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 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. Bailey 5 2 3 2 5
J. Tavares 5 1 3 0 4
K. Okposo 5 2 1 1 3
N. Leddy 5 0 3 -2 3
R. Strome 5 2 0 0 2
B. Nelson 4 2 0 0 2
C. Clutterbuck 5 1 1 1 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
C. Cizikas 5 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 5 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 3 1 .913 2.61
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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