Signs of growth, etc: Hartford postgame

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Yann Danis, 32 shots, 30 saves, a few big ones, bad breaks, you feel like you’ve seen this episode before. But it’s the little things, like the Minions playing a solid game, like Adam Pelech and Scott Mayfield and Mark Louis jumping in and getting some scoring chances and making you think maybe this is […] [Read More]

Travel delays: Hartford pregame

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Charlottetown was eliminated last night. Ross Johnston was on his way but may not have made it out of the airport in time; was supposed to be in, but appears not tonight. (Well, maybe Bridgeport just announced his ATO, which probably means he’s in the building. But Brent Thompson this morning said he wasn’t going […] [Read More]

Great time for that: Thursday notes

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A bug’s going through the Bridgeport room, apparently. Today, Stephon Williams, Alan Quine and Carson McMillan were all out. The line combinations stayed steady with guys moved up into those spots for the day. (Though I’d kind of like to see what a Gallant-Mouillierat-Collberg line would look like in real life.) John Persson practiced again, […] [Read More]

Three Senator goalies

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A goalie fight is a fun rarity to see. Watching a team need to play three goalies is the Holy Grail, like what almost happened in Florida earlier this season. One led to the other tonight in Binghamton against Utica. Chris Driedger had left the game with an injury early in the second period. Peter […] [Read More]

One back, one set back: Wednesday notes

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One change: Brett Gallant in for practice, Mike Halmo off. “(Halmo) wasn’t feeling as well today” after skating yesterday, Brent Thompson said. He’s not expecting Halmo to make the trip, or John Persson, either, though Persson skated again today with the team. Status quo otherwise; the rookie tryouts remained together, and that line (Eberle-Brooks-Markison) could […] [Read More]

Arcobello to Worlds

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The United States’ early roster for the World Championship includes Mark Arcobello as well as Yale goalie Alex Lyon. The tournament begins May 1. [Read More]

Age just a number, red just a color: Tuesday notes

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Kabanov, Schremp, Rakshani och Tambellini på isen samtidigt just nu. Bridgeport Soundtigers gör avtryck överallt! — Robin Figren (@figge_22) April 14, 2015 Meanwhile back in the States, Bridgeport had 15 forwards and six defensemen (with Griffin Reinhart up with the Islanders) on the ice for practice today. No Brett Gallant (who’s expected for the weekend, Brent […] [Read More]

On Goal: Manchester (2) postgame

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Edit: Arthur Staple reports Griffin Reinhart is going up to the Islanders. When the game was still sort of in doubt — if it ever truly was — it was the third and fourth lines driving offense. Eberle-Sutter-Markison, Gillies-Sundstrom-Langkow keeping the puck deep. “Listen, the third and fourth lines are giving second and third efforts,” […] [Read More]