The New York Islanders just defeated the New Jersey Devils in overtime, so now it’s time for some extra AHL hockey. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are in second place in the Atlantic Division and are taking on the arch-rival and sub-.500 Hartford Wolf Pack tonight at Webster Bank Arena. It’s the first of a home-and-home against the Wolf Pack.
The Sound Tigers have been rolling along at 7-2-1 in their last ten games and are riding a nine game winning streak and ten game point streak at home. They are riding an eight game point streak with the only loss in that time period coming against the team they face tonight - Hartford scored late and wound up with a victory in an 11:00 A.M. game on the 14th. Vengeance is certainly on the mind.
Christopher Gibson is in net for tonight’s contest. Gibson is sporting a .896 save percentage so far this season.
Game time is at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T.