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Embarrassed: WBS postgame

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That’s the word. Heard it from everywhere. Ugly day. Uninspired. A couple of pushes — Matt Murray was complementary and said they came at the start of each period; there’s a broken-up two-on-one in the second period that could’ve changed things, sure, but still — but not enough. “Obviously we’re all embarrassed,” Thompson said. “Games […] [Read More]
Categories: Postgame, RIP, Wilkes-Barre

Getting through the weekend: WBS pregame

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We’d been led to believe Matt Carkner might get the veteran’s no-three-in-three treatment, but he’s got an ‘A’ on his sweater today and took the first rush. So we’ll see. Matt Lashoff appears good to go, at least, and no additions yet. Edit, 3 p.m.: Carkner’s listed as a scratch. A tweak at forward, too. […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Wilkes-Barre

Three in threes: WBS postgame

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I don’t want to say this game kind of stuck out in August, but this game kind of stuck out in August. Three in threes against non-three-in-three teams… They just ain’t easy. Toss in giving up a goal 70 seconds in, they get nearer to impossible. And give Bridgeport credit, like Brent Thompson said: Their […] [Read More]

McDonald, Zolnierczyk called: WBS pregame

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The Islanders put Michael Grabner on injured reserve and, needing a couple of bodies for today’s game, called up Harry Zolnierczyk for the first time and Colin McDonald. That leaves Bridgeport a little short-handed depending on John Persson’s status. He took warmup and took a rush, but it looks as if Bridgeport is preparing to […] [Read More]

Taking advantage: WBS postgame

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You play them as they come, traffic and weather and mechanics permitting, and sometimes you catch a team when they’re suffering. Goodness knows the shoe has been on the other foot before. A solid, effective game, from all accounts — listened to a bit when possible, but don’t know much at the moment beyond tweets […] [Read More]

Poulin up/on McGrath and Gallants: WBS linkage

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Patrick McGrath, called up to Wilkes-Barre from Wheeling last night, had this beauty of a tilt against Gallant earlier this month. Sure, the Gallant was Alex, Brett’s younger brother and, briefly, McGrath’s junior teammate. But still. If Brett Gallant draws back into Bridgeport’s lineup tonight, he’ll still be seven penalty minutes behind Eric Godard’s team […] [Read More]

Killing them: WBS postgame

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We are eight days shy of the 10th anniversary — seriously? How the heck — of the seven-second-delay game, in which Greg Cronin let loose on a Wes McCauley no-goal call in his postgame interview, complete with visual aids (the game film). Brent Thompson didn’t break out video on us for this one, so it’s […] [Read More]

Memory, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton: WBS pregame

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Memory is strange. I walked in this morning and said I’d go around the corner to the runway to watch the skate. There’s no runway here, though; that’s in Manchester, where there’s a similar hallway and similar bowels. I was surprised this morning to walk in and find only one banner hanging in the rafters […] [Read More]

Gillies signs/Persson skates/Conacher waived

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Finally, Colton Gillies is getting out of the hotel. His PTO would’ve expired tonight, but Gillies has signed an AHL contract to keep him here the rest of the year. “I can settle in now,” Gillies said after the morning skate. “The people (at the hotel) were great, the staff, but you’re definitely not settled […] [Read More]

Teen Beat: WBS liveblog

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I’ve now missed four Sound Tigers trips to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 13 years. Two were because of blizzards. One was because the car and I kind of got knocked around that one time (pardon me, upper-body, day-to-day, for the past 2,900 days). And tonight. What can you do. What we’ll do is listen to Mike O’Brien […] [Read More]