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Reinhart to the Oilers: Friday notes

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The Islanders dealt their way into the first round Friday night, sending Griffin Reinhart to Edmonton for two draft picks, Nos. 16 and 33. They used 16 to take centerman Mathew Barzal, and 33 will be one of the first picks Saturday morning. Got to admit I wasn’t as down on Reinhart as some others. […] [Read More]

Yet another for the one you believe: Hawks win the Cup

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Three championships in six years… You know, maybe it gets a little old… @fornabaioctp never!!! — Chris Elsberry (@elsctpost) June 16, 2015 Antoine Vermette was always huge for those Binghamton Senators teams. Andrew Desjardins helped drive those Worcester Sharks. Nice to see them get to the top. Here’s SportsNet’s season-ending montage. So does Ville Pokka […] [Read More]

Adieu, Colisee / Comets lead: Sunday notes

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Islanders draft pick Michael Dal Colle and the Oshawa Generals are Memorial Cup champions after a 2-1 overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets. Dal Colle had five points in four games at the tournament. That’s the last game at Le Colisee in Quebec. Bridgeport won its only visit, March 6, 2002; Patrick Leahy broke a […] [Read More]

Hartford moves on: Friday notes

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The East Division over the past decade had provided the AHL with Calder Cups for Norfolk and Binghamton and Philadelphia and, of course Hershey; with finals appearances for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Syracuse. And it’s now out of business. The AHL’s new alignment cobbles bits of the East, Northeast and Atlantic into a new Atlantic next year, […] [Read More]

Manch moves on/Great shot, kid: USA wins, Tuesday notes

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The only AHL game tonight featured Bridgeport’s once and future division rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season finale. Manchester scored two first-period goals (Sean Backman had an assist) and withstood Conor Sheary’s second-period goal to beat the Penguins 2-1 and finish off the series in five. The Monarchs, off to California whenever this season ends, move on to […] [Read More]

Multiple overtimes: Thursday notes

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Like an hour and a half after Game 1 needed three overtimes, Game 2 was decided in about 45 minutes: Manchester got three points apiece from Jordan Weal, Brian O’Neill and Michael Mersch, and the Monarchs lead the series 2-0 after a 5-2 win tonight. They’ll go to Wilkes-Barre for two or three games. The […] [Read More]

Droughts/shots in elimination games: Monday notes

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Peter Botte of the Daily News ran a bunch of numbers on the Islanders’ playoff drought and tweeted them this morning. Turns out their winless streak runs pretty close to their farm team’s. Both streaks roll on. The Islanders put only 11 shots on Braden Holtby — only five years ago that their farm team […] [Read More]

Day last: Hartford pregame

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Kevin Poulin for the last game of the season. A few tweaks; Sebastian Collberg gets in for the finale, and Colin Markison’s out. The sick remain out. Hartford, locked into the third seed, has a bunch of changes from Friday. BRIDGEPORT F: Jeffrey (A)-Quine-Vaughan Johnston-Mouillierat (A)-Collberg Gillies-Sundstrom-Langkow Gallant-Brooks-Eberle D: Ness (C)-Pulock Pelech-Mayfield Carkner-Louis G: Poulin […] [Read More]