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Sound Tigers game day

Updated 12:12 am, Friday, April 19, 2013
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Game day

Sound Tigers at Portland Pirates

WHEN: Tonight, 7

WHERE: Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine

WEBCAST: www.portlandpirates.com

RECORDS: Bridgeport 31-30-7-5; Portland 39-29-3-2

SEASON SERIES: Portland leads 4-0.

LAST MEETING: Portland came from two goals down to win 5-4 in overtime Tuesday at Bridgeport.

ABOUT THE PIRATES: Portland extended its lease in Maine through 2018 on Wednesday, with an option to extend to 2023. ... The Pirates can clinch a playoff spot with at least one point, or with a loss by Norfolk (in regulation only), Connecticut or Manchester. ... The teams meet again Sunday in Bridgeport to end the regular season.

ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport is five points out of playoff position with three games to play; a regulation loss would end those hopes. ... G Rick DiPietro has played 10 games in a row. ... D Matt Donovan is second in the AHL among defensemen with 14-32-46, two behind Justin Schultz, who has been in the NHL since mid-January. ... C Brock Nelson is second among AHL rookies at 24-27-51, two behind Ryan Spooner. ... The Islanders recalled LW David Ullstrom.

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

-- MICHAEL FORNABAIO

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