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U-ti-ca: All-star notes/Lamoureux let go/notes

It became the highest-scoring all-star game in AHL history, a 14-12 win for the Western Conference, though remarkably it was 1-1 at 13:45 of the first. Aaron Ness was plus-2 twice; that evaporated in the West’s four-goal third period. He assisted on the first of Shane Prince’s three goals in the last 25 minutes. Only […] [Read More]

Ness 1-for-2: Sunday notes

Aaron gets stopped in the Breakaway Relay, but we know he'd totally win the Active Stick event if it ever happens… — The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) January 26, 2015 Aaron Ness false-started in his puck-control relay heat. No problem: He started on time the second time and beat Phil Varone of Rochester by a hair […] [Read More]

Time off might be good: Portland postgame

They were competitive. They worked hard. They were all over the Pirates most of the third period, shots on goal aside. But it’s another loss. It’s a point, but it’s another loss. “We’re in pretty much every game,” Colin McDonald said. “We really didn’t give up much tonight, just a couple of turnovers that ended […] [Read More]

Non-home part of home-and-home: Portland (road) pregame

Just got my electric bill. Can I borrow a defibrillator? Bridgeport starts a home-and-home in Portland tonight. After Wednesday’s bleh performance and the expected return of a couple of regulars, I’m not really sure what the lineup will look like. I mean, I could make a reasonable guess, I think, but the fine details, we’ll […] [Read More]

Some nights: Albany postgame

“Some days, we come out flying, playing great,” Adam Pelech said. “Some nights are like that.” Like that. Flat. Uncharacteristic. The inconsistency is to be expected, but sometimes the way they’re inconsistent still surprises you. They were giving up odd-man rushes galore in the first period Wednesday. Albany scored on one of them, and Bridgeport […] [Read More]

Two points: Syracuse postgame

There were two points when this game could’ve gone either way, though obviously the second one was a harder climb. The first eight, eight and a half minutes of this thing were played pretty even. High pace. Fun to watch. Teams breaking up odd-man rushes. Teams missing open nets. (Someone may’ve tweeted that. Sorry for […] [Read More]

Got one: Hartford postgame

That’s not playoff hockey, you know. The 60 minutes before it had its moments — the first two periods were totally Sunday-afternoon hockey, shots on goal 13-10 and whatnot, but still — and then it comes to four-on-four, and David Leggio, who’d given up one from 90 feet a period earlier, makes some big saves. […] [Read More]

Last Ride In: Albany liveblog

We knew this day would come: Finally, seeing Albany every other game is winding down. This is the last game between the teams that’s in an AHL arena. (There’s one more Jan. 21 in Newark.) (Albany’s role in Bridgeport’s schedule will be played from now on by Syracuse: The Crunch and Sound Tigers begin an […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Postgame, Pregame, RIP

Pulock rehabs; we’ll see past that: Thursday notes

This is, Brent Thompson said, the good news, that the initial fear was worse: Ryan Pulock is going to rest and rehab for three weeks, then be reevaluated. “We don’t know if it’s going to be 3-6 weeks, or if it’s going to be longer,” Thompson said. Surgery sounds like a possibility if it doesn’t […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Pulock, RIP

Waiting: Wednesday notes

Brent Thompson said Ryan Pulock was to be evaluated on Long Island; nothing yet on extent or prognosis until after results come back from that. Meanwhile, same cast as yesterday, with Scooter Vaughan going on defense to fill out four pairs and similar combinations to the weekend. In a cruel coincidence, I had a UConn […] [Read More]