4/11/09

Bridgeport 3, Lowell 1...Second Place Finish

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/11/2009 08:12:00 PM
AHL.com: Recaps Bridgeport's 3-1 win against Lowell Saturday in their regular season finale.

Bridgeport will play WBS Pens as the second place winner in the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs because Norfolk defeated WBS Pens 4-3 on Saturday in regulation.

Hershey clinched the division title with a 3-2 regulation win at home against Philadelphia but will be the four seed and play the Bears in the opening round.

1. LOW Gionta, (2) (Bergfors, Pender), 4:55
1. BRI Walter, (20) (Sim, Kohn), 11:53
1. BRI Iggulden, (24) (Smith, Kohn), 14:03
3. BRI Iggulden, (25) (Hennigar, Smith), 8:15

Bridgeport controls the tie-breaker against WBS winning the season series.
Hershey controls the tie-breaker with Bridgeport who won the season series 4-2 giving them the division regardless of what happens Sunday.

Updated Standings:
East Division GP W L OT SO PTS
1 x Hershey 79 49 22 2 6 106
2 x Bridgeport 80 49 23 3 5 106
3 x WBS Pens 79 48 25 3 3 102
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Sunday game:
WBS Pens at Hershey (meaningless game now in terms of standings)


Aside from goaltender Kevin Poulin backing up Peter Mannino and Ryan Duncan in the lineup, no prospects dressed for this game with Max Gratchev, Robin Figren also sitting out.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game coverage and blog entries here.

Lowell Sun: Covers the New Jersey Devils affiliate.




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