AHL.com: Recaps Bridgeport's 4-3 shootout win against the Lowell Devils on the road Sunday.
Tambellini had the shootout winner.
Jack Hillen scored late from the hash marks at 17:22 to force overtime for Bridgeport.
Mark Wotton had some good chances in the third, Bridgeport had trouble with what the announcer described as the Devils trap until they tied the game.
Peter Mannino had forty plus saves in goal after a slow start and was big in the final seconds of ot.
Jeff Tambellini one shot in regulation, at least one in overtime. Smith, McLean and Iggulden were generating chances in overtime.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Good job by Bridgeport coming back and forcing overtime, even in the AHL four games in five days is very unusual with a game last Wednesday.
Bridgeport played a penalty free game until 17.4 seconds left in overtime, no team record. Lowell one penalty.
Matthew Spiller plays for Lowell for those who remember him from the Islanders.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his SoundTigers blog with line combinations/players out also reported a callup in goal with Nate Lawson out for a one-day event which turns out to be what the writer says is a Mission Itech sales rep who is a buddy of Garth Snow and a former University of New Hampshire goalie named Brett Abel.
Last reported game played for the thirty eight year old was in 1994-95.
1. LOW Murphy, (5) (Pelley, Davis), 4:42
1. LOW Fraser, (1) (Davis, Salmela), 8:03
2. BRI Smith, (12) (McLean, Hillen), 4:38 (PP)
2. LOW Salmela, (3) (Murphy, Davis), 7:11
2. BRI Bentivoglio, (3) (Hennigar), 10:31
3. BRI Hillen, (4) (Iggulden, McLean), 17:22
Shootout Five Rounds:
Kurtis McLean-save pokecheck
Jeff Tambellini-goal (over shoulder)