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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Competition committee

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If you want to draw up a template for a Bridgeport goal, it might look a little like Blake Comeau’s: Get the puck deep, forecheck, work for it, bang bodies, go to the net, get the puck there, and either screen the goalie or (this case) whack home the rebound. How many times did this […] [Read More]
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Standard caveats apply…

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Bates-Walter-Regier Tambellini-Nielsen-Bentivoglio Comeau-Colliton-Bootland Brennan-Johnson-Kinasewich-Morency …but that’s how they lined up today. Bates story tomorrow. Lindsay Kramer reports on a big Anaheim-Columbus deal that’ll affect Portland and Syracuse. Appropriate for this week, it’s Bridgeport-Hershey in the semifinals over at Tournament of Hockey Logos. Houston and Winnipeg are in the, um, Western Conference final. The Kings’ Web […] [Read More]
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Afternoon roundup

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Ben Walter is on the way here, as is — hey, wait long enough — Shawn Bates for a conditioning stint. Both are supposed to be here in the morning. Bates is expected to be here until the day after Thanksgiving. Mark Wotton’s father passed away last week — Wotton apparently kept it quiet; he’s […] [Read More]
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Keep your head up

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Practice has just been delayed about 20, 25 minutes… Jamie Fraser hit Sean Bentivoglio along the boards and shattered a pane of glass, in front of the first big entryway to the left of the Zamboni doors. (The third full-width, low pane, between Secs. 106 and 107.) John Sullo helped the arena staff clean up, […] [Read More]
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Louis, Lou-ay

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Here’s indirect evidence of the difference in Bridgeport from last year to this year: Louis Robitaille. In particular, now he’s being Louis Robitaille against Bridgeport. In Robitaille’s first three seasons, he played eight games against the Sound Tigers, collecting only four minors. Last year, he played seven more, picking up three minors and one misconduct […] [Read More]
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