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Penalty avoidance 101

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Three fights for Brett Gallant (including one in which he and Krys Barch took off each other’s helmets to avoid the new penalty) and a goal for line-with-nickname-to-come-if-necessary in the Islanders’ preseason win in New Jersey. A fight for Mike Dalhuisen, and Joey Diamond fought Stephen Gionta at the end of the game, too, after […] [Read More]

Schedule post/Kvitova-NastiaPav

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Tennis! I may be upstairs when it hits. See the AHL site and the Sound Tigers’ site at 3 p.m. for the links. I’ll add to this when I can. Meanwhile, the Simpsons clip we’re all thinking today. … While it rains… It exists. (The League’s release does, too.) Precisely no home non-holiday weeknights (two […] [Read More]
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“Get to the ‘working overtime’ part!”*

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The regular season’s over up top, so there’s no more NHL paychecks. The Islanders recalled all eight guys they’d left hanging around here this week to practice with the Big Club. (If they travel, if they need directions around Pittsburgh or Consol Energy Center, I’m here… to tell them to ask somebody else. Great barn, […] [Read More]

Bounced back

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Colin McDonald talked about consistency today like Scott Pellerin talked about it Sunday, how it’s what they’re striving toward, how much Sunday stuck in his craw. They were a lot more consistent today, taking advantage of turnovers and opportunities, getting the kind of goaltending they usually get, playing physical, earning a win. “We had four […] [Read More]

Sharks-Tigers with more Bulldogs

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Kenny Reiter had himself a nice start in the ECHL, and today in Worcester he gets his first AHL start of the year (and, you could argue, his first in a real, live, full-strength AHL game, since both teams were locked into place last year in his first start and didn’t dress the A-teams). Four […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Simpsons, Worcester

“Where’s my spy camera? Where’s my spy camera?”*

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The schedule question always comes. And though the schedule doesn’t sound imminent, the question always comes harder once the basketballers put theirs out. So after 11 years, I figured it was worth doing this. Schedule releases: Year AHL NBA  2001-02  Aug. 2 July 26  2002-03 Aug. 1 July 18  2003-04 July 31 July 29  2004-05 […] [Read More]

Night off*

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No NHL, AHL, ECHL, IIHF games. A chilling vision of things to come**. Alex Giroux is finally going overseas: Dynamo Riga announced a two-year deal with him. (The noted-therein “hockey experts” apparently are employed at eliteprospects. Did change the wording, though, a little.) Smithsonian Magazine on the chicken. Have not finished, but will for now […] [Read More]

Melting IceCaps

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Pierre-Cedric Labrie scored 97 seconds into overtime, and Norfolk is one win away from the Calder Cup Final. Dustin Tokarski made 25 saves. Eddie Pasquale made one more, but needed yet another. The Admirals can wrap it up Tuesday night, or they’ll have to wait until Saturday to try again. (Three days off in St. […] [Read More]

Flying back to Newfoundland

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Simon Despres scored on his own rebound at 12:08 of double overtime, so the Penguins live to fight another day. Game 6 is Friday on the Rock. The Penguins survive a wacky goal from the neutral zone early on to do it. Abbotsford and Toronto are playing Game 4 out in B.C. at this writing. […] [Read More]

Joe Sullivan’s Saturday Night Penalty Party!*

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So… y’ever see Mark Wotton flip out like that? “He didn’t just lose his cool for the sake of losing his cool,” Pat Bingham said. “He’s killing a penalty, and the puck’s shot out of play.” In fact, as I listen to Jamie cut the video behind me, you can hear Phil talking about how […] [Read More]