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GAME PREVIEW: Bridgeport at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Thursday, 04.20.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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GAME PREVIEW: Bridgeport at Wilkes-Barre\/Scranton
7:05 PM, Webcast @ Soundtigers.com

By Corey Witt

The season starts all over again tonight for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. With 80 regular season games in the rearview mirror, the Sound Tigers and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins kickoff their first round playoff series at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza at 7:05 pm. For those unfamiliar with the AHL playoffs, the opening round is the East Division Semifinal best-of-seven series.
 
Aside from the ten players the Sound Tigers received back from the Islanders yesterday, they also welcomed back center Luch Aquino, the Islanders seventh round pick in the 2005 draft. Also joining the squad is the Islanders' second round pick in the 2004 draft, right wing Blake Comeau. Both players are coming off outstanding junior seasons and will boost the Sound Tigers' roster even more.
 
But Bridgeport isn't the only team in this series to add power to their lineup. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton received goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defensemen Ryan Whitney and Noah Welch from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
 
This season, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton claimed its first regular-season division championship by finishing atop the East with 113 points and a 51-18-5-6 record, including a mark of 28-8-2-2 at home. The Baby Pens also have the AHL's most outstanding goaltender in Dany Sabourin, giving them an effective one-two punch in goal.
 
As a reminder, all Sound Tigers games are web-cast live at www.soundtigers.com. Fans can also watch all AHL games live on the Internet via the B2 Networks pay per view. For more information on the B2 Network, visit www.theahl.com.
 
Along with Soundtigers.com, Newyorkislanders.com will bring you period-by-period updates and a complete post-game story for tonight's game.
 
For those scoring at home tonight, here's Bridgeport's current playoff roster:
 
SKATERS
#          Pos.            Name
3          D            Denis Grebeshkov      
4          D            Dustin Kohn    
5          D/F         Paul Flache 
6          D            Jody Robinson          
8          D/F         Cole Jarrett  
9          LW          Jeff Tambellini         
10         LW/RW   Sean Bergenheim      
11         C            Robert Nilsson
12         D            Bruno Gervais
13         C            Luch Aquino
14         RW         Blake Comeau           
15         LW          Masi Marjamaki        
17         LW          Justin Papineau          
18         RW/C      Jeff Hamilton                                              
19         RW/C     Rob Collins                         
20         C            Ryan O'Marra                        
21         D            Ryan Caldwell                                   
23         C            Jeremy Colliton                        
24         C            Matt Koalska                                   
25         D            Tomi Pettinen                                               
26         D            Allan Rourke                                     
36         LW          Chris Thompson                                
39         LW          Steve Regier                                      
41         D            Harlan Pratt                                        
43         C            Peter Tsimikalis                                 
58         LW/RW    David Masse 

GOALIES
#          Pos.            Name   
29         G            Frederic Cloutier
31         G            Wade Dubielewicz      

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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