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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes

Sound Tigers look to rebound from three-game losing skid with a three-in-three this weekend

Thursday, 11.29.2012 / 1:47 PM / News
By Michael Micali
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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Notes
Sound Tigers look to rebound from three-game losing skid with a three-in-three this weekend

LAST WEEK

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers lost all three of their games last week, falling to 10-7-0-0 on the season. With 20 points, the Sound Tigers sit in second place in the Northeast Division, four points behind the Springfield Falcons, and sixth in the Eastern Conference.

11/21 vs. Adirondack Phantoms – L 1-5 – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS | BOX SCORE
11/23 vs. Connecticut Whale – L 5-7 – RECAP | BOX SCORE
11/24 vs. Binghamton Senators – L 1-6 – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS | BOX SCORE


UP NEXT

Bridgeport has three games in three days over the weekend, starting on the road against the Hersey Bears on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m. This will be the Sound Tigers second meeting with the Bears this season. Bridgeport earned a 3-2 win in the previous matchup on Nov. 3 at Webster Bank Arena.

The team returns home to face the Worcester Sharks on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. The Sound Tigers look to earn their first win against the Sharks this season, having lost both of the teams’ meetings on Oct 26 and Oct 28. 

On Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5:00 p.m, Bridgeport finishes the weekend at home against the Norfolk Admirals. The Sound Tigers went 1-3-0-0 last season against the Calder Cup Champions, but won the lone matchup between the teams earlier this season.



NEWS & NOTES

Left Wing Nino Niederreiter saw his nine-game point streak come to an end on Nov. 23 against the Whale. During his streak, the Swiss winger compiled five goals and seven assists. He has 12 points in 11 November games and leads the Sound Tigers in both goals (nine) and points (18).

The Sound Tigers’ power-play goal streak came to an end Nov. 24 in a 6-1 loss against the Binghamton Senators. Bridgeport registered at least one power-play goal in eight consecutive games prior to Saturday’s loss, and boast the second-ranked power play in the AHL at 24.7%

Goaltender Anders Nilsson is 4-1-0-0 in five starts since returning from injury earlier in November. Through six games, Nilsson has a .904 save percentage, complemented by a 2.91 GAA.

Center David Ullstrom registered his second three-point game in the month of November against the Whale on Nov. 23. The Jonkoping, SWE native now has three goals and four assists in five games since returning from injury on Nov. 17.

Rookie forward Johan Sundstrom registered his first multi-goal game of his professional career against Connecticut on Friday, and has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 11 November games, moving him up to third in team scoring with 11 points (five goals, six assists).

At 5-2-0-0, the Sound Tigers are tied for sixth in the AHL in home winning percentage, and look to improve their record with two games at Webster Bank Arena this weekend. Bridgeport sits behind only the Abbotsford Heat (8-0-1-0), Binghamton Senators (6-1-1-0), Chicago Wolves (5-1-1-0), Toronto Marlies (4-1-0-1) and Oklahoma City Barons (6-2-1-1) in home winning percentage.

TEAM LEADERS
Goals:
1. Nino Niederreiter – 9
2. Brock Nelson – 7
3. Brandon DeFazio – 6

Assists:
1. Aaron Ness – 10
2. Nino Niederreiter – 9
3. Matt Donovan – 8

Points:
1. Nino Niederreiter – 18
2. Brock Nelson – 14
3. Johan Sundstrom – 11

Plus-Minus:
1. Matt Donovan – +6
2. David Ullstrom – +3
T3. Sean Backman – +2
T3. Johan Sundstrom – +2
Penalty Minutes:
1. Brett Gallant – 83
2. Nathan McIver – 61
3. Blair Riley – 37

Power Play Goals:
1. Nino Neiderreiter – 3
T2. Casey Cizikas, Brandon DeFazio, Jon Landry, Brock Nelson, Johan Sundstrom, David Ullstrom – 2

Shorthanded Goals:
T1. Brandon DeFazio – 1
T1. Brock Nelson – 1

Shots on Goal:
1. Nino Neiderreiter – 53
2. Brock Nelson – 46
3. Colin McDonald – 45


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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