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By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, December 27, 2012 - Kevin Poulin turned away 36 Connecticut Whale shots in Hartford on Thursday to pick up his first shutout of the season, on the way to a 3-0 win for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bridgeport took both games in this week’s double-header, the first of which was at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Wednesday. Connecticut, who has now been shut out five times on the year, went 0 for 7 on the man advantage; they are 1 for 25 in the last five games.
Bridgeport struck first, less than two minutes in to the game. Right winger David Ullstrom slid a pass to Matt Watkins. Watkins advanced to the right circle and shoveled a backhand pass allowing Chad Costello to tap it past Cam Talbot on the backdoor for his first goal of the year.
Dylan McIlrath, who made his first appearance of the season, came out with high energy, delivering a hard check on Marc Cantin breaking up the left half boards. He was called for elbowing at 7:49 but ...
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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3, Connecticut Whale 0
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, December 27, 2012 – Kevin Poulin turned away 36 Connecticut Whale shots in Hartford on Thursday to pick up his first shutout of the season, on the way to a 3-0 win for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bridgeport took both games in this week’s double-header, the first of which was at the Webster Bank Arena...
Dylan McIlrath (dislocated knee) made his CT Whale season debut with a bang last night as he got into a nasty fight with Brett Gallant of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers during the Whale's 3-0 loss...
Here's more video of the fight (00:32 mark)...
...somewhere Henrik Lundqvist is smiling about this kid protecting his crease in the near future.
Back in action #gotime
— Dylan McIlrath (@dylan_mcilrath) December 27, 2012
McIlrath had been out since June with a dislocated knee.
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Over the past few months, you’ve surely noticed that the Connecticut Whale –the Rangers AHL affiliate– has been struggling all year. They have battled inconsistent scoring, Swiss cheese defense, and inconsistent goaltending. While many are pointing to this being a sign of poor drafting and development, it is actually the exact...
With Christmas out of the way, it's time for the Sound Tigers to hit the ice again tonight in the first of back-to-back match-ups against the CT Whale.
Looks like Kevin Poulin will be getting the call as he was the first off the ice today. Bridgeport has the top-ranked power play in the Eastern Conference at 21.2% (28-for-132). Not bad. However they also have the most penalty...