Avast, mateys!

From Chasing Hershey to Chasing Sunday: Portland pushed the PBruins to the brink Tuesday with a 3-2 win at home. The Bruins have to win twice at home themselves — make it seven games, all home wins
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Two bits

–The Islanders signed Joel Rechlicz, who spent some time in Albany this year. Gritty. He apparently caught some eyes. And he’ll bring some size on the wing. –Isles PR guru Chris Botta is leaving,
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No witty headline-day off

A 2-1 lead for the Penguins, who scored three in the first (the first two, by Alain Nasreddine and then Connor James, in 12 seconds) and held on. Jonathan pointed out this morning that the last
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Successful somewhere

The Grizzlies are on to the National Conference Final after an 8-3 victory over Victoria, and a 4-1 series win. The three stars were on the scoresheet before the game was over (at least, by the clock
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Dreaded three-goal leads

Listened to the last period-and-a-half plus OT of Penguins-Phantoms tonight, and what a game, from how it sounded. Philly struck quickly, three goals in 77 seconds, to take a 4-1 lead (an assist for
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Sudden life

Well, so much for chasing Hershey. Brendan Mikkelson scored in OT to keep Portland away from a 3-0 hole. Petteri Nokelainen made it 2-2 for the PBroons. So it’s a series. Up in Toronto, Syracuse
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Laying down of smack

And not on the scorer’s table, either: Stefan Ruzicka with three points, and the Phantoms open up with a victory on the road. Munroe makes 31 saves, too. Jonathan notes in the blog that Richards says
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"I dreamed I saw Sean Hill last night"?

Yup, it’s withdrawal: Dreamed last night that I was covering a practice. Except it was at Hersheypark Arena. And Peter Worrell was there. It was really, really weird. Kind of disturbing. Especially
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