No dice: Portland postgame

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“We’re right there,” Anders Lee said after another home shutout. “We’re not putting the puck in the net. It’s frustrating. We’re trying our best out there. It’s not going in right now. All you can do is come back with a lot of energy and try to get two points.” With 31 shots, a couple […] [Read More]

Rearrangement: Portland pregame

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For the first time since before Halloween, Anders Lee and Mike Halmo start the night on different lines. No John Persson, but some rearrangement all around: Scooter Vaughan took the first rush on right wing on the third line, and Kirill Kabanov took the second. I got myself discombobulated on the right wingers on Portland’s […] [Read More]

Reiter gets a deal: Manchester Liveblog

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Kenny Reiter’s riding a two-game winning streak into tonight (7-2-2 in his past 11), has some of the best numbers on the team the past couple of years, and now finally has an NHL contract to his name. The Islanders announced his signing this afternoon for the rest of the year. (At 27, he’ll be […] [Read More]

Strome an all-star

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The AHL announced the 20-man roster that it’ll pit against Farjestad in the All-Star Classic in St. John’s, Feb. 11-12. Those 20 men include one Ryan Strome, who begins the day fifth in the AHL with 33 points, whose total leads AHL rookies (leads them with 24 assists, too), whose active nine-game scoring streak is […] [Read More]
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Beginning comebacks, birthday greetings: Thursday practice

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Edit2: The AHL transactions quietly note AHL contracts for both Chris Langkow and Mike Cornell. Their PTOs were due to expire after tomorrow night’s game in Manchester. Great day today:)and it's not because of weather:) — Andrey Pedan (@AndreyPedan) January 9, 2014 Andrey Pedan, out about two months now with that persistent upper-body injury, skated […] [Read More]

PTO swap: Wednesday notes

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Something else figured to be coming after Philip-Michael Devos was released last night. The “something else” turned out to be Peter Boyd, 25, a third-year pro up from South Carolina. He got his only AHL experience with Lake Erie on an ATO after finishing up at Ohio State in 2011. Why the swap? “We were […] [Read More]

Marcinko, Vasiljevs to Sochi: Tuesday notes

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Edit: Bridgeport released Philip-Michael Devos this afternoon. He’d been in and out the past few games. Some neat local international news this morning: Tomas Marcinko is going to the Olympics with Slovakia. Original Beast of New Haven Herberts Vasiljevs returns with Latvia as well, his third trip (he was picked for a fourth but was […] [Read More]

Good news/bad news on the Island: Monday-night notes

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The Islanders lost Evgeni Nabokov early in their game tonight against Dallas; Kevin Poulin took over, and the Isles announced only a lower-body injury on their veteran goalie. But the Big Club won it 7-3. Ryan Strome’s first NHL goal; Calvin de Haan’s first NHL point (his first two points, actually); goals for Brock Nelson […] [Read More]