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SOUND TIGERS TAKE OPENER!

Thursday, 04.20.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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SOUND TIGERS TAKE OPENER!
Sound Tigers 2, Penguins 1

SCOREBOARD

By Corey Witt
 
Two second period goals and timely goaltending by Wade Dubielewicz led the Bridgeport Sound Tigers past the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2-1 in the opening game of the Eastern Division Semifinals.
 
The goals were scored by Robert Nilsson and Rob Collins nine minutes apart in the second period. Dubielewicz finished the game making 24 of 25 saves, including several big stops through the contest. He was named the game's No. 1 star.
 
The series continues Saturday night at Wilkes-Barre before moving to Bridgeport for Games 3 and 4 on Sunday (at 3:00 pm) and Tuesday night.
 
"Our guys played extremely hard tonight and I'm really proud of their effort," said Sound Tigers head coach Dave Baseggio. "Considering this was the first game this team played together, we couldn't have had a better result. They weren't intimidated by the building, the playoff atmosphere or their opponent. It was a great win."
 
The first period was about firsts. Jeremy Colliton delivered the first big hit of the game, Wade Dubielewicz made the first big save and Matt Koalska got the first major scoring chance of the game with a breakaway, But if the first was about firsts, the second was about scoring. After the scoreless first period, the end of the second saw the scoreboard read 2-1 Sound Tigers.
 
Nilsson and Rob Collins scored the goals for the Sound Tigers in the second period. Nilsson buried his goal off a two-on-one. Sean Bergenheim fed Nilsson, who looked up at an open net and sank it for a 1-0 lead. Jeremy Colliton recorded the secondary helper on the play.
 
"Of course we're happy with the win, but it's just the first of hopefully four," said Bergenheim, who was named the second star of the game. "We'll take momentum from this one and work even harder on Saturday night."
 
Nine minutes later, the Sound Tigers opened up a 2-0 lead with Collins sneaking the puck past Penguins goaltender Danny Sabourin's right skate. Collins threw the puck at the net, and like the old adage, good things happen when you throw the puck at the net. On the replay, it appeared the puck went right under Sabourin's lifted skate. Justin Papineau and Chris Thompson got the assists on the play.
 
But the Penguins wouldn't stay down. Less than minute after Collin's goal, Filewich put Wilkes-Barre on the board at 11:15 with Guillaume Lefebvre getting the helper.
 
Tempers flared with five minutes left in the second as all ten players on the ice gathered behind Sabourin's net. Cole Jarrett and Daniel Carcillo squared off for a fight, but before punches were thrown the linesmen broke up the scrum.
 
The Sound Tigers went into defensive mode for most of the third with Dubielewicz remaining strong.
 
"It's a bit cliche, but I couldn't have asked for a better effort from the guys in front of me," said Dubielewicz. "They let me see the puck well and bailed me out when I needed the help."
 
NOTES: There was a whiteout in effect at the Wachovia Arena, but it didn't seem to intimidate the Tigers. There was plenty of support for Bridgeport as more than a dozen staff members along with a busload of Booster Club members made the trip for tonight's game In the middle of the third period, the Penguins showed the Sound Tiger's scratched players, who were sitting in a luxury suite, on the video scoreboard. The fans at the arena didn't know who they were, so they cheered¦ Sabourin was named the third star.

 
LINEUPS
Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Forwards
10 Sean Bergenheim 23 Jeremy Colliton 11 Robert Nilsson
9 Jeff Tambellini 19 Rob Collins 14 Blake Comeau
58 David Masse 24 Matt Koalska 15 Masi Marjamaki
36 Chris Thompson 39 Steve Regier 17 Justin Papineau
 
Defense
12 Bruno Gervais 8 Cole Jarrett
3 Denis Grebeshkov 41 Harlen Pratt
21 Ryan Caldwell 25 Tomi Pettinen
 
Goal
31 Wade Dubielewicz
29 Fredric Cloutier
 
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Forwards
28 Matt Hussey 37 Petr Taticek 11 Krystofer Kolanos
13 Daniel Carcillo 16 Erik Christensen 23 Ryan Stone
17 Guillaume Lefebvre 37 Petr Taticek 18 Jonathan Filewich
10 Stephen Dixon 26 Ryan Lannon 15 Kenny Corupe
 
Defense
19 Ryan Whitney 26 Ryan Lannon
5 Noah Welch 4 Chris Kelleher
20 Paul Bissonnette 33 Drew Fata
 
Goal
35 Danny Sabourin
29 Marc-Andre Fleury

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 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 66 31 36 5 67
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 66 14 28 22 42
B. Nelson 66 18 20 8 38
F. Nielsen 66 11 26 13 37
A. Lee 60 22 13 14 35
J. Bailey 54 13 20 13 33
J. Boychuk 56 7 25 15 32
N. Leddy 66 9 19 17 28
T. Hamonic 56 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 34 13 1 .911 2.48
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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