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Working toward the weekend: Thursday notes

Lots of special-teams work for the Sound Tigers at Wonderland today. Justin Vaive was back in his late-Sunday spot and, as usual, at the front of the net on the power play, so presumably he’s good to

Assorted Thursday notes

While I was covering volleyball (um) yesterday, a Travis Hamonic trade request went public. A stunner, but I can’t add more than other people have. William Nylander’s assist on the only goal last

Getting (still) better: Providence postgame

About as strict a matchup as we’ve seen, especially this early in a season, in a while: Pelech-Mayfield against Khokhlachev, Frank Vatrano and Zack Phillips. They combined for nine shots, six of them

Welcome back: Tuesday notes

And we're back. #bst— Michael Fornabaio (@fornabaioctp) October 6, 2015 Got my old seat and everything. New boards! New glass! New lines! F: Beck-Kearns-Whitney

Hockey returns: Islanders exhibition openers

A split in the exhibition openers for the Big Club on Monday after riding the rails to work: Kirill Petrov scored in Brooklyn in an Islanders win, while Alan Quine, James Wright and Justin Vaive
Categories: RIP, The Big Club

Camp invites, farm interests: Notes on a Monday

Have been sitting on most of these links for a while, but a bit of news to spur actually posting it: The Islanders announced PTOs for Matt Carkner, Tyler Barnes and Parker Milner, all of whom are

Droughts/shots in elimination games: Monday notes

Peter Botte of the Daily News ran a bunch of numbers on the Islanders’ playoff drought and tweeted them this morning. Turns out their winless streak runs pretty close to their farm team’s. Both

Uncaged D, Game 7: Saturday notes

Matt Donovan was freed from the cage; Scott Mayfield was called up from the Black Aces. They played together. They did OK: Mayfield had one kinda scrambly shift on which Jaroslav Halak made a couple

Reinhart appears: Thursday notes

The Big Club fell behind in the series with a 5-1 loss in Washington in Game 5. Griffin Reinhart made his playoff debut in place of Lubomir Visnovsky; Calvin de Haan left the game in the third, too.

Changes/playoffs elsewhere: Wednesday notes

Wednesday was the third anniversary of the Sound Tigers’ last playoff game. The team that knocked them out got their playoffs started tonight, and former Bridgeport goalie Yann Danis made 27 saves in