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The Bridgeport Report: Week 20

Josh Ho-Sang took home the CCM/AHL Player of the Week honors

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Josh Ho-Sang scored four times and added two assists last weekend as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (30-18-5-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, captured five points in a trio of divisional matchups. Andrew Ladd (one goal, four assists) and Thomas Hickey (two goals, two assists) also provided a huge spark in their conditioning stints, while Christopher Gibson won back-to-back outings and extended his winning streak to a season-high five games.
 
The Sound Tigers remain second in the Atlantic Division with 21 games left in the regular season - eight points outside of first and six points ahead of the third-place Hershey Bears. View the updated AHL standings.

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Islanders Prospect Report: Feb. 18, 2019

Durandeau has five-point week, Pivonka scores two game-winners for Notre Dame

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com
JAKE PIVONKA'S FIRST TWO NCAA GOALS ARE GAME-WINNERS: 

Jake Pivonka scored his first two goals for Notre Dame last week and both counted as game-winners. 

Pivonka, the Islanders' 2018 fourth-round pick (103rd overall), scored the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win over Michigan on Tuesday and in Sunday's 5-2 win over Wisconsin. Pivonka has nine points (2G, 7A) in 30 games in his freshman season at Notre Dame. 

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Tweet from @NDHockey: What a beaut.What a celly.Pivonka finds the back of the net for our third score of the night on the Badgers.#GoIrish pic.twitter.com/Wox8rfh53V

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 19

The Islanders won three of their four games last week

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (28-18-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, won three of their four games last week, led by Tanner Fritz's two game-winners and a team-high five points from both Chris Bourque and Otto Koivula. The Sound Tigers remain second in the Atlantic Division and third in the Eastern Conference (62 points) heading into their final 24 games of the regular season.

The club opened its four-game stretch on Tuesday and bounced back from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Hartford Wolf Pack in a shootout, 3-2, at the XL Center. Jeff Kubiak scored for the second straight game (in his 100th professional contest) and Connor Jones also potted a first-period goal against Hartford's Dustin Tokarski, who was yanked after 11:21 of work. Bourque converted the only tally in a three-round shootout and Christopher Gibson (14-9-4) made 25 saves in 65 minutes, and three more in the shootout.

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Islanders Prospect Report: Feb. 11, 2019

Ruslan Iskhakov has four-point week, Noah Dobson extends point streak, Oliver Wahlstrom to play for Beanpot title

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com
ISKHAKOV RECORDS FOUR-POINT WEEK: 

Ruslan Iskhakov recorded four points (1G, 3A) in two games last week for the UConn Huskies. Iskhakov picked up an assist in UConn's 3-2 win over Northeastern on Thursday and had a three-point game (1G, 2A) - including the game-winning goal - in a 5-0 win over Merrimack on Sunday. 

The three-point game was Iskhakov's second in nine days, as the Isles' 2018 second-round pick (43rd overall) also had a trio of points against Boston College on Feb. 1. Iskhakov has seven points (3G, 4A) in his last three games, which accounts for half of his season production (5G, 10A). 

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 18

The Sound Tigers collected four points in their last three games

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (26-17-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, collected four points in their first three games following the 2019 All-Star break and now sit two points shy of becoming just the third Eastern Conference team to reach 60 points this season. Chris Bourque led the way with four points (one goal, three assists) during that span as the Sound Tigers continue to rank second in the Atlantic Division.

The Sound Tigers opened the unofficial second half of their season last Friday and scored at least five goals for the ninth time this year, but suffered a 5-4 setback to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Webster Bank Arena. Steve Bernier found the back of the net twice and Otto Koivula earned a game-high three assists, but the Phantoms had the upper hand with six different scorers and six multi-point efforts, led by Mike Vecchione's four-point performance (one goal, three assists). Five different players had multiple points for Bridgeport.

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Islanders Prospect Report: Feb. 4, 2019

2018 picks Wahlstrom and Iskhakov play head-to-head, Sorokin records 10th shutout and career-high 26th win

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com
WAHLSTROM, ISKHAKOV SCORE IN HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUP: 

Oliver Wahlstrom and Ruslan Iskhakov combined for three goals and five points in Friday's Boston College-UConn matchup. 

Wahlstrom, (2018, R1, P11) recorded a goal and assisted on the game-winner in a 5-3 win for BC, while Iskhakov (2018, R2, P43) scored two goals and added an assist for UConn in the battle of the Isles' 2018 draft picks. 

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 17

Dal Colle, Aho represent the Sound Tigers at the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic; Bridgeport returns to action Friday

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Michael Dal Colle and Sebastian Aho shined at the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic in Springfield, Mass. on Sunday and Monday, representing the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (24-16-4-2) and New York Islanders organization during the league's prestigious showcase event.
 
The duo of Islanders draft picks both attended their first All-Star Classic, held at the MassMutual Center in the same city as the league's headquarters. On Sunday, Dal Colle and Aho each participated in several events during the skills competition, helping the Eastern Conference All-Stars prevail against the West. Dal Colle was a key part of the rapid-fire contest and breakaway relay, while Aho factored into the puck control and breakaway relays.

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Islanders Prospect Report: Jan 28, 2019

Wahlstrom has two points vs Lowell, Wilde stays hot in Saginaw, Golyshev records three-point week

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com
WAHLSTROM HAS TWO POINTS VS LOWELL: 

Oliver Wahlstrom recorded a goal and an assist on Saturday, helping the Boston College Eagles to a 4-4 tie with UMass Lowell. 

The Islanders' 2018 first-round pick (11th overall) opened the scoring for Boston College, netting his first power-play goal of the season. The two-point night was Wahlstrom's second in six games since returning from the World Junior Hockey Championship, where he won a silver medal with Team USA. 

Wahlstrom has 10 points (6G, 4A) in 20 games in his freshman season with BC. He has five points (2G, 3A) in his last six games. 

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Islanders Prospect Report: Jan 21, 2019

Sorokin records eighth shutout of the season, Wilde scores fifth game-winning goal

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com
SOROKIN POSTS EIGHTH SHUTOUT: 

Ilya Sorokin recorded his eighth shutout of the season last week, making 27 saves in a 3-0 win over Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Jan. 15. The shutout was Sorokin's second consecutive clean sheet after recording a 19-save shutout against Traktor on Jan. 11. Overall, CSKA Moscow have recorded four consecutive shutouts between Sorokin and Lars Johansson. 

Sorokin, the Islanders' 2014 third-round pick, improved to 23-5-3 this season with a 1.17 goals-against average, a .942 save percentage and eight shutouts. Sorokin's career-high for shutouts is 10. 

Sorokin was named to the KHL All-Star Game, which took place this past week, but the goalie pulled out due to a unspecified injury, according to the KHL's official website. He was replaced by Johansson.
 

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 15

The Sound Tigers hit the 50-point mark last weekend

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (22-12-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, recorded two points in as many games last weekend as the team began the second half of its 2018-19 schedule. Fourth-year forward Tanner Fritz led the way with three points during the two-game stretch, while Parker Wotherspoon scored an overtime winner and added one assist.

Wotherspoon's heroics came in a 4-3 win against the Utica Comets at the Adirondack Bank Center on Friday, leading the Sound Tigers to their first win of 2019. The Islanders' fourth-round pick in 2015 netted his first career overtime-winning goal with less than 36 seconds left in the extra session.

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