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Two to go: Adirondack liveblog

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Last call, before we get to tonight: Fake Team Awards voting remains open until 11 tonight. Both awards can still be determined. The Phantoms wrap up their time in Glens Falls tonight, though there’s a lot to be determined about whether there’ll be someone replacing them next year (a lot to be determined everywhere, as […] [Read More]

Road to the End: Thursday notes

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This last week with an eliminated team felt different from other seasons’ last weeks, and I think I figured out why yesterday, dumb as it sounds. This is the first time Bridgeport will miss the playoffs while finishing the season on the road. The first five times, the season ended at home. But there’s a […] [Read More]

Less-than-magic numbers: Late Wednesday notes

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Stockton added Mathieu Gagnon and Andrey Pedan to their roster, leaving one spot open for everybody else. Adirondack beat Syracuse in a shootout, relegating Bridgeport to last place in the Northeast Division. (Adam Erne of North Branford scored his first pro goal for the Crunch.) Portland lost in a shootout to Albany (clinching a Devils […] [Read More]

They belong to the World: off-day notes

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The United States team that’ll seek our first non-Olympic world championship since 1933 will include Matt Donovan and Brock Nelson, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. The tournament’s in Belarus beginning May 9, and Peter Laviolette was named coach of the team earlier in the day. The Flyers were busy, signing Andrew MacDonald to a massive contract […] [Read More]

Execution: Adirondack postgame

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For the first time in a while, Scott Pellerin sounded disappointed. Still outmanned, still outgunned, but lamenting a few things that could’ve made a difference. “When you get to certain moments in a game,” Pellerin said, “when you have a four-minute power play, a scoring chance in the slot, and miss. You have opportunities to […] [Read More]

Springfield postgame: I mean, come on

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Seriously. “We had a couple of mistakes on the penalty kill that cost us,” Scott Pellerin said. “It’s going to happen in a game. We had some other opportunities to finish, to get two points; 5.4 seconds away from getting a point? Come on.” No way: That’s what I said. He’s frustrated, and it’s hard […] [Read More]

Vaughan re-ups: Thursday notes

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Scooter Vaughan’s PTO was set to expire this weekend. Good news for him and the Sound Tigers: He’ll be here a lot longer than that. Vaughan signed an AHL deal for next season, earning his way to a contract with a solid second half of the year, moving from defense to forward, staying in the […] [Read More]

Hockey in New Haven: Wednesday notes

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While Yale and Fairfield’s staffs take over Webster Bank Arena this weekend, the Sound Tigers borrow Yale’s barn. Bridgeport will practice at Ingalls Rink the next three days. (We’ll probably miss out, over with the Fairfield and Yale folks.) No apparent changes to the roster today. Slackers. Tonight Roy Sommer coached his 1,257th AHL game, […] [Read More]

No. 56: Tuesday notes

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After sending Adam Brace down yesterday, Bridgeport had Ben Rosen up here today, flying in on the red-eye to practice. He’s the latest to inherit No. 25; I was kind of hoping doubly he might be No. 56, first because that’s the lowest unworn number in team history, but also because he could be the […] [Read More]

Hartford postgame notes

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Phil mentioned part of this during the broadcast of this one, and it was something I almost tweeted last night (and probably good I didn’t, because I’d have used yesterday’s practice combos, and I’d have been wrong about tonight’s group). On opening night, Bridgeport’s lineup included 16 guys on NHL contracts and four guys on […] [Read More]