SOUND TIGERS NOTEBOOK

Monday, 11.28.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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SOUND TIGERS NOTEBOOK
Upcoming: 4 games in 5 nights

WEEK IN REVIEW
Friday, November 25th at Syracuse Crunch, 4-1 L - For the first time since 2002, the Sound Tigers did not play on Thanksgiving night, but the team did spend the holiday on the road preparing for Friday's game in Syracuse versus the Crunch.  ALLAN ROURKE opened the scoring with the Sound Tigers' fourth shorthanded goal of the year and took a team, season-high eight shots on goal.  However, Syracuse goaltender ANDREW PENNER played a great game making 37 saves and stopping a second-period penalty shot by Islanders prospect MASI MARJAMAKI.

Saturday, November 26th at Philadelphia Phantoms, 4-3 OTL - A few hours after the Islanders beat the Flyers 4-2, the Sound Tigers and Phantoms took to the same Wachovia Center ice and treated the holiday-weekend crowd to a very entertaining game.  TRAVIS BRIGLEY, JEREMY COLLITON and BRUNO GERVAIS scored once each and WYATT SMITH had a pair of assists for the Sound Tigers, but Philadelphia's FREDDY MEYER scored on a rare five-on-three, overtime power play after the Sound Tigers were penalized twice in the opening minute of the extra session.


TEAM LEADERS
Goals
- BRUNO GERVAIS, WYATT SMITH & MATT KOALSKA, 7

Assists - ROB COLLINS, 15

Points - ROB COLLINS, 21

Plus/Minus - STEVE REGIER, +9

Penalty Minutes - KEVIN COLLEY, 56

Wins - CHRIS MADDEN, 6

Shutouts - CHRIS MADDEN, 1

Goals Against Average - CHRIS MADDEN, 2.97

Save Percentage - CHRIS MADDEN, .907

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 30th at Hershey Bears, 7 p.m.
- This will be the first of four visits to Chocolatetown this season and the first of three in 12 days for the Sound Tigers.  Hershey is in the first season of an affiliation with the Washington Capitals and begins the week with 29 points and a 12-4-2-3 record.

Friday, December 2nd at Lowell Lock Monsters, 7:35 p.m. - The Lock Monsters shouldn't have trouble finding motivation as the Sound Tigers make their first visit of the season to Lowell because the Sound Tigers won the first meeting of the teams 5-1 in Bridgeport on November 13th.

Saturday, December 3rd vs. Philadelphia Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. - The Sound Tigers will open a three-game homestand with their fourth meeting with the Phantoms in less than a month.

Sunday, December 4th vs. Hartford Wolf Pack, 4:05 p.m. - The Sound Tigers will look for their first win in the season series as Hartford comes to Bridgeport for the first time this year in the middle game of three in a row at home for the Sound Tigers.

Wednesday, December 7th vs. Hershey Bears, 11 a.m. - The Sound Tigers will host Hershey at 11 a.m. in the third-annual, educationally-themed "Cool Fun 101" morning game.  The event will be filled with fun and interactive exercises that will relate lessons in math, science, geography and more to the sport of hockey.

NOTES
- D PAUL FLACHE (0+3) remains on a three-game assist streak but has been out of the line-up for over a week while recovering from a concussion.

- C JEREMY COLLITON only had to wait in the hall for the Islanders equipment to be moved out of the dressing room and the Sound Tigers gear to enter when he was reassigned by the big club Saturday.

- The Sound Tigers are in the midst of four straight road games and will begin a stretch of eight games in 12 days later this week.

WHAT'S IN A LINE?
Language does not appear to be an issue as Islanders prospect EVGENY TUNIK has found a comfortable home on a line with MATT KOALSKA and STEVE REGIER. Although Koalska and Regier have never met a conversation they didn't like, Tunik's English is very limited.  However, the trio has totaled 33 points this season.  Koalska finished last week tied for the Sound Tigers lead with seven goals while Regier was a team-best +9 and Tunik, an Islanders second round pick in 2003, was second on the squad with nine assists.

INJURY UPDATE
- JOEL BOUCHARD (scapula), JUSTIN PAPINEAU (shoulder) and JODY ROBINSON (knee) are out indefinitely.

- PAUL FLACHE (concussion) and COLE JARRETT (ribs) are day-to-day.

TRANSACTIONS
- JEREMY COLLITON was reassigned by the Islanders Saturday.

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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 76 34 40 -3 74
R. Strome 75 15 32 19 47
K. Okposo 54 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 75 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 76 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 70 23 16 12 39
J. Bailey 64 15 23 4 38
J. Boychuk 66 8 25 9 33
T. Hamonic 66 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 72 10 19 15 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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