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By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey)
The future of the New York Islanders goaltending has been on display down up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Kevin Poulin and now Anders Nilsson have helped backstop the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to an 8-3 record to start the 2012-13 season.
Poulin has accounted for six of the wins, going 6-2 with a 2.51 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. Nilsson just returned from an illness, but won his first two starts. He has a 2.98 goals against average and a .906 save percentage.
With the NHL still in a locked out due to ongoing CBA negotiations, the Isles coaching staff has had plenty of time to observe the play of the team’s minor league squad. And they have been impressed by what they have seen.
“For me, if you’re going to win hockey games it starts with your goaltending,” said Islander head coach Jack Capuano during a team fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. “Nilsson and Poulin hav...