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DUBIE MAKES 52 SAVES

Saturday, 02.10.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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DUBIE MAKES 52 SAVES
Sets Sound Tigers record 52 in 4-2 win over Hershey

Bridgeport Sound Tigers goaltender Wade Dubielewicz stopped a single-game, franchise record 52 shots in a 4-2 victory over the Hershey Bears on Friday night.
 
Eric Boguniecki and Robert Nilsson both had a goal and an assist - each setting up the other - to give the Sound Tigers their fourth straight win on home ice, before 4,745 fans at the Arena at Harbor Yard.

The Sound Tigers improved to 23-20-1-4 and the Bears fell to 31-10-5-5, becoming the last American Hockey League team to have double digit regulation losses. The Sound Tigers won for the fifth time in six games against the defending Calder Cup champs, the team with the second best record in the AHL.

Boguniecki scored the eventual game-winner when he one-timed a cross ice power play pass from Nilsson past Hershey goaltender Frederic Cassivi for a 3-2 lead at 5:40 of the second period. Nilsson returned the favor after Boguniecki fed him for a one-timer from the slot for the game's first goal, on the Sound Tigers' first shot, just 1:25 into the first period.

The Sound Tigers took a 2-0 lead when Jason Pitton peppered Cassivi with four successive shots on one sequence and finally scored through a screen set by Steve Regier. Pitton's goal, his sixth of the campaign, came 13:35 into the opening period.

The Bears clawed back beginning with Louis Robitaille's fifth of the season less than a minute after Pitton scored. Robitaille backhanded a shot into the top corner of the net to slice the Sound Tiger lead in half to 2-1. Hershey tied the score at two apiece when Jakub Klepis notched his second of the year just 2:21 into the middle period.

Bridgeport's special teams was a strong all around, with the power play going 1-for-3 and the penalty kill shutting down the Bears in five man advantages. Regier blocked two shots and fellow defenseman Drew Fata got in the way of another on one of the Bears' power plays.

Dubielewicz stopped 17 of 18 first period shots, 14 of 15 in the second period and all 21 the Bears fired at him in the third. Dubielewicz broke a record he set Jan. 20 at Hershey when he made a then-high 51 saves in regulation and overtime.

The outcome was in doubt until Jeremy Colliton stole the puck near the boards at center ice and scored into an empty net at 19:26 of the third. Colliton also had an assist on Nilsson's goal and Petteri Nokelainen and Allan Rourke also earned assists in the win.

 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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