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SOUND TIGERS WIN 2-1 IN OT

Sunday, 03.05.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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SOUND TIGERS WIN 2-1 IN OT
Sink Admirals with late power-play goals

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders' AHL affiliate, rallied to beat the Norfolk Admirals 2-1 in overtime at home Sunday afternoon to pull within two points of the Admirals in the East Division standings.

Sound Tigers goalie Wade Dubielewicz kept Norfolk at bay turning away all 11 shots he faced in the first period.  In the middle frame, Dubielewicz continued his stellar play making two saves on Mark Cullen during a goal mouth scramble just past the mid-point of the period.

With 1:31 remaining in the period, the Admirals finally broke through when Shawn Thornton wristed a seeing-eye shot past Dubielewicz for his ninth tally of the season just one second after a Norfolk power play expired.  Danny Richmond and Pavel Vorobiev assisted on the play giving the Admirals a 1-0 lead.

Early in the third period, Mark Cullen and Carl Corazzini both had opportunities to boost Norfolk's lead to 2-0 but were denied when Dubielewicz made back-to-back saves.  He stopped Cullen on a wrister from just inside the right circle then Corazzini on a backhander from the slot on the rebound.

"If Dubielewicz doesn't make those two saves, we're in a real hole," Sound Tigers head coach Dave Baseggio said. "We came to life after that and were able to get two much needed points."

The Sound Tigers evened the score at 1-1 on a two-man advantage when Jeff Hamilton fired a slap shot off the left post and past Admirals netminder Corey Crawford for his 19th goal of the season with Rob Collins and Jeremy Colliton picking up assists at 8:16 of the third period.

In the extra frame, Hamilton's hot stick got the Sound Tigers the clinching goal at 1:04 when he one-timed his second power-play tally of the game and 20th overall of the season off assists from Bruno Gervais and Collins for the 2-1 victory.

Dubielewicz stopped 40 of 41 shots to earn the victory for the Sound Tigers who were 2 for 6 on the power play and 2 for 2 on the penalty kill while Crawford stopped 31 shots for the Admirals who held the shots on goal advantage at 41-34. The first star of the game was Dubielewicz, the second was Hamilton, and the third was Thornton.

The Sound Tigers will begin a stretch of seven straight road games when they visit Norfolk this coming Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th.  All Sound Tigers games are web-cast live at www.soundtigers.com.  Fans can also watch all AHL games live on the B2 Networks.

The Sound Tigers' next home game at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard will be on Wednesday, March 29th when they host the Hershey Bears at 7:05 p.m. 

Information regarding Sound Tigers ticket packages, promotions and upcoming games is available on-line at www.soundtigers.com, by emailing info@soundtigers.com or by calling 203-334-GOAL.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
8 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
9 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 32 12 15 -6 27
K. Okposo 32 7 20 -4 27
B. Nelson 32 14 12 6 26
R. Strome 32 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 32 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 32 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 22 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 29 5 7 3 12
N. Kulemin 32 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 31 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 17 6 0 .918 2.30
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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