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Sound Tigers Take Extra Point
Bridgeport Wins 2-1 In Shootout
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
By Mike Thornton
PHILADELPHIA - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers outgunned the Philadelphia Phantoms in the shootout to take a 2-1 extra time win at The Arena At Harbor Yard on Wednesday night. Darren Reid scored in regulation for the fourth straight game, grabbing the equalizer in the second period.
Bridgeport opened the scoring at 15:50 of the first period. Allan Rourke brought the puck down the right side along the boards before sliding one out to the top of the crease. Petteri Nokelainen redirected the centering bid to make it 1-0.
But Reid continued his hot play after the intermission. Reid was trailing as Pete Zingoni brought the puck through the left circle and went deep before dropping it back out in front, where Reid was waiting to knock it home at 8:44 of the frame.
The rest of the game was scoreless through overtime, putting the teams against one another in the shootout. Niko Dimitrakos scored in the first round, but was the only Phantoms player to do so opposite three goals from the Sound Tigers.
Martin Houle took the loss despite making 39 saves on 40 Bridgeport shots, while Wade Dubielewicz earned the win with 33 saves on 34 Phantoms chances.
The Phantoms continue their road trip this Friday night when they play the first of two consecutive games against the Lowell Devils. Philadelphia returns home on Friday, January 19 to host Bridgeport at 7:05. Individual tickets for all Phantoms games, including $8 tickets for children 14 and under anywhere in the building, are on sale now at phantomshockey.com or by calling 800-298-4200.
Philadelphia Phantoms 1 at Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 (SO) - Status: Final SO
Jan 10, 2007 - Arena at Harbor Yard
Scoring - 1. Bridgeport, P. Nokelainen (2) (A. Rourke, J. Pitton) 15:50
Scoring - 2. Philadelphia, D. Reid (9) (P. Zingoni, J. Slaney) 8:44
Scoring - No Scoring
PHI Shots: 14 5 10 5 0 TOTAL: 34
Power Play Conversion
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Start : 7:38 PM
Attendance : 3467
Referee I: Nygel Pelletier (41)
LINESMAN I: Kevin Redding (16)