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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes

Monday, 10.15.2012 / 5:28 PM / News
By Travis Betts
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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes
Sound Tigers goalie Kevin Poulin leads the Eastern Conference with 56 saves (Photo: Rachel Tokarski)

LAST WEEK
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers finished the first weekend of play with a 2-0-0-0 record, and are in a four-way tie with the Manchester Monarchs, Springfield Falcons and Norfolk Admirals for first place in the Eastern Conference. The Sound Tigers’ 10 goals in two games are tied for first in the American Hockey League with Abbotsford. Below are the results from last week’s games:

10/12 at Connecticut Whale: W 6-4
10/13 vs. Providence Bruins: W 4-2

UP NEXT
The Sound Tigers only game this weekend is Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It marks the first of four consecutive road tilts for the Islanders affiliate, who play their next home game Nov. 3. Saturday’s matchup is the first of four meetings with the Penguins. Below are the results from their 2011-12 season series, as well as a look at the 2012-13 series:

2011-12 2012-13
12/31 at WBS: L2-4 10/20 at WBS
3/10 at BRI: SOL 4-5 11/4 at BRI
4/14 at WBS: L 2-3 11/16 at WBS
4/15 at BRI: W 3-2 2/24 at BRI

Only 15 players on the Penguins current roster are returning from last season’s squad, while 10 are in their first season with the team. Among the newcomers are defenseman Dylan Reese and forward Trevor Smith, who both spent time with the Islanders and the Sound Tigers. Bridgeport forwards Colin McDonald and Brandon DeFazio both played for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season.


NEWS & NOTES

Nino Niederreiter
scored a goal and two assists on Oct. 12 at Connecticut, and followed that up with a power play tally Oct. 13 vs. Providence. His four points trail only Syracuse’s Cory Conacher for the AHL lead. Dating back to last season, Niederreiter has goals in his last five games with the Sound Tigers.

Brandon DeFazio
is tied for first in the AHL with a plus-4 rating through two games. Travis Hamonic, Jon Landry, Colin McDonald and Aaron Ness are all tied for fifth with a plus-3 rating.

Kevin Poulin
was one of five AHL goaltenders to win two games over the weekend. His 56 saves are tops among that group, and good for first in the Eastern Conference.

Forward Brock Nelson is tied for second among AHL rookies with three points. The Warroad, MN native scored a goal and an assist on Oct. 12 at Connecticut, and earned an assist on Oct. 13 vs. Providence.

TEAM LEADERS
Goals:
T1. C. Cizikas – 3
T1. B. DeFazio - 3
T1. N. Niederreiter – 3

Assists:
1. T. Hamonic – 3
T2. K. Kabanov, C. McDonald, B. Nelson, N. Niederreiter – 2

Points:
1. N. Niederreiter – 4
T2. B. DeFazio – 3
T2. T. Hamonic – 3
T2. B. Nelson – 3

Plus-Minus:
1. B. DeFazio - +4
T2. T. Hamonic, T. Hamonic, J. Landry, A. Ness - +3
Penalty Minutes:
1. T. Hamonic – 12
2. B. Riley – 7
3. C. de Haan, J. Sundstrom – 4

Power Play Goals:
T1. C. Cizikas – 1
T1. N. Niederreiter – 1
T1. J. Persson – 1

Shorthanded Goals:
1. B. DeFazio – 1

Shots On Goal:
1. N. Niederreiter – 8
T2. C. Cizikas, J. Persson, D. Ullstrom, T. Wishart – 6


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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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