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Just in time: Worcester postgame

So they’ve figured out how to put teams away. Shame about that whole February thing. This is actually their first winning streak since that Chris Langkow goal in overtime to beat Hartford here on Feb. 7, their first regulation-time winning streak since Kevin Poulin shut down Portland up there in early January. They’d been OK […] [Read More]

Farewell, Sharks: Worcester pregame

Stephon Williams gets Start No. 2, and Brett Gallant returns for Bridgeport as Worcester makes its last trip in, replacing Mike Halmo in the lineup (hoping for an update after the game). There’s some rearrangement of the wings to accommodate all that. Kevin Czuczman gets back in, too, for Matt Carkner; was told that’s maintenance. […] [Read More]

So long, old friend: How about one more classic, Worcester?

Wistah. Boy, did these cities play some wild games. We did this once before, didn’t we? Asked the Campbell brothers and Justin Papineau about you. Quoted Bill Ballou’s fantastic line about the IceCats’ losing decisive games in playoff series of all different lengths and how they had “failed for the cycle.” Sent your team off […] [Read More]

No continuation, another loss: Worcester postgame

Biggest difference between this thing and Saturday’s win? “Overall urgency,” Brent Thompson said. “Each one-on-one battle. That was the difference. We didn’t win enough one-on-one battles. We lost D-side positioning.” The Sharks scored two quick goals in the second and didn’t have that lead particularly threatened. There were a few big drives on the power […] [Read More]

Halmo, Mouillierat, Mayfield back

Two-thirds of a top line — or, a third of their top six — returns tonight for the Sound Tigers. Mike Halmo’s back from injury; Kael Mouillierat’s back from the NHL. Lengthens the lineup just a tiny bit, no? Scott Mayfield comes back from his six-game suspension, too. The Sharks have one to scratch. First […] [Read More]

Worcester (last trip in) semiliveblog

Again otherwise occupied today, though hoping to catch up on tonight’s game relatively early. We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, you’ve got Phil tonight (audio/pay per view). Follows include Paul, Phil, Eric Lindquist’s in-game (his call is here) and [Read More]

Got away late: Worcester postgame

In more ways than one, this game got away late from Bridgeport. Late in the game, three Worcester goals. Late in the first two periods, Worcester goals. “Sometimes you take one step back to take two forward,” Brent Thompson said. “It was one of those nights where we weren’t dialed in the way we needed […] [Read More]

Save your jokes: Worcester pregame

YES, both teams are here. Colton Gillies isn’t. John Persson’s not, either. (Upper body, coming and going, for both.) So, with Mike Halmo out long-term, on for warmup are the 19 skaters the Sound Tigers have available. David Leggio gets the start off Saturday’s shutout, with the team up to a 128:26 shutout streak. One […] [Read More]
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