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Syracuse postgame: hats surrounded by fists

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They had a talk two, two and a half weeks ago as John Persson was coming back from injury, about how he has to play, the physical game, the skating, the work on the boards. “And he has to finish,” Scott Pellerin said. “He’s got to (be) that down-low, mean player. He’d gotten away from […] [Read More]

Syracuse pregame: Missing goalie?

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I don’t believe Cedric Desjardins, who’s been among the better goalies in the league the past few years, has ever played here. (Please correct me if I’m misremembering). Backed up the two games Norfolk played here in November 2010 (Mark Wotton in overtime; Poulin’s shutout in Jack Capuano’s last game here), was still with Hamilton […] [Read More]
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Syracuse from afar: Liveblog 1

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The first road game happens to be a little farther away than we go nowadays, so we’ll be listening in and dropping comments here occasionally. The links off the Crunch website imply we can hear Dan D’Uva at this link (Edit: seems not: try here, headphones next to Bridgeport). We’ll be following Corey, Lindsay Kramer […] [Read More]

Playoff Crunch

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So in this odd season when they battle for life and struggle against teams in last place, Bridgeport sweeps the de facto Calder Cup champs. Goals for Scott Campbell, Nino Niederreiter (PP) and, in overtime, Brock Nelson, tying Rhett Rakhshani’s team rookie record of 24 goals. Assists on all three to Matt Donovan. Matt Watkins […] [Read More]

Spam’d/Syracuse

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(Not that one has anything to do with the other. I assume.) We were positively bombarded with spam comments last night, so it was a lot of “select all-delete” this morning. If I caught up yours in the sweep, (1) apologies, (b) either repost or email me and I’ll go find it. Thanks/sorry. (Also, we […] [Read More]

Let’s go to the videotape

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Bridgeport’s video work last night into today included the usual; a look at Syracuse’s power play, sure, and a look at the chances they didn’t capitalize on last night at Albany. But it also included something different. “We went over all the goals we’ve scored this season,” Scott Pellerin said. “On a loop, we just […] [Read More]

Black Sunday

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The Crunch make their one visit, and they do it in white because the Sound Tigers are wearing black on Sunday. Being 0-2 in those things, you’d think Bridgeport might change up the luck. Ah well. The lines at the start look familiar, though that Backman-Cizikas-Riley line from yesterday appears to get another crack. One […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Syracuse

The peanut vendors are standing up to them

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I’ve already strained a metaphor here, but what the heck. Bridgeport stood up to Syracuse’s high-powered offense. They blocked shots, got in lanes, gave Kevin Poulin a look at the most dangerous shots. And those dangerous shots happened. And Poulin stopped pretty much everything he possibly could’ve stopped. And it all happened, in the first […] [Read More]

Mathemagic

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If Bridgeport wins tonight, its magic number will be no higher than five for the division; it will also clinch a finish no worse than sixth. If Bridgeport loses tonight, well, hold off on all that. Tomas Marcinko appears to be in; Tyler McNeely did take the warmup. Syracuse has one to scratch as well, […] [Read More]

Syracuse liveblog

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No Syracuse for us. We’ll be listening to Jason Lockhart on AHL Live (Edit: try this) and following Lindsay Kramer and Jamie on Twitter. Bridgeport goes for its seventh consecutive win on the road. Appears the same lineup, though not sure about the goalie. Minor alumni note: Binghamton traded Max Gratchev to Springfield, though he’ll […] [Read More]