Comebacks, morning style

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A little 11-on-11 game-situations scrimmage this morning, complete with power plays, four-on-fours, extra-attacker situations at the end to let the orange team try to catch up. They had a shootout — game-ready, complete with Scott Pellerin chasing players back to the bench during attempts — with each goal counting. That did let orange catch up. […] [Read More]

That’s a killer

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Have spilled a lot of words the last little while on the PK and what it has done. It was utterly brilliant in the first period, three chances killed with a short-handed goal of its own. Then the IceCaps kept the puck in deep for almost two minutes, kept three of the four penalty killers […] [Read More]

Arrivals/Returns

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It’s Parker Milner’s AHL debut today, a day shy of 22 months since the St. John’s IceCaps played here last. And not one of the 20 Bridgeport players that night will play today for the Sound Tigers. But one will be on the other side. (Could be two, but Scott Howes drew back in that […] [Read More]

Defend by offending

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“We got pucks in deep, but they were very efficient breaking the puck out,” Scott Pellerin said. “They were able to hit their low center a lot. We weren’t able to make the adjustment to keep the puck in their zone.” Well, that was easy. See you… …. (We haven’t done that in a while, […] [Read More]

Ring the bell: Worcester pregame

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Forgot to mention last night: Brett Gallant’s two fights give him 52 as a Sound Tiger. That passes Graham Belak for third on the team’s all-time list. Micheal Haley had 65; Eric Godard had 63. If not for that pesky three-fights-yer-out game misconduct, you’d joke, he might make a run at the leaders tonight. Worcester’s […] [Read More]

Sacrificing for a point

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Like a lot of the Sound Tigers, right to the end, Chris Bruton was laying out to block a shot. Hard to believe in a game where 45 shots got through to Kenny Reiter, but Bridgeport blocked a lot of shots tonight. “It helped us build momentum,” Bruton said. “We played the hard-nosed hockey we […] [Read More]

No Persson, but others back

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John Persson’s return is delayed: The big winger had a setback in his recovery, Scott Pellerin said. So they’ll wait and watch him some more; not on the trip, though. Chris Bruton and Marc Cantin do appear to be good to go, though, Cantin reunited with Calvin de Haan, and Mike Cornell reunited with first-night […] [Read More]
Categories: Persson, Pregame, Providence

Trio close to returning: Thursday notes

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Some good and unexpected and kind of big news this morning: Chris Bruton is cleared to play. They finished up what they had to finish from his surgery, he practiced today and he’s cleared at the trainers’ and coaches’ command. Story coming in tomorrow’s paper. John Persson and Marc Cantin also appear ready to go, […] [Read More]