A city exhales

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(or, “First Cut is the Deepest”) OK, I went and looked it up, so here it is. The Sound Tigers didn’t lose four games in five nights at all through their first three and a half seasons. Since then, they have done it once a season: January 2005 (which included a shootout loss), December 2005 […] [Read More]
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You again…

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Here’s where I go, and here’s where I bucked the trend and picked Jamie Johnson first star tonight: There’s about 20 seconds left in the first, and Bridgeport maybe isn’t coming, but they’re in the game after a mind-blowing first six minutes that had them down 3-0. It’s 3-1 after Darryl Bootland’s goal. There’s a […] [Read More]
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Capping off

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The brass was in town, and they wanted to talk afterwards, and, well, they take precedence sometimes. So two little bits that didn’t make the gamer: –Shawn Bates’ conditioning assignment is indeed over; no extension requested. He’ll rejoin the big club. –Pascal Morency got a cut on his hand in his fight with Jake Taylor; […] [Read More]
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Gabby, Gabby, we accept you…

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As Stan mentioned, Bruce Boudreau gets his first NHL shot, at least on an interim basis. Assistant Bob Woods takes over the Bears for now. BST practiced; word is status quo. St. Joseph 23, Trumbull 8. No lineups. Gotta write. [Read More]
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Standings point

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This is the latest into a season that a Sound Tigers team has ever finished a day in last place in their division. They dropped within two points of last-place Albany a couple of times in February 2005 but always pulled out of it. That says more about the strength of past Sound Tigers teams […] [Read More]
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No turkeys

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(Keepin’ it short… Have to churn out the advance and be at St. Joseph in a frighteningly short period of time…) The biggest difference between Saturday and tonight, from up here, was that Saturday, it felt that they might have a chance to come back. Tonight, it seemed likely. Blame a vintage Frederic Cassivi for […] [Read More]
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Not since the Marshall era

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Two lines Tuesday remained Tambellini-Walter-Bates and Bentivoglio-Nielsen-Regier, which brings about something new: The Sound Tigers have played 49 games since Nov. 26, 2006, in which both Nielsen and Tambellini were in the lineup. Tomorrow will be the first time since then that they won’t begin the game on the same line. (Those: Nilsson-Nielsen-Boguniecki; Tambellini-scratched Ogorodnikov-Marjamaki.) […] [Read More]
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Brennan out…

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But it has nothing to do with the fight, apparently; it’s an injury, Bridgeport’s first of the year. More tomorrow. Swap Tambellini and Regier from Saturday’s beginning lines to get what skated today, minus Brenann. “It’s not about the lines. It’s about desperation,” said Jack Capuano, who watched today from upstairs. Sounds like Fast Eddie […] [Read More]
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