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 ET / 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 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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