Stars, Americans clinch: Sunday notes

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Grand Rapids scored first Sunday. Texas ran past them and away to a huge Game 6 win at home, ending the series. It’ll be Trevor Smith and Toronto against the Stars for the Western Conference championship. They’ll start Friday. Over in Minsk, the big news was an apparent right-knee injury to Alex Ovechkin, though the […] [Read More]

Pens lead, U.S. needs wins: Saturday notes

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It was 3-2 Penguins in Providence tonight, so it’s 3-2 Penguins in the series. Peter Mannino made 31 saves, and Anton Zlobin scored late. They can wrap things up Monday night in Wilkes-Barre Township and set up a return to St. John’s, where they played the conference semis in 2012 (the IceCaps won that in […] [Read More]

Flames in Adirondack: Friday notes

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Glens Falls is now home to the Adirondack Flames, complete with something resembling the old Atlanta Flames logo. Clear victory. The buzz out of that press conference was that the Flames will wind up in the Western Conference with Utica et al. They made official as well that former Portland boss Brian Petrovek will run […] [Read More]

Worlds notes: Late early for U.S.

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Catching up… It’s a long tournament as these things go, the World Championship, especially under the current format. But it’s getting a lot shorter for the United States after Thursday morning’s 6-5 loss to Latvia (Brock Nelson had two, and Herberts Vasiljevs got what turned out to be the winner) and a 4-3 overtime win […] [Read More]

Fives wild: Wednesday notes/Worlds locals

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All three AHL games had a five-goal period tonight, a different period in each game, and two of the three needed overtime. After Providence scored two goals in the first 66 seconds of the third, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton had to come back from three goals down in the last 13 minutes to force overtime. It took over […] [Read More]

Lines from Langkow/Admirals win: Tuesday notes

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Caught up with Chris Langkow tonight. “It’s definitely nice to know you have something for next year,” Langkow said. “It’s something to push yourself for. I’m really excited.” His first AHL contract to start a season. It’s a spot where he’s comfortable, and familiarity with Brent Thompson also helps. “I got to know a lot […] [Read More]

Langkow returns

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The Sound Tigers announced an AHL deal with Chris Langkow for next season. Did a nice job in a shifting role this past season, and Brent Thompson knows well what he can do, too. [Read More]
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Caps closer: Monday notes

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St. John’s is a game away from moving on after a 5-1 win in Norfolk. That could be Tuesday night. Not that Brad Thiessen’s a slouch, but that John Gibson guy left the Admirals and is off doing some wacky things on the West Coast. Missed a day at the Worlds, but didn’t miss much […] [Read More]