Aw, shoot

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You’ll see what Jack Capuano had to say at least four times about today, which — heck, it’s the midpoint — I turned into kind of a “story of the first half” thing. Got to love the fans chanting for a shot. There are times you can understand not shooting, but shots produce chaos, right? […] [Read More]
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Three stars

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Unsung hero: Andy Sertich. As usual on a line with Micheal Haley and the variable, Kip Brennan was out with Andy Sertich, who was in at forward tonight after Tambellini got the call. Sertich plucked the puck away from a defender, put a shot on, and left a rebound for Brennan to roof under the […] [Read More]
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Racking up

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Noticed something tonight… SEASON Name Season PIM Eric Godard 04-05 295 Graham Belak 03-04 220 Kevin Colley 04-05 212 Ray Schultz 01-02 205 Eric Godard 02-03 199 Eric Godard 01-02 198 Kip Brennan 07-08 198-x x-active, through Jan. 11 OK, that’s one thing. But then… CAREER Name PIM Eric Godard 705 Graham Belak 434 Kevin […] [Read More]
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Welcome to the Show (double meaning edition)

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At last, Jeff Tambellini got the call back up, so the scoring streak stands at nine for now. It’s a crowded press box. Should be fun. [Read More]
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Postgame math

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If this night has proven anything, it’s that I can’t add in my head in Base 60. That, and this Okposo kid might be OK. Maybe he had a couple of shifts where he looked a little tentative, but he did a lot of good things, and did them simply. To sum it up: “He […] [Read More]
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A very special period

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Lots of special-teams play, and with Bridgeport’s first penalty kills, Okposo was off the ice for some stretches; he had seven shifts for 6:23 (note: edited), but he did put the puck back to Dustin Kohn at the left point for Ben Walter’s redirection all of 11 seconds into the period. So that’s 15-14:39, including […] [Read More]
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Eight or nine?

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How do you count shifts, for real? If it’s split by the TV timeout, is that two? How about even strength-turned-power play? These questions and more, prompted by no. 12 (and not Mapletoft). Anyway, if all those situations count as one, I had Okposo for eight shifts, 8:16 give or take a coupla seconds, including […] [Read More]
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Warmup report

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BRIDGEPORT F: Tambellini (A)-Nielsen-Okposo Smith-Walter-Bentivoglio Pitton-Colliton-Keith Brennan/Haley D: Fata-Ford Kohn-Spiller (A) Sertich-Wotton (C) BINGHAMTON F: Foligno-Hennessy-Dimitrakos Zubov-Nikulin-Mauldin (A) Weller-Mapletoft-May Yablonski/Johnson D: Kinch-Carkner (A) Nycholat(A)-Lee Smith-Amadio For all of Okposomania, I’m just about as interested to see Nick Foligno for the first time. First time referee Shaun Davis has worked a Sound Tigers game. He shares […] [Read More]
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