Donovan’s late goal part of a wild finish in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Jan. 13, 2013) – Sound Tigers defenseman Matt Donovan scored on the power play with 1:16 left in regulation to break a 4-4 tie and Nino Niederreiter had two goals as Bridgeport defeated the Albany Devils 5-4 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday evening. With the win, the Sound Tigers snap a five-game winless skid and improve to 18-16-2-2 on the season. Albany falls to 14-13-1-6.

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Some big offensive nights, including the most impressive offensive opportunities for enforcer Brett Gallant in a Bridgeport uniform, who didn’t end up on the scoresheet, but had several outstanding opportunities to score, mostly due to the handiwork of his linemates Chad Costello and Jack Combs.

Speaking of Costello (three assists) and Combs (one assist), they were both outstanding offensively during the game, demonstrating quite the chemistry together, which isn’t surprising given their history as teammates in the ECHL on several occasions. Costello looked very much like Keith Aucoin offensively with the puck, demonstrating great hands and vision while on the ice, and the game seemed to slow down around him. Aucoin is headed one day to the AHL Hall-of-Fame, but Costello has shown in his brief time in Bridgeport that he does possess the potential to be a plus offensive player in this league.

Regarding the six that were called up to the New York Islanders for training camp following Saturday’s loss to Portland, Scott Pellerin had some interesting points. Click below to listen to the interview:


Additionally, regarding the abbreviated Islanders training camp, the team has announced a couple of open practices, as well as a Wednesday night scrimmage against the Sound Tigers at the Nassau Coliseum. Click here for more information, as these events are free for those who wish to attend.