Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Hershey Bears
WHEN: Sunday, 5 p. m. WHERE: Giant Center, Her- shey, Pa.
WEBCAST: soundtigers. com; free video this weekend at watchtheahl. com RECORDS: Bridgeport 0- 10- 0; Hershey 0- 1- 0- 0 SEASON SERIES: First meeting of six; Bridgeport won 4- 2 last year.
LAST MEETING: The Bears won 2- 1 at home April 14. ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport lost its season opener 6- 3 Saturday at Lehigh Valley before the short bus ride to Hershey. ... Captain Ben Holmstrom missed his first game as a Sound Tiger after playing 228 consecutive games, victim of the AHL veterans rule ( Bridgeport has six players with 320 games or more of AHL and NHL experience but can play only five in a given game). ABOUT THE BEARS: Hershey opened its 81st AHL season Saturday night with a 3- 2 home loss to Syracuse. ... G Ilya Samsonov, one of the Washington Capitals’ top prospects, made his North American pro debut Saturday and made 28 saves. ... RW Riley Barber and D Colby Williams had two assists apiece. ... Former Sound Tigers D Aaron Ness, now in his eighth pro season, is one of Hershey’s alternate captains.
UP NEXT: Oct. 13 vs. Rochester, 1 p. m.
— MICHAEL FORNABAIO