Nilsson scored the game winning goal on a beautiful pass from Jeff Hamilton.
Tigers won 3-0
BRIDGEPORT, CT - The American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers, top
affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders, recorded their
second shutout in as many nights blanking the Philadelphia Phantoms 3-0 at
home Saturday. Wade Dubielewicz stopped 33 shots for his first shutout of
the season, while Robert Nilsson, Rob Collins and Jeff Hamilton scored.
Dubielewicz and Chris Madden both made 15 saves on the road Friday to
combine for a 4-0 shutout against the Lowell Lock Monsters.
Nilsson got the Sound Tigers on the board 12:02 into the first period on a
power-play goal. Jeff Hamilton set the play up from the left circle finding
Nilsson with a no-look pass at the back door for an easy tap in goal to give
the Sound Tigers the 1-0 lead. Jeremy Colliton also received an assist on
the play extending a scoring streak to four games.
With just 10.1 seconds remaining in the opening frame, Collins blasted a low
one-timer that found its way past Phantoms goalie Martin Houle to make it
2-0 Sound Tigers. Travis Brigley and David Masse picked up assists on the
power-play goal. Masse now has points in three straight games.
The Sound Tigers put the game out of reach on a wild second-period sequence.
First, Tomi Pettinen helped the shutout bid by fishing a loose puck off the
Sound Tigers goal line to keep Philadelphia scoreless. Then, Paul Flache
came out of the penalty box, took a Vince Macri outlet and zipped it up ice
to Hamilton who outraced the defense upping the lead to 3-0 at the 4:28 mark
of the second period.
During the third period, Dubielewicz shut down the Phantoms, including a
save off of his mask during a five-on-three Philadelphia power play. The
Sound Tigers killed off that advantage and were 8 for 8 on the penalty kill
and 2 for 7 on the power-play. They also won despite being outshot 33-21.
Dubielewicz was the first star with his 11th career shutout as a Sound
Tiger, Hamilton was the second and Collins was the third. Houle made 18
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Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 5:04 PM
Subject: [Islanders-SoundTigers] Gervais, Smith, Colley recalled; Nilsson
sent to Bridgeport
THREE UP, ONE DOWN
Gervais, Smith, Colley recalled; Nilsson sent to Bridgeport
The Islanders have recalled defensemen Bruno Gervais and forwards
Kevin Colley and Wyatt Smith in time to join the team for practice
this morning at Islanders Iceworks and to get on the charter today
for this week's road trip to Detroit, St. Louis and Columbus. Not
joining the Islanders for the flight to the Motor City is 2003 first
round pick Robert Nilsson, who has been sent to Bridgeport of the
American Hockey League.
With three forwards -- Shawn Bates, Oleg Kvasha and Petteri
Nokelainen -- out of the lineup, it means the Islanders will likely
play 11 forwards and seven defensemen in Sunday's game in
Detroit. "We want to see how Bruno can do at this level," Islanders
coach Steve Stirling said of Gervais, who leads AHL defensemen in
goals (8). "He's earned a shot."
As for Nilsson, Stirling explained: "He played banged up a bit for a
few games and then we gave him a few days of rest. Right now, he's
not on one of our top forward lines, and Robert is too young and too
talented to be sitting on the bench. We need him playing a lot. He'll
get plenty of icetime in Bridgeport starting with their game tonight,
and then we'll see. Make no mistake: Robert is going to be a big part
of the Islanders for a long time."
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