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Islanders prospects Three Stars of the Week

Bridgeport is off to a hot start in 2012 and all three stars are Sounds Tigers players

Monday, 01.9.2012 / 12:35 PM ET / News
By Cory Wright
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Islanders prospects Three Stars of the Week

Third Star – Casey Cizikas 
The Sound Tigers center enjoyed another solid week and is on a six-game point streak. Cizikas registered two goals and three assists in four games last week and has seven points (3g/4a) during his six-game run. While several Sound Tigers (Scott Howes, Kael Mouillierat) had three-game streaks during the week, Cizikas, the team’s leading scorer, continues to lead the way with 25 points (8g/17a) this season. Along with linemate Rhett Rakhshani, Cizikas has propelled the Sound Tigers to a surging start in 2012.  See Cizikas highlights on Sound Tigers TV.

Second Star – Rhett Rakhshani -
While goaltender Kevin Poulin was putting on a goaltending clinic, Rhett Rakhshani provided the offense for the Sound Tigers, scoring three goals and three assists last week. Rakhshani had a goal and an assist against Worcester on Monday, Manchester on Thursday, a goal against Portland on Saturday and an assist against Providence on Sunday. His offensive explosion last week is a part of a five-game point streak, where Rakhshani has posted eight points, matching half of his season output. Through 20 games, the right winger from Huntington Beach, CA has six goals and 10 assists for 16 points. Check out highlights on Sound Tigers TV.

First Star – Kevin Poulin
The Sound Tigers goalie was the driving force behind Bridgeport’s blazing start to 2012. Poulin posted three straight 4-0 shutouts against Worcester, Manchester and Portland, and won a shootout 3-2 against Providence on Sunday. Poulin racked up 77 saves during his shutout streak and stopped 22 more in Sunday’s win. The Montreal native set a new shutout record in Bridgeport (221:54, slightly more than 11 full periods) and improved to 11-12-0-3 on the season.  He was also named Reebok/AHL player of the week. Click here for Sound Tigers TV to wach highlights.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
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10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 17 19 -4 36
K. Okposo 47 12 24 -9 36
B. Nelson 49 20 11 1 31
F. Nielsen 49 15 16 -2 31
M. Grabovski 49 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 48 8 15 5 23
A. Lee 49 7 14 1 21
N. Leddy 49 3 16 -12 19
R. Strome 38 5 13 -6 18
N. Kulemin 49 5 9 6 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 10 4 .921 2.18
T. Greiss 13 6 2 .927 2.32
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