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Baby Islanders in the hole, 0-2

My eyes are firmly cast upon the NHL playoffs (and lingering Sunday errands), but several Islanders of the future have fallen behind 0-2 in Bridgeport's first-round AHL playoff series with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton(icity).

Like three years ago when these teams played a tight seven-game series, Game 2 was yet another one-goal game, leaving the Sound Tigers winless in their two-game "home" visit to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Attendance in this second one was 5,903.

Bridgeport led 4-2 in the third (and outshot them 37-23 overall) but blew that lead and lost in OT, 5-4. Mike Iggulden scored but was later upper-body-injuried in the head, on a hit coach Jack Capuano said should draw a suspension. Kyle Okposo finished his two-game stint before heading to the Worlds by potting a goal on a reportedly very effective line with Ben Walter and Jesse Joensuu.

Meanwhile, at the big-league level...