Albany-Bridgeport Pregame Notes

A few things to get you ready for the Devils-Sound Tigers at Times Union Center:

-Season: This is the 3rd meeting of 4 between the two teams, with the teams splitting the first two games. Bridgeport won 4-3 in a shootout in Albany on December 28th, while the Devils took a 6-4 victory in Bridgeport on January 25th. They will face off one more time on April 10th in Connecticut.

-Standings: The Sound Tigers begin the day in 7th place in the Atlantic Division, checking in with a record of 21-34-3-4 and 49 points. They stand 12 points behind 6th place Providence. The Devils stand in 6th place in the East, with a record of 24-34-1-3 and 52 points. They are 21 points behind 5th place Binghamton and just 1 point ahead of both Adirondack and Syracuse.

-Scoring: Bridgeport is lead by winger Rhett Rakhshani with 39 points (13 G, 26 A) and center Rob Hisey with 35 points (10 G, 25 A). Rookies Mikko Koskinen and Joel Martin share time in net, Koskinen leading the way with 7 wins in a year that has seen many goaltending injury issues between the Sound Tigers and their parent club, the Islanders. On the home side, Matt Anderson continues to pace the Devils with 47 points (20 G, 27 A), followed by Adam Henrique with 40 points (21 G, 19 A). It’s back to the original plan as far as goaltending goes, Jeff Frazee and Mike McKenna splitting the time, with Frazee leading in wins 10-9 (the other 5 were by Dave Caruso).

Game time: 7 PM. I will of course be on hand with the usual…


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