All-Star Toews: Thursday notes

The Sound Tigers’ all-star representative is Devon Toews, among the rookie and defenseman scoring leaders at 4-18-22 and a solid performer throughout the first half.

(The cynics out there would note that five of the past 10 Sound Tigers chosen to the All-Star Game have had to be replaced because of injury, including the last three, including Ryan Pulock twice. Perhaps they’ll be superstitious enough to imagine that (a) the law of averages suggests they’re OK this year and (2) maybe calling it out nullifies it?)

Ex-Tiger Taylor Beck, tearing it up in Bakersfield, was chosen, as was Islanders draft pick Robbie Russo*. Yalie Kenny Agostino, the reigning AHL player of the week, was picked as well.

Optional this morning at Wonderland; only a handful of players on the ice, and no Brent Thompson, so follow-up on Wednesday was limited. (Did manage to get a parking ticket in the garage across the street from the MassMutual Center. Apparently overstayed my free-parking welcome. Fun night at work.) Not on the ice, obviously, was Adam Pelech, who was recalled this morning as the Islanders head back to work.

Bracken Kearns did receive credit for the tying goal last night. He also picked up an assist from Sunday’s game, as did Steve Bernier. (So did Brody Sutter on last night’s first goal.)

World Juniors final tonight at 8. USA Hockey says it’ll stream at, so we don’t have to go looking for a pirate feed so we who don’t have NHL Network have a chance to watch. Edit, 8 p.m.: That stream will apparently be here.

*-Edit: That should have read “Former Future Sound Tiger Robbie Russo.” Didn’t follow blog style there.

Michael Fornabaio