Pirates: Game stories thread

Posted by: MBR on Thu Mar 28th, 2013 6:10 am
Portland Pirates: A solid secondFormer Pirate Graham Mink scores the winner as first-place Providence moves 10 points ahead of the Pirates.By Paul Betit PORTLAND - Graham Mink scored some big goals when he played for the Portland Pirates eight seasons ago.Mink, who spent four seasons with Portland when the AHL team was affiliated with the Washington Capitals, is now scoring some big goals for the Providence BruinsWednesday night, Mink -- who joined the Bruins in mid-January on a professional tryout contract -Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/a-sol ... 03-28.html
Posted by: MBR on Sat Mar 30th, 2013 7:38 am
Johnson's presence provides present for PiratesNick Johnson, who spent most of the season in the NHL, scores a third-period winner for Portland.By Paul Betit p PORTLAND - It's been a weird season for Nick Johnson.First, he spent the entire NHL lockout in Phoenix, waiting for the season to start.When the finally did start in January, he stayed with the Coyotes for nearly two months.Two weeks ago, Johnson cleared waivers and was assigned to the Portland Pirates.Friday night, he scored the winning goal as the Pirates snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory against the Manchester Monarchs before 3,946 at the Cumberland County Civic Center.Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/johns ... 03-30.html
Posted by: MBR on Sun Mar 31st, 2013 8:05 am
Lee provides relief, Pirates upend DevilsBackup goalie Mike Lee helps Portland rally for a 5-4 shootout victory against Albany.By PETE DOUGHERTY ALBANY, N.Y. It took 65 minutes of playing time and five rounds of a shootout, but the Portland Pirates' patience was rewarded Saturday night against the Albany Devils.Andy Miele tied the game with 5:48 remaining in regulation, and Chris Conner, Chris Brown and Ethan Werek scored in the shootout as the Pirates rallied for a 5-4 American Hockey League victory at the Times Union Center.Mike Lee, who relieved starter Mark Visentin after Albany's fourth goal, stopped three of five attempts in the shootout.Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/lee-p ... 03-31.html
Posted by: MBR on Sat Apr 6th, 2013 8:35 am
Pirates use 'new guys' in 4-2 winCall-ups by Phoenix force a revamped Pirates' lineup, but Portland still wins at Manchester to take the season series.By ALLEN LESSELS / Special to the Press HeraldMANCHESTER, N.H. They captured a Cup.No, not the coveted Calder Cup that goes to the winner of the American Hockey League playoffs, but the inaugural VIP Cup awarded to the winner of the 12-game series between the Pirates and the Manchester Monarchs.Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/pirat ... 04-06.html
Posted by: MBR on Mon Apr 8th, 2013 7:29 am
Pirates caught in a clinchPortland has a three-game winning streak snapped, while Springfield wraps up a division title.By Paul Betit PORTLAND - The Portland Pirates came out flat Sunday afternoon, and the Springfield Falcons made them payJonathan Audy-Marchessault had a goal and two assists as the Falcons clinched their first AHL division title in 16 years with a 4-2 win before 5,412 at the Cumberland County Civic Center.Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/caugh ... 04-08.html
Posted by: MBR on Wed Apr 10th, 2013 7:22 am
Pirates beaten by IceCaps, 3-2Portland will try to win the season series with St. John's when they meet again Wednesday night.From staff reportsST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland - Mark Dekanich made 30 saves, 16 in the third period, and Raymond Sawada got the winner with less than eight minutes left as the St. John's IceCaps held off the Portland Pirates 3-2 Tuesday night at the One Mile Centre.Portland failed to gain any of the seven points it needs to clinch a playoff spot. With 81 points, the Pirates remain in sixth place, three ahead of Connecticut and three behind Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL's Eastern Conference.Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/pirat ... 04-10.html
Posted by: MBR on Thu Apr 11th, 2013 6:31 am
lceCaps stop Pirates coldST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland - Carl Klingberg slammed a rebound past the blocker of Portland goalie Chad Johnson two minutes into the third period for what proved to be the decisive goal in the IceCaps' 4-3 victory Wednesday night as the home team swept a two-game series against the Pirates.David Rundbland's power-play goal brought Portland to within one with 2:38 left to play. But that was as close as the Pirates got, suffering their third consecutive loss while falling to 38-28-3-2 on the season.Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/lceca ... 04-11.html
Posted by: MBR on Sun Apr 14th, 2013 9:06 am
Despite call-ups by Coyotes, Pirates still control own fateWith four players now in Phoenix, a revamped Portland team is still in the mix for the AHL playoffs.By Paul Betit The Portland Pirates enter the final eight days of the AHL's regular season with their postseason destiny still in their own hands.Going into the weekend, four teams had clinched playoff berths in the Eastern Conference, and the Pirates, who have been idle since Wednesday, were among eight teams vying for the remaining four berths.The Pirates, who have five games left to play, will have do it with a revamped lineup.Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/despi ... 04-14.html
Posted by: MBR on Sat Apr 20th, 2013 9:34 am
Pirates earn points for persistencePortland pushes its way into the postseason with its fifth win in five games against Bridgeport.By Paul BetitPORTLAND - The Portland Pirates knew they had clinched a berth in the AHL playoffs even before they had finished their game Friday night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, but that didn't prevent them from believing they nailed down the slot the old-fashioned way.Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/sports/point ... 04-20.html