Philadelphia 5, Bridgeport 4

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/06/2008 07:31:00 PM | | |

Sorry folks, Bridgeport radio link did not work nor did Phantoms radio link.

Not sure how futuremedia does this game by game but it worked Saturday. Of course the PPV option is available for those who want to see the game. I listed Wednesday's next game at WBS Pens. Reports the Sound Tigers lost 5-4 in regulation against the Phantoms in Philadelphia Sunday.

Bridgeport was down 5-1 midway through the third. Defenseman Jamie Fraser had his tenth and eleventh goals in the game. Jeremy Colliton had his ninth goal, Jeff Tambellini and Blake Comeau both had two assists.

Martin Gernier of the Phantoms was given a match penalty for a delibetate intent to injury mid-way though the third which gave the Sound Tigers one goal. Ben Walter, Drew Fata also assisted.

Mike Morrison started and allowed five goals on thirty eight shots.

Hershey Bears lost a 3-1 lead and dropped the game in overtime to WBS.
(sorry folks, listended to ot briefly and thought Hershey won this game)

NYI Fan Central Comments:
The American Hockey League only plays an eighty game schedule. Bridgeport has four games remaining, Hershey three. Bridgeport trails by six points in the standings and can only acculumlate eight.

Unless my math is off here the magic number for Bridgeport elimination is any combination of three points lost by Bridgeport or gained by Hershey. Sound Tigers trail Hershey by two wins so for the moment they could still win that tie-breaker which is why the number is three and not two. Binghampton also is ahead of Bridgeport for those wondering.

What this all boils down to is for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers barring Hershey collapsing and them running the table they will not be participating in the 2008 Calder Cup playoffs. It begs the question was it worth it now for the prospects to play those late season games with New York?

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio recaps the game with comments.

Sound Tigers website & Michael Fornabaio in his Ct Post blog here will have the recap.