Game plans: Lehigh Valley postgame

To sort-of steal a line from Bracken Kearns, 10 games ago, who knows how this turns out. They’re down 2-0 early, then again by a goal after they erase that deficit. “We stayed with it,” Ben Holmstrom

Sticking with it (basically): Lehigh Valley pregame

The Sound Tigers get back to work with, more or less, the same lineup as before the break: Missing J.F. Berube and Scott Mayfield, obviously, but otherwise appearing identical. As expected from

All hands back on deck: Thursday notes

If Bridgeport had practiced Monday and Ryan Pulock had never blocked that shot Saturday night, I imagine this is how it would have looked. Same lines. Same pairs, except Loic Leduc in for Scott

Couple for Quine: Post-All-Star quotes

“Fun, a lot of fun,” were the first words out of Alan Quine’s mouth when I got to him through the packed dressing room after the all-star game/challenge/classic concluded. You played three games to
Categories: Quine

Wrapping Sunday/state of the league Monday notes

Links, some delayed for technical reasons, from last night: Sean Backman credited Mike Stothers’ faith in his offensive game as a big factor in recapturing it. (Stothers was money.) Catching up,
Categories: Alumni watch , Backman , Just business , Pulock , Quine

Feeling it: Albany postgame

Ryan Pulock’s blocked shot takes some of the juice out of this one, though we have no information yet whether he’ll miss so much as the skills contest, let alone time after the break. Which is kind of
Categories: Albany , Alumni watch , Berube , Halmo , Postgame

Unbroken pre-break: Albany pregame

Not broke, not fixing it: Bridgeport goes with the same exact lineup for the third time in four days leading into the all-star break. A few swaps for Albany from last night. One to scratch each way;
Categories: Albany, Pregame

Working blue: Hartford postgame

Hockey folks talk a lot about plays at the blue line, whether yours or theirs. Get a puck out, and buy yourself some time. Keep a puck in, and get yourself a scoring chance. Fail, and you’re chasing.