Maine Hockey Journal

Pirates troubles in Bridgeport continue

Jon Sim scored a pair of power play goals and Kevin Poulin made 29 saves as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers blanked the Portland Pirates, 3-0, in front of 3,459 at the Arena at Harbor Yard on Sunday afternoon.

For the first time this season, the Pirates were shutout by an opposing team, which is rather surprising for an explosive offense that averages 4.19 goals a game.

However, since a 10-day layoff in which the Pirates only played twice, they’ve scored once in regulation.

Prior to the game, the Pirates received Jhonas Enroth back from the Sabres, who was recalled yesterday morning because of an injury to Ryan Miller.

Enroth was in net where he stopped 33-of-36 shots faced.

Sim, who has appeared in seven games with Bridgeport, scored his seventh goal of the season on the power play at 12:14 of the second period, less than minute after Drew Schiestel went off for interference.

With 16 seconds left in the period, Sim added his eighth goal of the year to put the game out of reach for Portland.

The Pirates have had a difficult time finding success, going 0-2-0, at Harbor Yard, which is not out of the norm considering the Pirates went 1-2-1 last year against the Sound Tigers.

Robin Figren scored the lone goal of the first period off a sharp angle, beating Enroth to open scoring for Bridgeport at the 13:49 mark of the period.

NOTES: TJ Brennan was out for his second straight game, along with forward Dennis McCauley, who was replaced in the lineup by Maxime Legault… The Pirates will be back action next weekend with only their second three-in-three this season, starting at the Civic Center against the Springfield Falcons.

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