The Bridgeport Sound Tigers lost Game 1 of their AHL playoffs series with the Connecticut Whale.
The AHL affiliates of the New York islanders and New York Rangers do battle as the first-round series begins between the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Connecticut Whale.
The Islanders' AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers were eliminated 4-1 by the juggernaut Hershey Bears, but the NHL playoffs are providing nightly drama to satisfy any hockey fan.
The Islanders' AHL and ECHL affiliates both face playoff elimination, while prospects Travis Hamonic and Kevin Poulin shine on in their CHL playoff series.
The Islanders' AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers avoided a sweep by winning Game 4 at home against the feared Hershey Bears. Islanders D-man Andrew MacDonald scored two goals.
The Islanders' farm teams had a rough Saturday night, with AHL Bridgeport being blitzed by Capitals affiliate Hershey 7-2 in Game 3 of their series, and ECHL Utah losing Game 2 to Idaho in a heartbreaker.
A wild first night of playoffs in the AHL and NHL included controversy in Hershey, upsets throughout the NHL.