WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport; Thursday, 7 p.m., at XL Center, Hartford

ON THE AIR: Sirius 207/XM 92 satellite radio (Wednesday only); Webcast at soundtigers.com

RECORDS: Bridgeport 13-12-1-2; Connecticut 12-14-2-0


LAST MEETING: The Whale won 4-2 at home Dec. 5.

ABOUT THE WHALE: Connecticut has lost three of the last four, and it has lost five out of seven since the teams last met in Hartford. ... C Kris Newbury leads the team at 10-16-26. RW Chad Kolarik is 10-12-22. ... Rookie C J.T. Miller (5-9-14) is in Russia with the United States national team for the World Junior Championship. The tournament opens Wednesday, with the U.S. playing its first game Thursday against Germany (9 a.m., nhl.com).

ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport had at least a point in five games in a row until Saturday's 3-2 loss at home to Adirondack. ... Three forwards made their Bridgeport debuts last week on PTOs, C Scott Campbell, C Chad Costello (assist), LW Jack Combs (goal). ... The second-ranked power play (21.2 percent) is in an 0-for-12 drought, tied for its season long. ... C Brock Nelson and D Travis Hamonic (upper body) were among those who lost time to injury before the break. ... The team announced a change of plan Monday and, rather than continue to wear its black jerseys with the names of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, will save them for the families.

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