SOUND TIGERS BLANK PHILADELPHIA 3-0
Dubielewicz makes 33 saves for team's second shutout of weekend
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 saves in a losing effort for the Phantoms.
The Sound Tigers will continue a three-game homestand when they host
the Hartford Wolf Pack tomorrow at 4:05 p.m.