All-star TV

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Locally, MSG+ and NESN are both slated to air both the AHL all-star skills competition and All-Star Game live later this month, according to the list just posted by the league. [Read More]
Categories: Television

Unchanged (for now): Tuesday notes

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Newbie Matt Lashoff (assigned No. 5, on the AHL site) wasn’t on the ice today at Wonderland, getting his medicals done as Brent Thompson said. So Bridgeport looked exactly the same as it did Saturday. Same lines. Same pairs. Loic Leduc a seventh defenseman. Justin Courtnall with Brett Gallant, Chris Langkow and Scooter Vaughan. Sebastian […] [Read More]

Sound Tigers sign Matt Lashoff

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That young defense just got a little more experienced. The Sound Tigers have signed veteran defenseman Matt Lashoff to an AHL contract. Lashoff, 28, played in the KHL this year, so he had to clear waivers to play here; that process was completed today. In 312 career AHL games for Providence, Norfolk and Toronto, Lashoff […] [Read More]
Categories: Lashoff

Change at the top

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We let this pass kind of quietly after discussing it along the way, but Brett Gallant’s fight with Dylan McIlrath in Sunday’s game gave him the team record. Name Years PIM Brett Gallant 2010-15 707 Eric Godard 2001-05 705 Micheal Haley 2007-12 639 Graham Belak 2001-05 434 Pascal Morency 2007-10 416 Through 1/11/15 [Read More]

Got one: Hartford postgame

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That’s not playoff hockey, you know. The 60 minutes before it had its moments — the first two periods were totally Sunday-afternoon hockey, shots on goal 13-10 and whatnot, but still — and then it comes to four-on-four, and David Leggio, who’d given up one from 90 feet a period earlier, makes some big saves. […] [Read More]

Showing up early: Hartford pregame

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Figuring out when to set my alarm led me to realize it was the first time I was setting it for quite this trip at quite this time. This will only be the fourth Bridgeport visit to Hartford on a Sunday in the regular season, and the earliest start. And as it turns out, the […] [Read More]

Last Ride In: Albany liveblog

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We knew this day would come: Finally, seeing Albany every other game is winding down. This is the last game between the teams that’s in an AHL arena. (There’s one more Jan. 21 in Newark.) (Albany’s role in Bridgeport’s schedule will be played from now on by Syracuse: The Crunch and Sound Tigers begin an […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Postgame, Pregame, RIP

Portland liveblog (yes, Portland)

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They’re back downtown, though we’re not. We’ll be listening to Jeff Mannix (audio / video) and following Chris Roy, Paul, Jeff and the Pirates. The box should be here. Elsewhere: Stockton appears a step closer to the AHL and a sale to the Flames. Todd Bertuzzi will be a Binghamton Senator on a PTO. (Bruce […] [Read More]