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Sound Tigers Earn 5-1 Victory

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Peter Mannino turned aside 30 of the 31 shots he faced Sunday night, to earn the first victory of his pro career, and help the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phantoms.

Five different scorers, including Sean Bentivoglio and Blake Comeau’s first tallies of the season, helped the Sound Tigers—the Islanders AHL affiliate—go 3-for 3 on the weekend. The win puts Bridgeport one point behind the first place Hershey Bears in the East Division.
With the score tied 1-1 in the first period, Bentivoglio gave the Sound Tigers their first lead of the game with about four minutes to play in the period. Two minutes later, Jesse Joensuu would increase the team’s lead to 3-1 when he converted a feed from Rob Hennigar for his second goal of the season. 
After a scoreless second period, Comeau scored 42 seconds into the third to give the Sound Tigers a 4-1 advantage. Kurtis McLean rounded out the scoring for the Sound Tigers when he slammed a bouncing puck into the net for his second tally of the season.
Mannino stopped 30 Philadelphia shots on the night. The Sound Tigers were 2-for-7 on the man-advantage, while going a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
Bridgeport is back in action on Friday, when it takes on the Buffalo Sabres top affiliate in Portland, Maine.

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