Game day

Sound Tigers at

Connecticut Whale

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: XL Center, Hartford


RECORDS: Bridgeport 19-19-2-3; Connecticut 20-20-3-1

SEASON SERIES: Bridgeport leads 4-2.

LAST MEETING: The Sound Tigers won 3-0 Dec. 27 at Hartford.

ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport has two wins in the past 11 games, with two losses beyond regulation, after Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Providence. ... Leading scorer LW Nino Niederreiter (19-17-36) has no points in five games. ... G Kevin Poulin made 38 saves Thursday. ... C Johan Sundstrom (upper body) remains out.

ABOUT THE WHALE: The team returns from its all-star break on a three-game winning streak that moved it into second place in the Northeast Division. ... C Kris Newbury leads the team at 15-22-37. ... D Logan Pyett is 4-17-21, plus-8. ... G Cam Talbot has played 32 of the team's 44 games, posting a .917 save percentage.

UP NEXT: Saturday vs. Norfolk, 7 p.m.