Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes

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

Thursday, 11.1.2012 / 3:44 PM ET / 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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 76 34 40 -3 74
R. Strome 75 15 32 19 47
K. Okposo 54 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 75 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 76 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 70 23 16 12 39
J. Bailey 64 15 23 4 38
J. Boychuk 66 8 25 9 33
T. Hamonic 66 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 72 10 19 15 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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