Johnson signs with the Islanders

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As first noted by Justin Bourne and confirmed on the AHL transactions, Justin Johnson has himself an NHL deal. He remains with Bridgeport. Believe that’s his first NHL contract at age 32. [Read More]
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Arcobello Player of the Week

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We joked last night about the hundreds of points Milford’s/Fairfield Prep’s/Yale’s Mark Arcobello had in his nine AHL games. To stay true to the joke, we should probably say he had 244 of them in three games this week to earn AHL Player of the Week honors. It was only seven (3-4-7), but still. [Read More]

Power outage: Utica postgame

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When it comes down to it, kind of an even game in a lot of ways. One even-strength goal each way. Shots on goal just about even. Even-strength attempts pretty close to even. Both goalies made some big ones. The difference is an 0-for-8 vs. a 1-for-5. Talked kind of heavily in the gamer (and […] [Read More]

Halmo’s back: Utica pregame

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With the return of Frans Nielsen up top, Mike Halmo comes back here. For now, at least. Wednesday at 3 p.m. creeps ever closer. He appears to take Matthew Pistilli’s spot today. The other lines revert to Friday-like, but the third defense pair appears to swap out entirely to get them back in. One to […] [Read More]
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Eight is not happening: Worcester postgame

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Streak’s over. “It (is objectionable or inadequate),” Matt Donovan said. “Obviously you want to keep that streak going. I felt that was a very winnable game if we showed up the first 40 and played like we did in the third. It was ours to take, those two points.” A rough first two periods; a […] [Read More]

Milestones: Worcester pregame

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Though Kevin Poulin doesn’t get them there, Bridgeport’s nearing a milestone: If you include the backup goalies and the playoff players, the next new guy to dress for a Sound Tigers game will be No. 400 in team history to wear the sweater during a game. They’re only at 388 who’ve actually played, not counting […] [Read More]

Nilsson up, Poulin down

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The Islanders swapped goalies this morning, sending Kevin Poulin to Bridgeport, calling up Anders Nilsson. Since his last stint in the NHL, when Evgeni Nabokov was out injured, Nilsson has had his best stretch in two years. He had played nine of the past 10, winning his last six. He has a .918 save percentage […] [Read More]
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Seven’s a trend: Providence postgame

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Tough start. They spend most of the first period in their own end but do enough to get out of it down only… 1-1? “That’s obviously a huge goal,” Andrew Clark said, “for Marty (Joey Martin) to read the play and pick the pass off, make a nice shot. We came in after the first, […] [Read More]