This isn't much of a surprise for Poulin who if you remember had a shutout streak in the middle of the month that almost broke the franchises record only coming a few minutes short. He also didn't even play the hole month down in Bridgeport, as you know he played two games up here as well so that's just a testament to how well he played.
Also center Casey Cizikas who was the teams lone all star Representative replacing defenseman Calvin De Haan who is injured was named the first star of the month. Given his play was good enough to earn him the spot on the all star team as De Haans replacement, the fact that he was awarded this doesn't come as much surprise. He has been one of the more consistent as well as healthy Tigers players this season. Hopefully he is able to keep it up for them as they push to the playoffs.
Seeing stuff like this is always good, especially when the Islanders aren't in the best place in the standings. Having our young players get awarded things like this can give people hope for the future that we have some nice players on the way.