SOUND TIGERS NOTEBOOK
WEEK IN REVIEW
Friday, April 7th at Binghamton, 4-0 L - GRANT POTULNY, BOBBY ROBINS, JEFF HEEREMA and JOE CULLEN scored while CHARLIE STEPHENS and GREGG JOHNSON each had two assists for Binghamton. WADE DUBIELEWICZ made 26 saves for the Sound Tigers while KELLY GUARD stopped all 23 shots he faced for the Senators.
Saturday, April 8th vs. Hartford, 2-1 W - The Sound Tigers cut their magic number down to two with their third straight win over the Rangers' top affiliate. WADE DUBIELEWICZ made 30 saves, including stops of all 24 shots he faced in the second and third periods. JOE TALLARI had a goal and an assist while PETER TSIMIKALIS scored the game-winner.
Sunday, April 9th at Portland, 5-2 L - JOE TALLARI scored with 20 seconds left in the first period and MARK LEE tallied on the power play in the third for the first AHL goal of his career, but IGOR POHANKA scored twice while DUSTIN PENNER, MAXIM KONDRATIEV and RYAN SHANNON had a goal and an assist each for Portland.
Goals - SEAN BERGENHEIM, 25*; JEFF HAMILTON, 24
Assists - ROB COLLINS, 48
Points - ROB COLLINS, 68
Plus-Minus - STEVE REGIER, +8*; BRUNO GERVAIS, +5*; SEAN BERGENHEIM*, +4; EVGENY TUNIK, +1
Penalty Minutes - SEAN BERGENHEIM, 112*; COLE JARRETT, 86
Wins - WADE DUBIELEWICZ, 20
Shutouts** - WADE DUBIELEWICZ, 3; FREDERIC CLOUTIER, 2; CHRIS MADDEN, 1
Goals Against Average - FREDERIC CLOUTIER, 2.71
Save Percentage - FREDERIC CLOUTIER, .916
*On NHL recall to the New York Islanders.
**Madden & Dubielewicz also combined for a 4-0 shutout in Lowell on 12/2/05.
TWO TO GO FOR PLAYOFF BERTH
The Sound Tigers enter the final week of the 2005-06 regular season with a magic number of two points gained by them and / or lost by the Binghamton Senators to clinch a berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Sound Tigers have two chances to earn the points in road games versus the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this Friday and the Hartford Wolf Pack this Saturday while Binghamton will play four games in five nights this week visiting the Norfolk Admirals this Wednesday and Friday and the Hershey Bears this Saturday before closing out the season against the Albany River Rats at home on Sunday.
Friday, April 14th at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. - In a potential first-round playoff preview, the Sound Tigers will visit the East Division champs for the fifth time this regular season. They are 5-4 so far in the season series, including back-to-back road wins on January 21st and 25th punctuated by the goal of the year by ROBERT NILSSON ( http://www.soundtigers.com/news/release_nilsson.htm) in the second of those games.
Saturday, April 15th Hartford, 7 p.m. - The 2005-06 regular season will end in Hartford for the Sound Tigers as they put a three-game win streak and a five-game, unbeaten-in-regulation streak in the season series with the Wolf Pack on the line.
-All Sound Tigers games are web-cast live at soundtigers.com. Fans can also watch all AHL games live on the Internet via the B2 Networks pay per view.
-RW/C JEFF HAMILTON (upper body), LW JUSTIN PAPINEAU (shoulder) and LW CHRIS THOMPSON are day-to-day.
-D PAUL FLACHE (concussion), G CHRIS MADDEN (knee) and D JODY ROBINSON (knee) are out indefinitely.
-F/D DOUG CHRISTIANSEN signed a professional tryout contract Friday.
-D CHRIS BARR and C JEFF MILES signed PTO's Thursday.
-D ALLAN ROURKE and C JEREMY COLLITON were recalled by the Islanders while RW ROB COLLINS returned to the Sound Tigers from the Islanders Tuesday.
Individual-game Sound Tigers playoff tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 203-368-1000, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com or in-person at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard box office, which is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as from 10 a.m. until one hour after the start of all arena events. Sound Tigers playoff tickets cost as little as $11 for children and $16 for adults.
Sound Tigers Playoff Gift Packs-- featuring four tickets, an autographed puck and four SportsCenter of CT activity passes --are also on sale for as little as $69.
Information about all Sound Tigers ticket packages is available by calling the team directly at 203-334-GOAL or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sound Tigers are tentatively slated to host their first postseason game on Sunday, April 23rd at 1:05 p.m. should they qualify for postseason play.
PORT JEFFERSON FERRY TO HOLD WEEKEND FERRY
The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry has announced it will hold the last boat until 15 minutes after the end of Sound Tigers weekend playoff games or 10:30 p.m., whichever comes first. For more information, log on to http://www.bpjferry.com.