Coming off the holiday break, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers swept a home and home from the rival CT Whale.
Last night, the Tigers defeated the Whale by a score of 5-2. The Tigers got on the board early with two first period goals from forward Nino Niederriter who brought his point total to 29 on the season placing him at 7th place in the AHL coming into tonight. After his hot start though, Nino got clipped by a high stick in the second period and didn't return to the game. David Ullstrom also contributed 4 assists to the winning effort.
After their win last night, the Tigers looked to continue their momentum and did just that with their 3-0 shutout win over the CT Whale in Hartford tonight. It was only the Tigers third shutout in Hartford in franchise history. (3/19/04 & 2/18/09, h/t to Bridgeport writer Mike Fornabaio) The Tigers got started early once again tonight with two more goals in the first period by Chad Costello (a PTO) and defenseman Matt Donavan. Forward John Persson netted his tenth goal of the season in the second period on a beautiful tic tac toe play to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead. This would be all that Kevin Poulin needed as he shut the Whale out all night on the way to the shutout.
The Tigers return to action Saturday @ Home against the Manchester Monarchs (Last Home Game of 2012)