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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes

Monday, 10.15.2012 / 5:28 PM ET / 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 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
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
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

STATS

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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