Break time: Portland (home) pregame

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With Sebastian Collberg out in the last game before the all-star break, Chris Langkow takes his spot on the top line to start tonight. That John Persson-Alan Quine-Scooter Vaughan line sticks from last night. Cory Conacher remains out. Brendan Shinnimin replaces Alex Bolduc on the all-star team, and Bolduc’s out tonight for Portland. The A’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Portland, Pregame

Non-home part of home-and-home: Portland (road) pregame

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Just got my electric bill. Can I borrow a defibrillator? Bridgeport starts a home-and-home in Portland tonight. After Wednesday’s bleh performance and the expected return of a couple of regulars, I’m not really sure what the lineup will look like. I mean, I could make a reasonable guess, I think, but the fine details, we’ll […] [Read More]

Deflation: Bring balls to “Pucks and Pigskins night” Saturday

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Jumping smartly on the bandwagon, the Sound Tigers today announced a “DeflateGate” tie-in to go with Saturday’s already-planned football theme night: Donate your deflated football to the Cardinal Shehan Center, get $10 off a ticket Saturday. All donated footballs will be inflated by a member of Tire Shak and donated to the Cardinal Sheehan Center […] [Read More]
Categories: Just business, Leduc

Some nights: Albany postgame

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“Some days, we come out flying, playing great,” Adam Pelech said. “Some nights are like that.” Like that. Flat. Uncharacteristic. The inconsistency is to be expected, but sometimes the way they’re inconsistent still surprises you. They were giving up odd-man rushes galore in the first period Wednesday. Albany scored on one of them, and Bridgeport […] [Read More]

Somewhere not in the swamps of Jersey: Albany pregame

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Just up the road 11 years ago tomorrow, Bridgeport played Albany in the Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena, later the Izod Center, soon to be closed. Mattias Timander had just been traded. Bridgeport lost 2-1 that Thursday night. At a newer building in a downtown setting, the Sound Tigers will meet a team that isn’t […] [Read More]

Lamoureux coming: Tuesday notes

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For the moment Tuesday morning at Wonderland, the Sound Tigers looked more or less as expected: With Matt Lashoff out after taking a high hit Sunday, status quo ante on defense (Lashoff isn’t expected to play this week, Brent Thompson said); the second and third lines in another assorted combination. But there will be a […] [Read More]

Sharper edge: Syracuse postgame 2

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A little different. “That’s a good team,” Scott Mayfield said. “They gave us some pushes, and we pushed them right back. (Saturday) night, that wasn’t there as much.” The defense had a rough night Saturday. Sunday, it was a strength. The kids have had moments recently where they’ve shown lots of growth, and today was […] [Read More]

Can he ATO? Syracuse pregame 2

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Catching up from covering UConn (Isles draft pick Robbie Russo with a hat trick in a 6-1 win; he’s leading the nation’s defensemen in scoring): Cory Conacher’s back in, but Johan Sundstrom, who took a puck in the mouth late last night, appears to be out. Some line tweaks along with that. Bridgeport still in […] [Read More]
Categories: Futures, Pregame, Syracuse