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Forgetting the past: Binghamton postgame

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For the sake of all that’s holy: Forgot to ask Mouillierat why he left warmup early. Other things had happened in between, like this (in the Idaho version, I think that’s Chris Bruton who follows him behind the net) and six more goals. It’d been a while since they’d gone to center ice and saluted […] [Read More]

Syracuse pregame

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No Sebastian Collberg today — healthy — so Scooter Vaughan gets back in. Several rearrangements, including Johan Sundstrom going back to the middle, but that looks like the only in-and-out change aside from the change in net, which Brent Thompson told us about last night. Syracuse ran all seven defensemen and I missed their first […] [Read More]

‘Outgoaltended’: Lehigh Valley postgame

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This has been the season where something somewhere is always going wrong, and tonight’s turn was pretty clearly Kevin Poulin’s. Some bad luck, perhaps — what looked like an Adam Comrie floater apparently ticked off Colton Gillies for the tying goal — but not his night, as Brent Thompson put about as bluntly as he’s […] [Read More]

Broken records: Matt Murray and the ’03-04 Sound Tigers

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Quick diversion before we start: Looks like the fresh start suited David Leggio nicely in his first Portland start. Matt Murray’s a bum. He gave up infinitely more goals in the last two minutes today than he had in the previous 300. And I mean, I’m no math major, but when your track record says […] [Read More]

Odd records, one way or the other: Springfield pregame

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Bridgeport has lost seven in a row in regulation, two shy of the team record. You know what would end that streak? The bonus round. And I hate to even invoke the thing on a travel day, but if tonight’s game doesn’t go to a shootout, it would tie the team record: 32 games without […] [Read More]

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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