Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes

Sound Tigers play first "three-in-three" this weekend at Worcester, Springfield and Worcester again

Friday, 10.26.2012 / 10:27 AM ET / News
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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes
Sound Tigers play first \"three-in-three\" this weekend at Worcester, Springfield and Worcester again
LAST WEEK

After defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3-2 on Oct. 20, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers are in a tie with the Springfield Falcons for first place in the Northeast Division. At 3-0-0-0, the Sound Tigers are one of four undefeated teams remaining in the American Hockey League (Syracuse Crunch, Norfolk Admirals, Abbotsford Heat). Below are the results from last week’s games:

10/20 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins: W 3-2
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The Sound Tigers have their first “three-in-three” of the 2012-13 campaign this weekend, starting with a road tilt at the Worcester Sharks on Friday, Oct. 26. The Sound Tigers play at Springfield on Saturday, Oct. 27 and at Worcester again on Sunday, Oct. 28. Last season against Worcester, Bridgeport posted a 3-2-1-0 record. In 2011-12 against Springfield, the Sound Tigers earned points in six-of-eight games (4-2-0-2). Below are the results from the Sound Tigers 2011-12 season series against Springfield and Worcester, as well as the dates they will meet in 2012-13:

Worcester Sharks
2011-12 2012-13
10/28 at BRI: OTL 2-3 10/26 at WOR
11/11 at WOR: L 2-3 10/28 at WOR
1/2 at BRI: W 4-0 12/1 at BRI
3/6 at WOR: W 3-2 2/10 at BRI
3/18 at WOR: L 2-5 4/2 at WOR
3/27 at BRI: W 5-4 4/4 at BRI
Springfield Falcons
2011-12 2012-13
11/12 at SPR: W 4-3 10/27 at SPR
11/19 at BRI: L 1-4 1/4 at SPR
12/11 at SPR: L 1-5 1/20 at BRI
2/11 at BRI: W 8-1 2/12 at BRI
2/24 at SPR: SOL 1-2 2/22 at SPR
3/23 at SPR: SOL 2-3 3/12 at BRI
3/30 at BRI: W 6-2 3/23 at BRI
4/4 at BRI: W 3-2 3/28 at SPR

NEWS & NOTES

Forward Nino Niederreiter scored his team-leading third goal of the season on Oct. 20 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and now has goals in his last six games with Bridgeport, dating back to last season. Niederreiter’s three goals are tied for eighth in the AHL.

Rookie forward John Persson scored the game-winning goal on Oct. 20 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He is tied with Binghamton’s Hugh Jessiman for the league-lead with two game-winners, with his other one coming Oct. 12 at Connecticut.

Through three games, forwards Brandon DeFazio and Colin McDonald and defenseman Travis Hamonic are tied for eighth in the league with plus-4 ratings. All seven players ahead of them have more games played.

Kevin Poulin is tied for the league lead with three wins, and is the only goaltender in the AHL to have started and won every game for his team so far. Poulin is 3-0-0 with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.

On Oct. 20 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Sound Tigers killed off all six Penguins power plays. Bridgeport has fended off the last 14 man advantages, dating back to Oct. 12 at Connecticut.

Sharks defenseman Matt Pelech is the older brother of Islanders 2012 third-round draft pick Adam Pelech. The older Pelech ranked third in the AHL with 16 fighting majors in 2011-12.

Falcons forward Ryan Johansen was a junior teammate of Nino Niederreiter with the Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League). Johansen was selected fourth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2010 NHL Draft, while Niederreiter was selected fifth.

TEAM LEADERS
Goals:
1. Nino Niederreiter - 3
T2. Casey Cizikas - 2
T2. Brandon DeFazio - 2
T2. John Persson - 2

Assists:
1. Travis Hamonic – 3
T2. Six players tied - 2

Points:
1. Nino Niederreiter – 5
T2. Casey Cizikas - 3
T2. Brandon DeFazio – 3
T2. Travis Hamonic – 3
T2. Brock Nelson – 3

Plus-Minus:
T1. Brandon DeFazio - +4
T1. Travis Hamonic - +4
T1. Colin McDonald - +4
Penalty Minutes:
1. Travis Hamonic – 14
2. Blair Riley – 7
3. Colin McDonald - 6

Power Play Goals:
T1. Casey Cizikas – 1
T1. Nino Niederreiter – 1
T1. John Persson – 1

Shorthanded Goals:
1. Brandon DeFazio – 1

Shots On Goal:
1. Nino Niederreiter – 12
T2. Colin McDonald - 8
T2. John Persson - 8
T2. Ty Wishart - 8



SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 6 2 4 3 6
J. Bailey 6 2 3 2 5
N. Leddy 6 0 5 1 5
R. Strome 6 2 1 1 3
K. Okposo 6 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 6 2 1 2 3
B. Nelson 5 2 0 1 2
N. Kulemin 6 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
J. Boychuk 6 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 3 1 .926 2.34
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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