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Droughts/shots in elimination games: Monday notes

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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 streaks roll on. The Islanders put only 11 shots on Braden Holtby — only five years ago that their farm team […] [Read More]

Uncaged D, Game 7: Saturday notes

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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 of big saves, but he also had one where, after Jason Chimera jumped over his back, Mayfield chased him down […] [Read More]

Reinhart appears: Thursday notes

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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. They’re playing for their lives on Saturday. Manchester beat Portland 5-2 in their series opener; Sean Backman […] [Read More]

Changes/playoffs elsewhere: Wednesday notes

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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 the Wolf Pack’s 3-1 win over Providence. Game 2 is Saturday in Hartford. Out in Rosemont, Ill., where Bridgeport played its only […] [Read More]

Signs of growth, etc: Hartford postgame

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Yann Danis, 32 shots, 30 saves, a few big ones, bad breaks, you feel like you’ve seen this episode before. But it’s the little things, like the Minions playing a solid game, like Adam Pelech and Scott Mayfield and Mark Louis jumping in and getting some scoring chances and making you think maybe this is […] [Read More]

Great time for that: Thursday notes

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A bug’s going through the Bridgeport room, apparently. Today, Stephon Williams, Alan Quine and Carson McMillan were all out. The line combinations stayed steady with guys moved up into those spots for the day. (Though I’d kind of like to see what a Gallant-Mouillierat-Collberg line would look like in real life.) John Persson practiced again, […] [Read More]

Full-tilt: Manchester (1) postgame

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Well, that was fun. A little bit of everything, from big-time heavyweight bouts (got a kick out of Matt Carkner saying he hadn’t seen Josh Gratton in a while) to crazy near-comebacks (lots of postgame talk about how those bouts got things sparked, “got a little jam back in our step,” Aaron Ness said) to […] [Read More]

Second-to-last weekend: Thursday notes

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Status quo on the ice this morning for Bridgeport. No Halmo, day-to-day, no roadie, figure questionable for the weekend. No Zolnierczyk, day-to-day, but he still hasn’t had a contact practice. Persson on, still in red, though he took “sorta contact,” as Brent Thompson said. He reiterated that each goalie will get a game this weekend, […] [Read More]