Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes

Sound Tigers play three games this week beginning with an 11 a.m. home contest against Norfolk

Tuesday, 11.06.2012 / 5:12 PM
Travis Betts

LAST WEEK

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers split two games over the weekend at Webster Bank Arena, and sit in second place in the Northeast Division at 5-3-0-0 (10 points). Only the Springfield Falcons are ahead of Bridgeport in the division standings.

11/3 vs. Hershey Bears: W 3-2 – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS | BOX SCORE

11/4 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins: L 3-5 – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS | BOX SCORE

UP NEXT

The Sound Tigers play three games this week, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 6 when they host the Norfolk Admirals at 11:00 a.m. The teams will meet eight times this season, up from four matchups in 2011-12. The Sound Tigers went 1-1 at home against the Admirals last season, and 1-3 overall.

The team hits the road for a 7 p.m. tilt on Friday, Nov. 9 against the Manchester Monarchs. The Sound Tigers went 3-1-1-1 in the head-to-head series last season, with three games going beyond 60 minutes.

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Sound Tigers return home to face the Connecticut Whale for the second time this season. The in-state rivals met in the season-opener on Oct. 12, with Bridgeport skating to a 6-4 victory. The Sound Tigers had a 6-2-1-1 edge in the 2011-12 season series, including a 4-2 record in games that went to overtime.

Norfolk Admirals Manchester Monarchs Connecticut Whale

2011-12 2012-13 2011-12 2012-13 2011-12 2012-13

11/5 at BRI: W 3-2 11/7 at BRI 11/26 at MAN: L 1-2(SO) 11/9 at MAN 10/15 at CTW:

W 5-4(SO) 10/12 at CTW:

W 6-4

12/28 at NOR: L 1-2 12/2 at BRI 11/27 at BRI: L 4-5(OT) 11/17 at BRI 11/2 at BRI:

W 4-3(OT) 11/11 at BRI

12/30 at NOR: L 2-3 12/14 at NOR 1/4 at MAN: W 4-0 12/29 at BRI 11/18 at CTW:

L 2-3(OT) 11/23 at BRI

3/11 at BRI: L 3-6 12/15 at NOR 1/13 at MAN: W 4-2 2/23 at BRI 11/25 at BRI: W 6-2 12/5 at CTW

1/25 at NOR 2/4 at BRI: L 2-3 3/6 at MAN 12/16 at CTW: L 3-6 12/26 at BRI

1/26 at NOR 4/1 at BRI: W 3-2(OT) 3/15 at MAN 12/26 at BRI: W 3-2 12/27 at CTW

2/2 at BRI 2/12 at BRI:

W 2-1(OT) 2/1 at CTW

2/17 at BRI 3/9 at CTW:

L 3-4(SO) 3/1 at CTW

3/16 at CTW: L 2-3 3/3 at BRI

3/25 at BRI:

W 4-3(OT) 4/6 at BRI

NEWS & NOTES

Forward Nino Niederreiter picked up two assists on Nov. 3 vs. Hershey and added a goal the next day vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He leads the team with five goals and nine points, and has points in six of the Sound Tigers’ eight games this season.

Forward Brock Nelson earned first star of the game honors on Nov. 3 with a goal and an assist, and scored another goal on Nov. 4. Nelson is tied for fourth among AHL rookies with four goals and second on the team with seven points.

The Sound Tigers are 2-1-0-0 at Webster Bank Arena and 3-2-0-0 away from home this season. Bridgeport is one of five teams (Manchester Monarchs, Springfield Falcons, Charlotte Checkers, Houston Aeros) with a winning record both at home and away.

During the Nov. 3 win against Hershey, The Sound Tigers went 3-for-11 on the power play. In eight games, the Sound Tigers have received power play goals from six different skaters, including Casey Cizikas and Brandon DeFazio, who each have two.

Goaltender Kevin Poulin is tied for third in the AHL with five wins in seven games played. The two goalies ahead of him each have more games played.

TEAM LEADERS

Goals:

1. Nino Niederreiter – 5

T2. Brandon DeFazio - 4

T2. Brock Nelson - 4

Assists:

T1. Matt Donovan - 5

T1. Aaron Ness - 5

3. Nino Niederreiter - 4

Points:

1. Nino Niederreiter – 9

2. Brock Nelson - 7

3. Casey Cizikas - 6

Plus-Minus:

T1. Brandon DeFazio - +3

T1. Aaron Ness - +3

3. Johan Sundstrom - +2 Penalty Minutes:

T1. Travis Hamonic – 23

T1. Blair Riley – 23

3. Brett Gallant – 19

Power Play Goals:

T1. Casey Cizikas – 2

T1. Brandon DeFazio – 2

T3. Four players tied - 1

Shorthanded Goals:

1. Brandon DeFazio – 1

Shots On Goal:

1. Colin McDonald - 27

2. Nino Niederreiter – 25

3. Brock Nelson - 24

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