Outshot, shot down: St. John’s postgame 1

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Shots on goal don’t always reflect the flow of a game, the territory of a game, the possession in a game. But for two periods, these kinda did. Actually, so did the third’s, but we digress. Bridgeport led 2-0 though the IceCaps had an edge in shots and in chances, in part because of one […] [Read More]

Starting where you started from: St. John’s pregame

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Opening day, coming back to where he established himself in this league, playing the team he helped to the Calder Cup Final: I figured it’s just another game once the puck drops, but was this day special at all for Kael Mouillierat? “Every opening day is special. It doesn’t really matter who you’re playing; you’re […] [Read More]

Game Day: Friday into Saturday notes

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Prescout! Overtime! #Pointsforall! And no three-on-three! The IceCaps lost in overtime in front of 10,527 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. David Pastrnak, who looked good in the exhibition game here a week ago, had a couple of assists and leads the Eastern Conference in scoring. Edit: Brendan McCarthy reports the loss of Peter Budaj and […] [Read More]

Taking aim at the A with ‘A’s: end of preseason notes

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I asked Mike Halmo what the ‘A’ meant to him. He thought I said the aim, meaning for tomorrow, and said “The guys are excited. We’ve been cooped up a while. I think everybody’s ready to play for keeps. … It’s time to show what we can do.” Liked that, but I meant something different: […] [Read More]

Chemistry lessons ’15: Thursday notes

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Another few tweaks to the top-nine forwards this morning: Lee-Mouillierat-Collberg, Persson-Quine-Halmo, Zolnierczyk-Sundstrom-Gillies. “Chemistry,” Brent Thompson said. “Just trying to find chemistry.” It’s that time of year. It was Game 7 last year when Lee-Strome-Halmo first started together. Lukas Sutter has an AHL deal, as Darrell Romuld reported; the lone tryout remaining is Colton Gillies. It […] [Read More]

Rules Changes ’15

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Better late than never, the annual run-through of changes noticed in a comparison of last year’s rule book to this year’s. It’s complicated by one massive, dramatic, mind-blowing change: The text is justified instead of left-aligned. Argh. Survived, though, so here’s what we’ve got: DIAGRAM/1.8: The top of the trapezoid is now 22 feet wide […] [Read More]
Categories: Rulebook

Rearranged lineup: Wednesday practice

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Missing today were Andrew Rowe and Tyler Shattock, let go from their tryouts, and Loic Leduc, sent to Stockton. All three got praise from Brent Thompson, who said Leduc may have been the most-improved player in camp. Just not a lot of room at this point: They’re at 15 forwards, eight defensemen and three goalies. […] [Read More]
Categories: Lee, Transactions

Ness named captain

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He was the closest thing Bridgeport had to a veteran most of last year. This year, Aaron Ness is going to wear the C. The team announced him as their 11th captain this afternoon. “I think he’s vocal in the room, well-liked by his teammates,” Brent Thompson said. “He’s a likeable guy. He’s respected. It’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Ness