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Sound Tiger Report

Catch up with the New York Islanders AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Monday, 12.06.2010 / 4:08 PM / News
By Jamie Palatini
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Sound Tiger Report
THE WEEK THAT WAS… The Sound Tigers had two games this past weekend after a stretch of eight games in 13 days where Pat Bingham’s squad garnered a strong 4-2-1-1 record. The Sound Tigers finished this past weekend with an even 1-1 record as the power play showed renewed signs of life and goaltender Nathan Lawson stymied the Providence Bruins.

SPRINGFIELD 5, SOUND TIGERS 3… The Sound Tigers began the weekend in Springfield against the Falcons as they looked to reach the .500 mark for the first time since the season’s opening weekend. They looked to be on their way as power play goals from Rhett Rakhshani and Jeremy Colliton put the Sound Tigers in front 2-0 after the first period. The second period was a different matter as the Falcons scored three consecutive goals against netminder Mikko Koskinen to take a 3-2 lead. Robin Figren would tie the score late in the second, but an early third period goal from Nick Tarnasky followed by Jay Pandolfo’s first as a Falcon sealed the deal for the home team as Springfield skated away with a 5-3 win.

SOUND TIGERS 4, PROVIDENCE 1…
Something had to give on Saturday night as the Sound Tigers hosted a Providence Bruins team with a 7-1-1-0 road record. The Sound Tigers entered Saturday’s game with an equally strong 8-3-1-0 home record, and it was the home team who would prevail. For the second straight game the Sound Tigers would enter the 1st intermission with a 2-0 lead, this time powered by first period goals from Josh Bailey and Olivier Labelle. Levi Nelson cut the Sound Tigers lead in half midway through the second, but that would be all the scoring Providence would muster against Nathan Lawson. Bailey’s second goal of the game and Robin Figren’s team leading ninth-goal of the season came just 30 seconds apart late in the third, and Lawson’s 36 saves gave the Sound Tigers a 4-1 win against the P-Bruins.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK… RHETT RAKHSHANIRookie forward Rhett Rakhshani earns Player of the Week honors after two multi-point games this weekend. Rakhshani had a goal and an assist in Friday’s 5-3 loss at Springfield and followed it up with two assists on Josh Bailey’s goals in their 4-1 victory over the P-Bruins. Rakhshani leads the Sound Tigers in points (20), assists (12), shots on goal (59) and ranks second in goals (8).

ISLANDERS RETURN REESE TO SOUND TIGERS… The New York Islanders announced Monday that defenseman Dylan Reese has been returned on loan to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. Reese, 26, was recalled by the Islanders on Nov. 15 and made his 2010-11 Isles debut against Florida on Nov. 20. The Pittsburgh, PA native appeared in five games with the Islanders and recorded four penalty minutes while averaging just over 15 minutes of ice time per game. Reese returns to the Sound Tigers where he has notched six points (one goal/five assists) in 15 games with the Islanders' AHL affiliate.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE UNDERWAY…
The Sound Tigers Annual Holiday Toy Drive kicked off this past weekend when the Sound Tigers hosted Providence on Saturday, Dec. 4. Fans are urged to bring new, unused toys to the Sound Tigers upcoming home games on Dec. 8 and Dec. 17-19. These toys will be distributed throughout the community by Sound Tigers players and staff members during the holiday season.

THE WEEK AHEAD… The Sound Tigers will play three games this upcoming week. Springfield comes to the Arena at Harbor Yard Wednesday night as the Sound Tigers will seek revenge following their 5-3 loss at Springfield last Friday. The Sound Tigers will travel to Syracuse for the only time this season Saturday when they take on the Crunch, and round out the weekend with an afternoon showdown with the Worcester Sharks at the DCU Center.



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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 63 29 35 4 64
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 63 14 26 21 40
B. Nelson 63 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 63 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 57 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 51 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 53 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 63 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 53 4 20 16 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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