November 5, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
RECAP: SOUND TIGERS 1, BRUINS 0Gibson earns fifth professional shutout with a 27-save effort on Friday PROVIDENCE, R.I. (November 3, 2017) - Christopher Gibson made 27 saves and Sebastian Aho scored the game's only goal in the opening 10 minutes as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (4-5-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, earned a 1-0 win against the Providence Bruins (6-3-0-0) at Dunkin' Donuts Center on Friday.
It was Gibson's (2-3-0) fifth professional shutout and the third of his Sound Tigers career. For Aho, he now has two goals this season, both game-winning tallies.
The contest turned physical right off the bat as Ross Johnston and Sena Acolatse dropped the gloves following Acolatse's hit against Aho at 2:41 of the first period. The two engaged twice during the same stoppage as tempers escalated even more when the linesmen attempted to separate the heavyweights.
Aho got his own revenge at 9:47 of the opening frame when the rookie defenseman beat goaltender Dan Vladar from the blue line. Following passes from John Stevens and Casey Bailey, Aho controlled the puck at the right point and floated a wrist shot on target that found its way through traffic and over Vladar's p