Marlies get to Tuesday: Monday notes

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If you didn’t see the exhibition-game news, scroll down… There’ll be a Game 7 in the West. Trevor Smith scored what proved to be the game-winner on a second-period power play, Drew MacIntyre made 36 saves, and the Marlies stayed alive with a win in Cedar Park. The deciding game is Tuesday, underway two and […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, RIP

Islanders preseason game Oct. 3

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The Islanders and then-defending-champion Bruins played an exhibition game three years ago in Bridgeport that sold out Webster Bank Arena. The B’s may not have won it again this year, but they’re still a draw, and they’re coming back, the Islanders announced this morning. The Isles and Bruins will play here Friday, Oct. 3, at […] [Read More]
Categories: The Big Club

Penguins come back (2x): Saturday notes

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The story Friday in Wilkes-Barre was whether Chuck Kobasew, out since St. John’s Game 1, or Andrew Ebbett, out since the Binghamton series. could return for Saturday’s Game 5. Four points later, yes, yes they can. Game 6 is Tuesday in St. John’s after the Penguins tied it with 7:30 left, won it with under […] [Read More]

Graham signs/QMJHL draft

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He did fine in his ATO, and now he’ll get a chance to do it every night: Jesse Graham agreed to terms on an ELC, the Islanders announced this afternoon, beating tomorrow’s deadline to sign him. (That closes business for this year, at least among those picks that have to be done this summer.) Graham, […] [Read More]

Game 4s/Wellwood retires: Thursday notes

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The Pens are on the brink: A goal midway through the third gave St. John’s a 2-1 win in Game 4. The IceCaps can put the series away Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre. No such scenario in Toronto, where the Marlies evened the Western Conference Final with a 4-1 win. Again, Trevor Smith with an assist […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch

One in, one out: Wednesday notes

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The biggest-name remaining draft pick to sign for the Islanders was Ville Pokka. Pokka signed. There you go. Jesse Graham is the lone remaining player whose rights could expire for the Islanders on Sunday. If I count correctly, that’s 32 NHL contracts for next year (1 G, 13 D, 18 F), not counting restricted free […] [Read More]

Nilsson to Russia announced (was Belated Tuesday boxes/notes)

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Edit: Kazan announced it has signed Anders Nilsson to a one-year contract. His KHL rights had been sold earlier, as linked below, so, yeah, this was the next logical step. If it’s spring conference championship week, must be rain… The AHL conference finals resume Wednesday, both tied at 1: Monday night, Texas finally beat Toronto, […] [Read More]

Tied in SJ: Sunday notes

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An assist for Blair Riley as St. John’s evens the series going to Wilkes-Barre for three. Michael Hutchinson made 34 saves in a 2-1 win. Peter Mannino made 27 saves. Gold for Russia over Finland; bronze for Anders Nilsson and Sweden in a 29-save shutout over the Czechs. Name, Country GP G A Pts PIM […] [Read More]