An end to comebacks: Portland postgame

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“I mean, we’re resilient for sure,” Harry Zolnierczyk said. ““It’s our starts.” We’ll take the first period as a whole as a start tonight (because you start with Brett Gallant’s first professional power-play goal, that’s not a bad technical-start). Alex Bolduc’s goal at the front of the net. Evan Oberg’s power-play goal. You can start […] [Read More]

Stockton to the AHL (no, the other way): Portland pregame

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Kent Simpson, a night after his Bridgeport debut, gets his first Bridgeport start. Lukas Sutter also gets his AHL debut after coming up from Stockton. Colin McDonald took warmup in Detroit today but was sent down when Casey Cizikas was ready to play; he’s not back yet. Sutter’s the only apparent switch from last night’s […] [Read More]

For crying out loud: Hartford postgame

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These games are just weird. Another tough night for David Leggio. (Turns into a tough-luck loss for Kent Simpson; welcome back to the AHL, kid.) A mere 16 power plays, eight goals on special teams, one empty-netter to tie a record in a similar kind of game — well, I guess it’d have to be. […] [Read More]

Left to start the second half: Hartford pregame

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The injuries and recalls and everything else left Bridgeport with just one healthy extra. The ECHL transactions suggest they’re bringing another man cross-country, Lukas Sutter. He’s awaiting his AHL debut. But he’s not here yet; more likely tomorrow. Those still here open the second half in Hartford. Chris Langkow had already moved up to replace […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Pregame, Sutter

Poulin out, McDonald up, Pulock on: Friday morning notes

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A good news/bad news kind of morning at Wonderland for the morning skate. Kevin Poulin was off the ice, in hindsight, not early, but promptly yesterday. Turns out he’s dealing with a lower-body injury of some sort. Brent Thompson said they don’t have results of an MRI yet; that’ll tell them how long an absence […] [Read More]

West Coast Flavor: Pacific Division done

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The official press release on a plan, as Bob Murray said in the press conference, a decade in the making. The ECHL steps in in a few places tomorrow, but a major shift in the geographic balance. Edit, 4:30: Our ol’ friend from the Hershey beat Dave Sottile found the San Diego site. And here’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Just business

Green lights: Pulock, Thursday notes

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Cory Conacher and Matt Lashoff were on the ice today with the Sound Tigers as they came back from break, prepared for a (break-wise) second half that’ll need a push to make the playoffs, which seemed so much a given at the start of the year. They may get a little help. May. Eventually. Brent […] [Read More]

Pacific arrives/Keenan secured: Wednesday notes

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The next few days appear to be the days when the Pacific Division finally gets its formal announcement (tomorrow in San Jose with the five teams in attendance) and other pieces of the move become official. How some of those eastern markets reposition themselves, what it all ultimately means for other AHL markets (including Bridgeport, […] [Read More]