Kings win the Cup again: Friday notes

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Alec Martinez wins the Stanley Cup for the L.A. Kings in double OT tonight, an amazing game with almost two full periods of amazing overtime. One of several Kings to come through Manchester under Mark Morris and Scott Pellerin. All that separates us from baseball season are two to four AHL games. The Calder Cup […] [Read More]

Stars go up: Wednesday notes

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The Sound Tiger factor continues: Six goals in the final for St. John’s, five of them by former Sound Tigers. But Jordan Hill was out, Kael Mouillierat got the only IceCaps goal, and Travis Morin won Game 3 7:20 into overtime. The Stars take a 2-1 series lead after the AHL’s first overtime game since […] [Read More]

Caps even, Aces win: Monday notes

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The Sound Tigers factor somehow remains in effect in the Calder Cup Final, but tonight was all about Michael Hutchinson, who sounded unconscious in the third period in the IceCaps’ series-evening, 2-1 win at Texas. Hutchinson stopped, by period, 16, 13 and 20 shots to limit the Stars to one. The St. John’s goals were […] [Read More]

And so it must be: Stars win Game 1

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Maybe St. John’s just doesn’t have enough former Sound Tigers. Texas took Game 1 6-3 tonight in Cedar Park behind a three-goal second period. The IceCaps withstood a ferocious first for the Stars (“They come as advertised, Robin Short,” Brian Rogers said before a TV time out to his color man and the Telegram’s sports […] [Read More]
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No Ward, Ftorek in Adirondack

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Coaching news Saturday afternoon from Calgary/Abbotsford/Adirondack, and disappointing most likely to New Haven fans of a certain age: The Flames announced that Troy G. Ward and Robbie Ftorek won’t accompany the team across the country. TEAM Old New BPT Scott Pellerin (5/2)  Brent Thompson (5/2)  MCR Mark Morris (5/7) — HER Mike Haviland (Colorado Coll., […] [Read More]

Watching the Final and the comics: Friday notes

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The AHL summarized the multimedia broadcast coverage schedule for the Calder Cup Final. Without NHL Network ourselves and not being otherwise flush with the cash, we’ll be listening to either Brian Rogers or Owen Newkirk, figuring we can’t go wrong either way, when we’re not otherwise working. (Busy few weeks, as you may’ve noted on […] [Read More]

Adding Boyle: Thursday notes

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Jaro Halak worked out for the Big Club. Thursday, they went at it again, sending a conditional draft pick to San Jose for veteran defenseman Dan Boyle. If they sign him, it’s more defensive depth, an older guy, obviously (37), but one who’s been a top player for a long time. If not, it’s a […] [Read More]

Final set/Don’t Score Fourth: Tuesday notes

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St. John’s clinched the first berth in the Calder Cup Final with a 5-0 win tonight at Mile One. Blair Riley’s first of the playoffs was the first in a three-goal third period to put it away. He, Kael Mouillierat and Jordan Hill have a chance to become former Sound Tigers to win the Calder […] [Read More]