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SOUND TIGERS NOTEBOOK

Monday, 11.21.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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SOUND TIGERS NOTEBOOK
6 Up, and Then 3 Down

WEEK IN REVIEW
Wednesday, November 16th vs. Philadelphia Phantoms 1-0 W CHRIS MADDEN continued his stellar play between the pipes by stopping all 29 shots he faced for the team's first shutout of the season.  It was Madden's first doughnut as a Sound Tiger and the third of his AHL career.  PAUL FLACHE upped an assist streak to three games with a beautiful two-zone pass to set up the game's only goal by KEVIN COLLEY.  The win was the Sound Tigers' third straight at home and sixth in a row overall.

Friday, November 18th at Hartford Wolf Pack 6-4 L Returning to the scene of their last road loss, the Sound Tigers saw their three-game road winning streak snapped as Hartford converted both ends of a two-man advantage in a 20-second span just past the mid-point of the third period to turn a 4-4 deadlock into a 6-4 win.  ALEXANDRE GIROUX powered the Wolf Pack by scoring shorthanded, at even strength and on the power play for a hat trick.  ALLAN ROURKE and JEFF HAMILTON both scored on the power play while MATT KOALSKA lit the lamp twice, off assists from STEVE REGIER and EVGENY TUNIK each time, for the Sound Tigers.

Saturday, November 19th vs. Springfield Falcons 4-3 L The Sound Tigers saw their three-game home winning streak end as they were once again done in by a couple of quick goals in the third period.  Top Islanders prospect BRUNO GERVAIS had a big night scoring 44 seconds into the game on the power play and shorthanded 54 seconds into the third period during a five-minute major.  However, Springfield's MITCH FRITZ and RYAN VESCE tallied 44 seconds apart just shy of the mid-point of the third period to put the Falcons ahead 4-3.  MATT KOALSKA scored the other Sound Tigers goal for his third tally and fourth point of the weekend.

Sunday, November 20th vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-2 L JEFF HAMILTON and COLE JARRETT scored 1:24 apart late in the third period as the Sound Tigers nearly rallied against the AHL's top team, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton improved to 16-0-1 overall and 9-0 on the road with two goals, including an empty-netter, in the final minute-and-a-half of play.  TOMAS SUROVY had a hat trick for the Penguins who were given 11 power plays as compared to six for the Sound Tigers.

NOTES 

  • D PAUL FLACHE (0+3) is on a three-game assist streak.
  •  The Sound Tigers snapped an 0 for 24 power-play drought with a 3 for 8 effort Friday at Hartford.
  • Saturday's shorthanded goal by BRUNO GERVAIS was the Sound Tigers' second on a major penalty kill in as many weeks.

TEAM LEADERS
Goals WYATT SMITH & MATT KOALSKA, 7
Assists ROB COLLINS, 15
Points ROB COLLINS, 21
Plus-Minus STEVE REGIER, +8
Penalty Minutes KEVIN COLLEY, 44
Wins CHRIS MADDEN, 6
Shutouts CHRIS MADDEN, 1
Goals Against Average CHRIS MADDEN, 2.86
Save Percentage CHRIS MADDEN, .909

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday November 25th at Syracuse Crunch, 7:30 p.m. The Sound Tigers will make the holiday weekend trip up the New York State Thruway for their first game against a Western Conference opponent since a 5-0 home win against the Utah Grizzlies on December 14, 2003.

Saturday November 26th at Philadelphia Phantoms 7:35 p.m. It will be an organizational doubleheader as the Sound Tigers face off with the Phantoms at the Wachovia Center just a few hours after the Islanders and Flyers tangle on the same ice.

  •  All Sound Tigers games are web-cast live at soundtigers.com.  Fans can also watch all games live on the Internet through the B2 Networks pay-per-view, which is also accessible at soundtigers.com.

INJURY UPDATE

  • J OEL BOUCHARD (scapula), JUSTIN PAPINEAU (shoulder) and JODY ROBINSON (knee) are out indefinitely.
  •  PAUL FLACHE (concussion) and RYAN CALDWELL (knee) are day-to-day.

TRANSACTIONS

  •  LUCH AQUINO was reassigned to the ECHL's Trenton Titans Friday.
  •  JEFF STATE signed a professional tryout contract Friday, had an assist and 12 penalty minutes in three games over the weekend and was released Monday and returned to the ECHL's Reading Royals.

TICKETS
Sound Tigers tickets can be purchased in-person at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard box office, on-line at ticketmaster.com or over the phone by calling 203-368-1000.  Information about group discounts, birthday packages, fundraisers and youth-hockey programs is available by calling the team directly at 203-334-GOAL.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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