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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]

False start

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This isn’t how you want to start, both in the result sense, in the way-things-went sense, and in a way in the this-is-your-first-real-game-together sense. “There are a lot of mixed emotions, honestly,” Scott Pellerin said. “At the beginning of the game I thought they really came at us. You could tell we really didn’t have […] [Read More]

Season 13, Game 1

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Back to work. One to scratch each way. Looked like Quine for Bridgeport. So semi-remarkably, thanks to a bunch of ATOs and Anders Lee’s signature last year, none of these guys are making their pro debut, though there are seven rookies in. BRIDGEPORT F: Lee-Strome-Diamond Persson-Sundstrom-Bruton (C) Halmo-Wetmore-Kabanov Gallant-Clark-Johnson (Quine-scratch) D: Finley-de Haan (A) Ness […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Wilkes-Barre

Coin flips

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Can’t fault the defensive effort. Can’t fault the PK. Sure can’t fault the goaltending. They got one. So did Wilkes-Barre. Pretty much how Wilkes-Barre games go, but still. And they haven’t won in six games. (Though technically the losing streak ends, for what that’s worth.) Scott Pellerin tinkered with the top two lines twice, trying […] [Read More]

Finishing up

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The weekend wraps with the Penguins, as Tom Kostopoulos returns in a WBS sweater for the first time since Mike Therrien complained about Bridgeport holding him in the leadup to the 2004 playoffs. (Paid off.) Looks like more or less the same Bridgeport lineup in the same array as last night, with the possible exception […] [Read More]

Nothing even

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Over the first two periods tonight, shots at five-on-five were something like 24-5 at even strength. Now, like I said there, it looked like they might’ve shorted Bridgeport a shot or two at the end of the period. But it wasn’t like Bridgeport was giving itself a lot of chances to win. All four goals […] [Read More]

Nothing even

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Over the first two periods tonight, shots at five-on-five were something like 24-5 at even strength. Now, like I said there, it looked like they might’ve shorted Bridgeport a shot or two at the end of the period. But it wasn’t like Bridgeport was giving itself a lot of chances to win. All four goals […] [Read More]