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Digging out: Syracuse liveblog

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The team with the eighth-best points percentage in the Eastern Conference is the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. They’ve got 54 points in 47 games, a .574 percentage, on pace for 87 points in 76 games, rounding down. The Sound Tigers have 44 points with 31 games to go after this five-game losing streak. To get to 87 […] [Read More]

Trivia 2014 (plus bonus practice note)

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Come for the trivia, stay for the note from practice (in front of a couple of Jersey high school teams) embedded within… The once and future coach, Brent Thompson, returned to Bridgeport this year, which calls to mind nonconsecutive things of all sorts. 1) A number of Sound Tigers have had nonconsecutive Bridgeport careers, been […] [Read More]

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]

World’s Largest Traveling Penalty Party!

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Had time during Family Guy, so what the heck. Dec. 6, 2014, at Lehigh Valley: SITUATION Incidences Total time LV goals BPT goals 5-on-5 10 38:19 2 2 4-on-4 3 5:02 0 0 3-on-3 1 0:51 0 0 B 5-on-4 5 8:31 0 0 B 4-on-3 1 0:08 0 0 L 5-on-4 6 9:19 0 […] [Read More]

On fancystats and accurate estimates

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Stats post, wading into deep water without the little swimmy things… Expansion and sources on Wednesday’s story: Start Here, @joshweissbock’s post Sunday night with estimated Fenwick Close and PDO numbers for the AHL. “Bridgeport is bad,” he writes. “WATCH THE GAME, NERD” I hear a cry. Well, I do, usually. Try to. Attempt. When not […] [Read More]
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Good problems to have, etc.: Hartford pregame 2

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John Persson back in, C.J. Stretch out tonight. “We’ve got a lot of good players,” Thompson said. That, they do. Kael Mouillierat moves back to the middle for Stretch as Persson moves into Mouillierat’s spot. The third and fourth lines, both effective last night, remain intact. One to scratch each way. Pedan did take the […] [Read More]

First Islanders cuts

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The Islanders’ first cuts include Sebastian Collberg, Jesse Graham, Loic Leduc, Andrey Pedan and Adam Pelech, assigned to Bridgeport. Sound Tigers contracts Chris Langkow, Scooter Vaughan, C.J. Stretch, Mark Nemec and Philippe Trudeau were also released from assorted NHL tryouts. Unsigned draft pick Lukas Sutter was also sent to Bridgeport’s camp, which Arthur Staple noted […] [Read More]

Watching the Final and the comics: Friday notes

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The AHL summarized the multimedia broadcast coverage schedule for the Calder Cup Final. Without NHL Network ourselves and not being otherwise flush with the cash, we’ll be listening to either Brian Rogers or Owen Newkirk, figuring we can’t go wrong either way, when we’re not otherwise working. (Busy few weeks, as you may’ve noted on […] [Read More]

Final set/Don’t Score Fourth: Tuesday notes

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St. John’s clinched the first berth in the Calder Cup Final with a 5-0 win tonight at Mile One. Blair Riley’s first of the playoffs was the first in a three-goal third period to put it away. He, Kael Mouillierat and Jordan Hill have a chance to become former Sound Tigers to win the Calder […] [Read More]

Thirteen Years Gone: Hartford postgame

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So the last day. Poulin’s spectacular, hecklers be damned (we’ll take the sober ones over the drunk ones; that’s a rant for another day). One deflection by a guy untouched at the top of the crease. They can’t find a way to beat Dov Grumet-Morris, equally stellar, who robs Sundstrom on a power-play glove save […] [Read More]