Islander News Articles 4/11: Bridgeport wins Friday

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/10/2009 06:02:00 PM | | | | | | |
The pregame will post at 10am Saturday with no additional blog entries scheduled at this time before the post game.

NYIFC will be in Third-Jersey mode for the entire weekend with the rarely used Dynasty Header on display.

Newsday: John Jeansonne covered Friday's practice where head coach Scott Gordon talked about the differences between the first and second half along with all the injuries and what he's looking for from the Islanders first round pick in this summers draft.

Point Blank/Mr Botta: Friday afternoon among several items reported Kyle Okposo did participate in a full practice and that head coach Scott Gordon said he would meet with the team’s medical staff before deciding whether Okposo would play in either or both home games this weekend to finish the season. Andy Hilbert will likely return to the lineup against Philadelphia.

Associated Press: Has a preview of Saturday's game against Philadelphia where the Flyers have a lot at stake entering this game.

USCHO.com/Several Oulets: Reports BU defenseman Matt Gilroy is the Hobey Baker Award winner with his comments heading into Saturday's NCAA Frozen Final against Miami.

Newsday: Mark Macyk has comments from Matt Gilroy's family on him winning the Hobey Baker and what's ahead for him after a great college career.


NYI Fan Central Comments:

Islander prospect Corey Trivino also plays for Boston University as their third line center here.

AHL.com: Has the Recap of Bridgeport's 4-3 win against Springfield Friday night at Harbor Yard.

Nate Lawson started in net and missed an empty net goal at the end in the final minute.

Ryan Stone sure loves playing against Bridgeport or the Isles, no matter what organization he plays for as he did his 2006 playoff imitation.

Anyone notice Jon Sim with thirteen goals has one less goal for Bridgeport than all the players tied for second on the Isles with fourteen goals?

Scoring
1. BRI Haley, (5) (Hennigar), 3:22
1. SPR Potulny, (36) (Stone, Eberle), 17:08
2. BRI Sim, (13) (Lee, Iggulden), 0:56 (PP)
2. BRI Lessard, (13) (Joensuu, Walter), 1:35
2. SPR Willis, (5) (Linglet, Stone), 5:15 (PP)
2. BRI Joensuu, (20) (Callahan), 14:56
2. SPR Potulny, (37) (Stone), 18:33 (SH)

Ryan Duncan made his debut for Bridgeport. Jesse Joensuu, Mike Iggulden played for Bridgeport.

None of the recent signings from Sarnia played nor did Max Gratchev or Robin Figren.

Former Islander draft pick Ryan O'Marra played for Springfield.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game coverage and blog entries here on Bridgeport's 4-3 win against Springfield Friday features head coach Jack Capuano and Jesse Joensuu on the game and what place the team finishes in means.

Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio's game preview for Saturday against Lowell is already available.

Lowell Devils at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
WHEN -- Tonight, 7
WHERE -- Arena at Harbor Yard
ON THE AIR -- Webcast and Internet pay-per-view at www.soundtigers.com
RECORDS THROUGH THURSDAY -- Lowell 34-35-2-7; Bridgeport 47-23-3-5
SEASON SERIES -- Bridgeport leads 4-1

LAST MEETING -- The Devils won 5-3 at home March 29.

Springfield Union News & Sunday Republican: Fran Sypek's game coverage noted a crowd that looked like only a thousand fans despite announced attendance.

Philadelphia defeated Hershey Friday in the old Spectrum's final regular season game ever is in fourth place and would play the division winner in round one.

WBS Pens defeated Albany Friday.

Updated Standings:
East Division GP W L OT SO PTS
1 x Hershey 78 48 22 2 6 104
2 x Bridgeport 79 48 23 3 5 104
3 x WBS Pens 78 48 24 3 3 102
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Saturday games:
Lowell at Bridgeport
Norfolk at WBS Pens (Norfolk won big Friday)
Philadelphia at Hershey
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Sunday game:
WBS Pens at Hershey

This makes it very tough for Bridgeport because someone (maybe both teams) are going to gain points.




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