Sound Tigers Can't Solve Subban in 3-0 Loss
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (43-26-3-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, launched 34 shots against Malcolm Subban on Saturday, but the fourth-year netminder stopped each and every one in a 3-0 loss to the Providence Bruins (43-20-5-4) at Webster Bank Arena.
It was just the fourth time the Sound Tigers have been blanked this season, and the first since Mar. 17, also to Providence. In addition, the loss dropped Bridgeport to fifth place in the Atlantic Division standings, three points behind the Hershey Bears for a playoff spot. The Sound Tigers have three games remaining in the regular season.
Providence scored its first of three goals at 10:52 of the opening frame when Danton Heinen delivered his 14th tally of the season. From the right point, Jordan Szwarz wristed a shot wide that ricocheted off the end wall to the left side of the net, where Heinen filtered it between the post and McAdams’ right leg to make it 1-0.
The Bruins extended their lead with a 5-on-3 power-play goal from Matt Grzelcyk early in the second period. With Bracken Kearns and Patrick Cullity in the box for tripping and delay of game, respectively, Peter Mueller made a quick pass across to Grzelcyk at the bottom of the right circle and Grzelcyk capitalized on a one-timer at the 1:37 mark.
Despite heavy pressure in the third period, in which Bridgeport outshot Providence 18-4, the Sound Tigers failed to get anything past the 23-year-old Subban. Instead, Bridgeport pulled McAdam in the final three minutes, but it didn’t pay off. Providence sealed its victory with an empty-netter from Jake DeBrusk at 19:21.
Bridgeport went 0-for-5 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill. McAdam (14-6-0) made 23 saves in the setback, while Subban (11-13-5) earned his first shutout of the season.
The Sound Tigers outshot the Bruins 34-26.
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