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Spend a night in the … box: On power plays and GAA

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“If we take four … penalties a game, we’re going to kill every one of those … penalties off. We take … seven, they’re going to … score. Our … killers are getting bagged every night.” –Brent Thompson, Dec. 12, 2014. PP # Total time Chances PPGA GAA 1 48:22 26 3 3.72 2 42:38 […] [Read More]

Reinhart back, Halmo out: Wednesday notes

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The New York Islanders’ reassignment of Griffin Reinhart back to Bridgeport — the Big Club has two spots open now after putting Michael Grabner back on IR, and Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk both practiced today — came while the Sound Tigers were on the ice Wednesday. So, things there looked pretty much as they […] [Read More]

Day planners due Wednesday: Tuesday notes

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Schedule. Wednesday. 11 a.m. #wheresmyspycamera.* Over the Boards reported that Tage Thompson, Brent’s son, has committed to UConn. Tage is Class of 2016 for high school, so it’s a couple of years away. Former Fairfield Prepster Will Brophy tweeted the other night that he’s given his commitment to Holy Cross. Tim Leone notes that there’s […] [Read More]

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]
Categories: Simpsons

“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]