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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UP NEXT

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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 75 34 40 -1 74
R. Strome 74 15 31 19 46
K. Okposo 53 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 74 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 75 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 69 23 16 14 39
J. Bailey 63 15 23 6 38
J. Boychuk 65 8 25 10 33
T. Hamonic 65 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 71 10 19 16 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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