Monthly Archive for January, 2011

: January, 2011

Rakhshani four points in East win

Rhett Rakhshani had a goal and three assists in the last 30 minutes of the Eastern Conference’s All-Star Game win. He and Bobby Butler had points on the same four goals, but Butler got the MVP (had

Early-Monday news/notes

The Islanders announced earlier that they’ve called up Ty Wishart, Dylan Reese and Kevin Poulin. They play tomorrow night. Bridgeport is off until Thursday. In Hershey, Dave Andrews had his annual

Hail to the King: Manchester liveblog

The Sound Tigers can’t avoid their worst calendar month, but they can avoid a four-game winless streak heading into the break. In their way is only the first-place team in the division. Stuck at home

The cruelest month

MonthRecordPts Pct.January 20111-8-2-1* .208December 2006 4-9-0-0.308January 20053-7-0-1.318January 20103-7-1-4.366 *-With one game remaining. If it’s a win: 2-8-2-1, .269. Talk about your

Changes before the break

A couple of ins and outs, with Tomas Marcinko sitting out (he’s been banged up at times over the past few weeks, though we’ve no official word one way or the other on his health) and Brady Leisenring

Koskinen gets a rest

Edit: The Odessa American reported tonight that Jean Bourbeau is going down to the Jackalopes for the all-star break. (I am prepared to surrender. I have prepared a white flag for the occasion.

Arcobello 3: MVP

Milford’s Mark Arcobello, a former standout at Fairfield Prep and Yale, was named the MVP of the ECHL All-Star Game tonight in Bakersfield. Arcobello, who has an AHL contract with Oklahoma City and is

Poulin, Reese sent down

The Islanders have hit the break and sent Kevin Poulin and Dylan Reese down, the team tweeted tonight. To be seen if they’ll actually play, or if this is just on paper. It has often been the latter in

New ways

Maybe it’s a young defenseman reversing the puck to nowhere in the last minute of a period. Maybe it’s a neutral-zone turnover (repeat) that turns into an odd-man rush. Maybe it’s a faceoff win on a

Line ’em up

So if you had Kohn and Koskinen in the “who’s in tonight?” sweepstakes… you win! Rhett Rakhshani’s return restores a line that looks familiar. The other three remain pretty much the same. No extra