Monthly Archive for January, 2014

: January, 2014

Albany liveblog, last-day-of-January edition

These two teams have already met once in Albany on the last day of a month. It did not go well. No, I meant for either of them. (Only slightly less-worse for one.) No Albany as usual for us, so we’ll

All-star TV overflow

A couple of local options for AHL All-Star television: The Feb. 12 game vs. Farjestad airs live at 6:30 p.m. on MSG Plus-2 and NESN Plus around here. The skills contest, the night before at the same

Partly Sunny: Thursday notes

Scott Pellerin reiterated what he said at the beginning of the week: “(Johan Sundstrom)’s not going to play tomorrow. We’re going to wait a little longer,” he said. “Which is fine. He’s looking good.

Wednesday notes, in from the cold

After a newsy-as-heck day yesterday, status quo this morning. With Brett Gallant in, Chris Bruton out, Johan Sundstrom and Andrey Pedan skating but apparently not expected to be available, that leaves

Close if not imminent: Tuesday notes

So Matt Donovan was here for “an 18-minute warmup,” Scott Pellerin said; the Islanders called him back up this morning, placing Travis Hamonic on injured reserve. Arthur Staple reports as we’d figured

Belated tip of cap, JC: Monday notes

I don’t know how I missed this, but Jeremy Colliton announced his retirement earlier this month in Sweden. Concussions. Brutal. (In talking with someone about the Dane Byers hit on Aaron Ness a couple

Donovan, Nilsson down

With Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov back from their assorted injuries, the Islanders sent Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson down. This appears to make Donovan eligible to play during the Olympic

Syracuse postgame: hats surrounded by fists

They had a talk two, two and a half weeks ago as John Persson was coming back from injury, about how he has to play, the physical game, the skating, the work on the boards. “And he has to finish,”

Syracuse pregame: Missing goalie?

I don’t believe Cedric Desjardins, who’s been among the better goalies in the league the past few years, has ever played here. (Please correct me if I’m misremembering). Backed up the two games

Three in a row: Springfield postgame

“I think we’ve just found our game,” Kenny Reiter said. “How we played last night, we played the same way tonight.” “We’ve come together,” Chris Langkow said, “and we’re just helping each other out