Monthly Archive for January, 2018

: January, 2018

Start him: Friday Wednesday notes

What day is it? They’re running together, apparently Today was apparently technically optional. Well-attended; the all-stars were the only ones not on the ice, though Christopher Gibson was riding a

Break on/break off: Monday notes

The break over up top, the Islanders called up Tanner Fritz and Ross Johnston this afternoon. That leaves Michael Dal Colle here. Reports from down there made it sound like Casey Cizikas is close, so

Extended play: Hershey postgame

The box score shows the five players who were on the ice for Bridgeport’s first goal, as every box score does for every goal. But on that one, it’d be nice if Ryan Bourque, Tanner Fritz, Steve

Status quo ante: Hershey pregame

Michael Dal Colle, Ross Johnston and Tanner Fritz are back from the Big Club tonight, producing an array up front that looks kind of familiar despite that the lineup had been so i-clap-dentical the

New House of Pain: Springfield (2) postgame

Including Playoff Elimination Day, Bridgeport has lost five in a row in this barn, and somewhat crazily since Jack Capuano’s last visit here they’ve had six winless streaks of three or more in this

I-(clap)-dentical (sorta): Springfield (2) pregame

The Islanders sent down Michael Dal Colle, Tanner Fritz and (fresh off his first in the Show) Ross Johnston this morning after they got home from Vegas. Those three are not in tonight, but sounds like

Optional: Thursday notes

Reasonably well-attended optional today; about half the roster out there. Stephen Gionta continues to make progress; he’s resumed shooting. “We want to make sure he’s 100 percent,” Brent Thompson

Feisty: Springfield (1) postgame

These Sound Tiger-ThunderCougarFalconBird games are tons of fun, mostly because I don’t have to play in them. Throw in some creative officiating, and that was a powder keg there for a while. “They’ve

I-(clap)-dentical: Springfield (1) pregame

“No changes,” Brent Thompson said. No changes? “Unchanged.” Gudlevskis? “No changes.” Got it. Springfield lost goalie Samuel Montembeault to Florida after James Reimer got hurt last night, so Evan

Gibson, Vande Sompel all-stars

With Tanner Fritz’s and Sebastian Aho’s availability still up in the air, the AHL added Mitch Vande Sompel and Christopher Gibson to the Atlantic Division all-star team. Positionally, Gibson’s