BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Albany Devils and Bridgeport Sound Tigers are both trending up with their recent play. The two teams square off Tuesday at 7 pm at Webster Bank Arena. The Devils have won three straight and six of their last eight, while the Sound Tigers have won four of their last five and six of their last eight.
Albany reigns over the North Division and is second in the Eastern Conference at 12-6-0-0. Bridgeport is fourth in the Atlantic Division and fifth in the conference with the same mark.
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Similar Situation: Blake Coleman had his 2015-16 season cut short after just 14 games with a shoulder injury after posting four goals, three assists, 19 penalty minutes and a +5 rating. His stat line this season is eerily similar with four goals, three assists, 19 penalty minutes and a +5 rating. The only difference? This season he has played in two more games.
Strong Showing: Seth Helgeson has a goal and an assist in the last two games and a +3 rating. This season, the Devils’ defenseman has five points (2g-3a) and a +5 rating in 17 contests.
Don’t Look Back: The Devils and Sound Tigers met for the first time this season on Nov. 2 – a school-day game which was played at 11 am. Despite scoring two goals during the first three minutes, Albany squandered the lead and lost 4-2. Coleman and Ben Thomson had the tallies.