Blasting away: Hartford postgame 2

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Normally I write about something, and… well, it’s like the SI cover jinx. Sometimes it’s just regression to the mean. But last week I wrote Griffin Reinhart, and he got hurt. This week, I wrote Ryan Pulock to advance the weekend… and he’s got three goals in two games. It struck me even last night […] [Read More]

Good problems to have, etc.: Hartford pregame 2

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John Persson back in, C.J. Stretch out tonight. “We’ve got a lot of good players,” Thompson said. That, they do. Kael Mouillierat moves back to the middle for Stretch as Persson moves into Mouillierat’s spot. The third and fourth lines, both effective last night, remain intact. One to scratch each way. Pedan did take the […] [Read More]

Poulin Wall ’14: Hartford postgame 1

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You look up at the end of the night, and it’s 6-1, and the goaltender ends up third star. Sometimes credit for the goalie gets a little lost in a night like this. “He didn’t get lost,” Brent Thompson said. “He was very noticeable. … Whenever there was a breakdown, he was there to shut […] [Read More]

Veterans rule!: Hartford pregame

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I guess a corollary to the Tomas Kaberle vs. Bridgeport defense bit from last night: Hartford, with Kaberle on the PTO and Mike Kostka down today, has eight veterans on the roster, if I’m counting correctly. Full veterans. Chris Bourque, Ryan Malone, Joey Crabb, Chris Mueller, Nick Tarnasky, Ryan Potulny, Kostka and Kaberle. Not one […] [Read More]

Sivak back down, Kaberle in Hartford? Thursday notes

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Only one change for Bridgeport this morning, leaving John Persson and Sebastian Collberg as the extras: Peter Sivak is headed back to the Stockton Thunder. “He needs to play games,” Brent Thompson said. “Bodies are getting healthy, Collberg. We thought it’d be best to play some games and help Stockton on.” Could be a new […] [Read More]

Wednesday’s alignment/notes

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Only tweak today: Colton Gillies back up with Johan Sundstrom and Justin Courtnall, with John Persson with Peter Sivak and Sebastian Collberg. Griffin Reinhart seems doubtful for the weekend. Down in the Coast, Lukas Sutter scored his first pro goal last night. Unfortunately, it cut into a five-goal lead. Ryan Malone joined the Wolf Pack. […] [Read More]

Veterans and rookies: Tuesday notes

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Happy Veterans Day, particularly to those who served… Griffin Reinhart remained out. “He’s moving in the right direction,” Brent Thompson said. It sounds as if they won’t rush him back, but “he’s making progress. That’s probably the best way to put it.” Still terming him day-to-day; too early to tell if he goes on the […] [Read More]

Powering down: Albany postgame

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Too many power-play goals against, sure, though they saw more bounces and breakdowns doing it to them there than anything. Some of those aspects from last night that we talked about, they showed up again Sunday. Six more power plays against, a night after eight? “Discipline’s going to be an issue moving forward,” Brent Thompson […] [Read More]