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Johnny Gaudreau Sets Up U.S. Goal With Assist From Stomach (GIF)

The human highlight reel that is Johnny Gaudreau struck again Friday morning. The former Boston College star, whose top-shelf laser helped lead Team USA past Belarus at the IIHF World Championship last week, played the role of facilitator against Kazakhstan. With the teams tied at two goals apiece late in the second period — and the U.S. trying to avoid a second straight embarrassing...
Via NESN.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Brock Nelson scores the Rangers

Former UND forward Brock Nelson scores his 10th goal of the year against the New York Rangers during the Stadium Series in Yankee Stadium. Former DU Pioneer Matt Donovan also assisted on Nelson's goal.
Via Goon's World
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Nelson, Matt Donovan to fill in for Grabner, Visnovsky

Jack Capuano will be shuffling his roster for Tuesday night's visit from the Canucks though not by choice. Lubomir Visnovsky went on injured reserve after suffering a concussion in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Michael Grabner was issued a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Carolina's Nathan Gerbe in the same game. Grabner's spot will be taken...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie defenseman Donovan steps up for Islanders

Two games was just enough for Matt Donovan to gain some perspective. The Islanders rookie defenseman returned from his short stint as a healthy scratch to play well in Thursday’s 3-2 home win over the Oilers. After the team’s mandatory off day Friday Donovan was expected to be back in the lineup on Saturday night when the Hurricanes come to the Coliseum. The 23-year-old made...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Donovan, from Oklahoma, proves he can play in NHL

Don't jump to conclusions. Islanders rookie Matt Donovan may have spent his formative years on the hot wind-swept plains of Oklahoma where football is king and ice is mostly found in beverages. But he was on skates before he can remember -- "2 or 3" he guessed -- and driving a Zamboni by the time he was a teen -- "a rink rat my whole life." His father a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Captain Tavares leads Isles' rout

John Tavares scored his first two goals of the season and defenseman Matt Donovan added the first of his NHL career to lift the New York Islanders over the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1 on Tuesday night. Peter Regin and Tavares scored in the first period for the Islanders (2-0-1), and Donovan, Tavares and Colin McDonald connected in the second against beleaguered goalie Mike Smith to turn...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Taveras scores twice, Islanders rout Coyotes

By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- John Tavares scored his first two goals of the season and defenseman Matt Donovan added the first of his NHL career to lift the New York Islanders over the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1 on Tuesday night. Peter Regin and Tavares scored in the first period for the Islanders (2-0-1), and Donovan, Tavares and Colin McDonald connected in the second...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders Five Key Questions

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong 1. What does the new division mean? This year the season returns to the full 82 games. With the NHL restructuring the conference alignment, the Islanders have been placed in the Metropolitan division along with the Rangers, Devils, Flyers, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Capitals and Penguins. This means that they will play 30 games this season against...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Call Up Eight Players Including Johan Sundstrom

The New York Islanders have called up Johan Sundstrom from their farm system Sunday to several other players including Brock Nelson, Matt Donovan, John Persson, Aaron Ness, Anders Nilsson and Calvin de Haan. All will be representing the Black Aces squad. The post New York Islanders Call Up Eight Players Including Johan Sundstrom appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News ...
Via FF Locker Room
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2

Bridgeport, CT, April 6, 2013 – Cam Talbot made 38 saves Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena to key a 3-2 victory for the Connecticut Whale, who were outshot 40-20 by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, including 14-3 in the third period. Brandon Segal’s early third-period goal held up as the game-winner, and the Whale also got goals from Benn Ferriero and Ryan Bourque.  Matt...
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss
EVERYBODY'S DOING IT

AHL brawl leads to 244 penalty mins in a game

I really need to start tuning into more AHL games, as it seems there is a very consistent high entertainment value.  The latest newsworthy item to come out of the AHL was during a game between the Springfield Falcons and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  The two teams held nothing back as they faced off and emotions and fists were leading the charge.  The two teams engaged in an...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3, Connecticut Whale 0

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, December 27, 2012 - Kevin Poulin turned away 36 Connecticut Whale shots in Hartford on Thursday to pick up his first shutout of the season, on the way to a 3-0 win for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bridgeport took both games in this week’s double-header, the first of which was at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Wednesday. Connecticut, who...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Islanders Assign Over 20 Players to Bridgeport

As of today the Islanders have officially sent 24 players on assignment to their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.With the second lockout in less then a decade practically here, the Islanders decided to make sure to get as much playing time as possible for as many players as possible. The biggest names on the list are Travis Hamonic, Nino Niederreiter, Casey Cizikas, Calvn...
Via Islanders Hockey Blog
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue & white scrimmage will stream live

If you want to watch former Fighting Sioux forward Brock Nelson play tonight during the Blue and white scrimmage the New York Islanders are going to stream it live. There are a few other names that you might recognize as well; Scott Mayfield, Matt Donovan and Aaron Ness. Just to name a few. Courtesy of the SoundTigers.com ---- The New York Islanders announced today that tickets...
Via Goon's World
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Islanders bolster their blue line

Teams willing to take a salary cap hit can add a lot of skill in the modern NHL.Consider what the New York Islanders did at the first day of the draft. Spending just a second-round pick in 2013, the team added high-end offensive defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.Yes, Visnovsky turns 36 before the start of training camp. Yes, he will eat a $5.6 million chunk of the cap budget.But he can...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3 (OT)

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, April 22, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-3, in overtime Sunday night at the XL Center to sweep their first-round playoff series, three games to none. Marek Hrivik had two goals for the Whale and Casey Wellman tallied the overtime game-winner to give Connecticut their first postseason series win since 2006....
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4, Connecticut Whale 3 (OT)

By Brian Ring Bridgeport, CT, March 25, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-3 in overtime, Sunday afternoon at the Webster Bank Arena. Matt Donovan scored the game-winning goal for Bridgeport with two seconds left in overtime while the Sound Tigers were on a power-play. Andre Deveaux, Mike Vernace and Tommy Grant all scored for Connecticut...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut falls to Bridgeport in OT, losing streak at three

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4, Connecticut Whale 3 (OT) By Brian Ring Bridgeport, CT, March 25, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-3 in overtime, Sunday afternoon at the Webster Bank Arena. Matt Donovan scored the game-winning goal for Bridgeport with two seconds left in overtime while the Sound Tigers were on a power-play. Andre Deveaux, Mike...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Audy-Marchessault Leads Whale Past Bridgeport

Connecticut Whale 6, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3 By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 16, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 6-3, Friday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault scored twice for the Whale to take over the team lead in points, tallying the eventual game-winner in a wild second period. Kris Newbury recorded four...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 6, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 16, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 6-3, Friday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault scored twice for the Whale to take over the team lead in points, tallying the eventual game-winner in a wild second period. Kris Newbury recorded four assists in the contest for the Whale, while fellow...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Ruegsegger Joins DU Mates In Bridgeport

(above) Tyler Ruegsegger is going to be reunited with former DU teammates Rhett Rakhshani & Matt DonovanFrom: NorwalkPlus.comThe Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today they have signed forward Tyler Ruegsegger to a professional tryout contract (PTO).Ruegsegger, 23, joins the Sound Tigers after amassing 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 22 games with the Alaska Aces of...
Via Let's Go DU
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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