Time flies, seasons change: Syracuse liveblog

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(One last request: Fake Team Awards balloting ends tonight.) Today is the fifth anniversary of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ last playoff win (and 12th of its last series win). Mikko Koskinen beat Braden Holtby in that last victory, Andrew MacDonald scored two power-play goals, Robin Figren had a goal and an assist: Bridgeport beat Hershey […] [Read More]

The Drought turns 12: Bridgeport’s (non-)playoff history

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The Sound Tigers last won a playoff series in 2003, 12 years ago tonight. Since then, 24 of the other 29 teams in the league have won at least one series. Lake Erie*, the Albany Devils, Utica, the Adirondack Flames and the Iowa Wild are the five others who have not won a playoff series […] [Read More]

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]