Milestones: Worcester pregame

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Though Kevin Poulin doesn’t get them there, Bridgeport’s nearing a milestone: If you include the backup goalies and the playoff players, the next new guy to dress for a Sound Tigers game will be No. 400 in team history to wear the sweater during a game. They’re only at 388 who’ve actually played, not counting […] [Read More]

Nilsson up, Poulin down

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The Islanders swapped goalies this morning, sending Kevin Poulin to Bridgeport, calling up Anders Nilsson. Since his last stint in the NHL, when Evgeni Nabokov was out injured, Nilsson has had his best stretch in two years. He had played nine of the past 10, winning his last six. He has a .918 save percentage […] [Read More]
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Seven’s a trend: Providence postgame

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Tough start. They spend most of the first period in their own end but do enough to get out of it down only… 1-1? “That’s obviously a huge goal,” Andrew Clark said, “for Marty (Joey Martin) to read the play and pick the pass off, make a nice shot. We came in after the first, […] [Read More]

Sliding up one: Providence pregame

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Home-and-home finishes up with a different goalie matchup; Anders Nilsson and Niklas Svedberg play to start this weekend after sitting out to end last weekend. Some tweaks in the Bruins lineup. The big tweak in the Bridgeport lineup of “one whole line missing,” of course; the newbies and Joey Diamond step in. There’s another minor […] [Read More]

So they’ve won 12 of 14*

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Halmo steps on ice, levels Kessel. Already a fan favorite. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 28, 2014 Not a bad start to the NHL career. A few big hits (four in all in 9:01), a few plays almost made, and Mike Halmo’s an NHLer. Anders Lee scored his second NHL goal on a third-period power […] [Read More]

Refreshers: Thursday notes

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Same cast today; same array, generally. Lots of systems work; some refreshers, some tweaks, it sounded like. Justin Johnson should be available. (By the way, that line — he was with Gallant-Langkow-Vaughan — usually has worn gray practice jerseys. The past two days? A purple we’ve never seen before. Makes you wonder what else Leni’s […] [Read More]

Two newcomers: Wednesday notes

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The remade Sound Tigers lineup includes Joey Martin, as was made apparent yesterday, and Justin Mercier, a left winger who’d been with Iowa until just a couple of days ago. They skated together today with Joey Diamond, keeping the other lines intact as they were this weekend. Scott Pellerin reiterated what he said yesterday about […] [Read More]

Don’t cry for me, Argentina: Tuesday notes (updated)

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EDIT: Meshing with the gossip of the day (on- and offline): ECHL transactions say Stockton’s Joey Martin’s heading to Bridgeport. Martin’s been a point-a-gamer this year for Stockton. The PTO will presumably come on arrival. First question: “Anything new?” Scott Pellerin was all business, though. Figures on a couple of players coming but didn’t have […] [Read More]