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SOUND TIGERS WEEKLY REPORT - OCT. 25

Defenseman Travis Hamonic and forwards Rhett Rakhshani and David Ullstrom all scored their first professional goals in the course of the last few games.

Monday, 10.25.2010 / 4:43 PM / News
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SOUND TIGERS WEEKLY REPORT - OCT. 25
The Week That Was...
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers traveled north this past weekend for a two-game road trip which began on Friday night against the Manchester Monarchs and concluded Saturday evening in Portland against the Pirates. The Sound Tigers found themselves in an early 3-0 hole on Friday night and fought their way back to a 4-3 deficit following goals from Rob Hisey, Justin DiBenedetto and David Ullstrom, but the Monarchs scored twice in the final period to come away with the 6-3 win. The Sound Tigers then took on Portland on Saturday night, still in search of their first road win of the season. T.J. Brennan and Matt Ellis scored for the Pirates, but Jesse Joensuu netted his second goal of the season midway through the third to cut the deficit to one. However, the Sound Tigers were stymied by Pirates goaltender David Leggio who made 36 saves including a few from point-blank range in the waning seconds as Portland remained undefeated at home this season and handled Bridgeport 2-1.

Oct. 30 Game Postponed...
At the request of the City of Bridgeport, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers have postponed their scheduled game on Oct. 30 against the Manchester Monarchs to accommodate President Obama’s visit to the Arena at Harbor Yard. The Oct. 30 contest would have been the second half of a home-and-home weekend series between the Sound Tigers and the Monarchs. Bridgeport and Manchester play each other a total of 12 times this season. A future date has not been determined and the Sound Tigers and Monarchs are working with the American Hockey League to reschedule the game for later in the season.

Familiar Faces Return...
The Sound Tigers welcomed back two familiar faces to the team this week. Goaltender Nathan Lawson was loaned from the New York Islanders on Tuesday, and the Sound Tigers signed center Jeremy Colliton to a professional tryout contract (PTO) on Thursday. Lawson started in net in Friday night's 6-3 loss to the Manchester Monarchs, and returns for his third season with the team. Colliton played 232 games between 2005-09 for the Sound Tigers, and the Blackie, ALTA native ranks in the Sound Tigers top ten all-time in games played (234), goals (48), assists (83) and total points (131).

Welcome To The Big Show...
Multiple Sound Tigers rookies have made important contributions to the Sound Tigers early this season. Defenseman Travis Hamonic and forwards Rhett Rakhshani and David Ullstrom all scored their first career professional goals in the course of the last few games. Rakhshani and Ullstrom are currently tied for the team lead in goals. Rookie goaltender Kevin Poulin made 31 saves and earned his first career professional win on Oct. 17 in a 4-1 decision over Portland.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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