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Cleaning up: Providence postgame

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One thing everyone around this team talks about is how hard the players work. Hasn’t been in doubt. The results haven’t followed. They’ve worked to clean things up the whole way here. A lot of them were cleaned up tonight. Goaltending wasn’t bad; Kevin Poulin got beat on a wrister 35 seconds after Andrew Cherniwchan […] [Read More]

Ain’t broke: Providence pregame

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Except for starting Kevin Poulin, Bridgeport’s lineup remains the same from last night’s win. For Providence, Linus Arnesson, the Bruins’ second-round pick in 2013 and just over from Sweden, makes his North American debut, a bit of a surprise, as Mark Divver noted earlier. One to scratch; looked like Frank Vatrano. It was. BRIDGEPORT F: […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Providence, Schools

Upper body, day-to-day (again): Thursday notes

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Harry Zolnierczyk remained out Thursday, and Brent Thompson didn’t sound hopeful he’d be back for the weekend. He’s termed day-to-day (upper body). Brett Gallant has practiced the past couple of days, no-contact. Doubt he’s in this weekend, either. Leni DiCostanzo remained in one net (and killed it at Rebound). Unfortunately for all our hopes of […] [Read More]

Not confusing effort with achievement: Sunday postgame

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There is none of that in the Bridgeport room. If you want to take the positives from two games in which they outshot and outchanced their opponents (the power play figures are the smallest part of that), there’s that. But… Well, from the initial “couple of games of competing better” question, Thompson (with his team […] [Read More]

‘Outgoaltended’: Lehigh Valley postgame

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This has been the season where something somewhere is always going wrong, and tonight’s turn was pretty clearly Kevin Poulin’s. Some bad luck, perhaps — what looked like an Adam Comrie floater apparently ticked off Colton Gillies for the tying goal — but not his night, as Brent Thompson put about as bluntly as he’s […] [Read More]

Captain hurting: Thursday notes

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Was told Aaron Ness took a puck to the face in practice this morning and missed the rest to get medical attention. Brent Thompson didn’t have initial word as he left Wonderland this morning. Brett Gallant also remains out. (That’s about all of practice I caught, unfortunately: Fun with leaky water heaters. UI told me […] [Read More]
Categories: Ness, Schools, Stockton

Without Pulock: Hershey liveblog

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No roadie for us, but an extra one for Ryan Pulock, called up this afternoon to make seven defensemen with Travis Hamonic on injured reserve. We’ll hang out here and listen to a game with a suddenly thinned-out Bridgeport defense corps — these things change in a day, don’t they? good thing for versatility — […] [Read More]

Back to resembling normal: Tuesday notes

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All hands on deck this morning for Bridgeport, including Jesse Graham (in non-contact red), Johan Sundstrom (back in green with the full line that played the other day, Persson-Quine-Gillies) and Ryan Pulock (so evidently the just-in-case case did not materialize). Scooter Vaughan was back in forward’s light blue though he took some shifts on defense […] [Read More]

Blasting away: Hartford postgame 2

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Normally I write about something, and… well, it’s like the SI cover jinx. Sometimes it’s just regression to the mean. But last week I wrote Griffin Reinhart, and he got hurt. This week, I wrote Ryan Pulock to advance the weekend… and he’s got three goals in two games. It struck me even last night […] [Read More]

Pedan to Stockton, attrition: Thursday notes

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He wasn’t cracking the top six here with the present cast, so Andrey Pedan got a seat on a plane… though not the best seat. He’ll join Stockton for the Thunder’s two games in Idaho this weekend. Brent Thompson said he’ll be back, but he’s got to play, and with eight defensemen, he wasn’t expected […] [Read More]