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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes

Sound Tigers return to Webster Bank Arena this weekend; both games free of charge to general public

Thursday, 11.01.2012 / 3:44 PM / News
By Travis Betts
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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes
Sound Tigers return to Webster Bank Arena this weekend; both games free of charge to general public
LAST WEEK

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers won one-of-three on the road last weekend, but still sit in second place in the Northeast Division at 4-2-0-0 (eight points). Only the Springfield Falcons, who the Sound Tigers beat on Oct. 27 in a shootout, are ahead of Bridgeport in the division standings.

10/26 at Worcester Sharks: L 1-5 – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS | BOX SCORE
10/27 at Springfield Falcons: W 3-2 (SO) – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS | BOX SCORE
10/28 at Worcester Sharks: L 2-5 – RECAP | BOX SCORE

UP NEXT

The Sound Tigers look to rebound from last weekend with home games on Saturday, Nov. 3 vs. the Hershey Bears (7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 4 vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (3:00 p.m.). Admission to both games is free to the general public. Saturday’s tilt will be the first game at Webster Bank Arena since Oct. 13, when the Sound Tigers beat the Providence Bruins 4-2 in the home opener.

Bridgeport has yet to face Hershey this season, but went 2-2-0-0 against the Bears in four contests in 2011-12. Sunday’s matinee will be the second of four matchups with the Penguins, who the Sound Tigers beat 3-2 on the road on Oct. 20.

Hershey Bears Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2011-12 2012-13 2011-12 2012-13
11/13 at HER: W 4-3 11/3 at BRI 12/31 at WBS: L 2-4 10/20 at WBS: W 3-2
12/4 at BRI: L 2-3 11/30 at HER 3/10 at BRI: L 4-5 (SO) 11/4 at BRI
12/17 at HER: L 0-5 1/8 at BRI 4/14 at WBS: L 2-3 11/16 at WBS
2/19 at BRI: W 2-1 (SO) 3/16 at HER 4/15 at BRI: W 3-2 2/24 at BRI


NEWS & NOTES

Forward Nino Niederreiter scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season on Oct. 27 at Springfield, and has six points in six games this season. The Sound Tigers are 4-0-0-0 when Niederreiter scores a goal.

Forward David Ullstrom scored the game-deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout on Oct. 27 at Springfield. The last time the Sound Tigers participated in a seven-round shootout was Nov. 26, 2010, when Bridgeport defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack 4-3.

Goaltender Kevin Poulin is tied for fourth in the league with four wins in five games played. The three goalies ahead of him, as well as Chicago’s Eddie Lack, who also has four wins, all have more games played than Poulin. The Montreal, QC native ranks ninth in the AHL with 304 minutes played and eighth with 149 saves.

TEAM LEADERS
Goals:
1. Nino Niederreiter – 4
2. Brandon DeFazio - 3
T3. Casey Cizikas – 2
T3. Brock Nelson – 2

Assists:
1. Aaron Ness - 4
T2. Travis Hamonic – 3
T2. Colin McDonald - 3

Points:
1. Nino Niederreiter – 6
T2. Five players tied - 4

Plus-Minus:
T1. Brandon DeFazio - +3
T1. Aaron Ness - +3
T3. Three players tied - +2
Penalty Minutes:
T1. Travis Hamonic – 16
T1. Blair Riley – 16
3. Brett Gallant – 14

Power Play Goals:
T1. Casey Cizikas – 1
T1. Brandon DeFazio – 1
T1. Colin McDonald - 1
T1. Nino Niederreiter – 1
T1. John Persson – 1

Shorthanded Goals:
1. Brandon DeFazio – 1

Shots On Goal:
1. Colin McDonald - 21
2. Nino Niederreiter – 19
3. Casey Cizikas - 15

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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