The Sound Tigers were faced with three games in three days and were two points out of first place entering the weekend. They came out of the weekend still two back of Springfield for first but had an excellent showing.
After a poor outing Friday night in Wilkes-Barre, they came back with two wins — both goaltended by Anders Nilsson — on Saturday and Sunday. The two wins bring them to a very solid 10-4 on the year, which is one of the best starts in team history. In addition, Nino Niederreiter is riding an eight-game point streak and tied for 3rd in the league in points (Brock Nelson is also T-14th with 14 points).
Friday: WBS 3, BPT 1
The first game of the weekend wasn’t quite as close as the score made it seem. Bridgeport was outshot 33-20 (29-10 over the first two frames) and gave up three power play goals. Kevin Poulin did still manage 30 saves and Johan Sundstrom had the lone goal.
Saturday: BPT 4, MCH 0
The middle game of the weekend was a great performance, as Bridgeport shutout Manchester at home. Anders Nilsson made 25 saves, Niederreiter scored his 8th, and Matt Watkins had a pair of goals in the win.
Sunday: BPT 6, PRO 2
Sunday night in Rhode Island, the Sound Tigers won a fight-filled affair that had a total of 98 penalty minutes. This game saw David Ullstrom return from injury and he had an immediate impact scoring three points. It was also a rough game, with 10 fighting majors handed out.