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Down On The Farm: Calder Cup ADSF Edition, Apr. 15

04/15/11
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With the Stanley Cup playoffs in full swing, the attention Black & Blue & Gold will be paying to the Portland Pirates will be low. Thankfully, Chris Roy and Maine Hockey Journal cover the Pirates full time. In an effort to keep prospect-minded fans in the know, we’ll be sharing MHJ’s work with you, the interested reader.

Pirates strong start gives them series lead
The Portland Pirates did something they haven’t done in nearly two years.

Win a playoff game.

Even Pirates head coach Kevin Dineen had suffered semi-amnesia as to when the Pirates last won a playoff game.

“Thanks for the reminder on that one,” Dineen said half jokingly.

The Pirates scored three times in the first period against the Connecticut Whale and then held on for a scantly, 3-2, victory before 2,171 at the Cumberland County Civic Center to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Atlantic Division semifinal series over the Connecticut Whale.

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