Nov 23, 2022
BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack conclude their three-game road trip tonight when they make the trip south to Bridgeport to take on the Islanders in the latest installment of the ‘Battle of Connecticut’.
Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. and coverage is available on both AHLTV and Mixlr. To listen to Play-by-Play broadcaster Alex Thomas’ call on AHLTV, select the ‘away audio’ option when clicking on the game.
Tale of The Tape:
This is the third of twelve meetings between the Wolf Pack and Islanders this season, and the third of six at Total Mortgage Arena. The Wolf Pack will host the Islanders in the next installment of the rivalry, one month from today on December 23rd. The series returns to Bridgeport, the site of four of the first five meetings, four days later on December 27th.
The Islanders took round two of the ‘Battle of Connecticut’ back on November 5th. Samuel Bolduc opened the scoring 6:06 into the game, blasting home a shot from the blueline with a delayed penalty coming against the Wolf Pack. C.J. Smith tied the game just 1:00 into the second period, but Arnaud Durandeau restored the Islander lead at 2:46 with his second goal of the season.
Durandeau tacked on his second goal of the night 10:00 into the third period on the powerplay, while Andy Andreoff extended the lead to 4-1 just over three minutes later at 13:06.
The Wolf Pack pushed late, scoring twice in a span of 33 seconds to make things interesting. Hartford struck with a powerplay goal at 17:11 thanks to Tim Gettinger, while Gustav Rydahl snapped home his second goal of the season at 17:44.
William Dufour would hit the empty net at 19:41, however, cementing the 5-3 victory for the Islanders.
The Islanders are 2-0-0-0 in the season series and are averaging 5.00 goals per game against the Wolf Pack.
The Wolf Pack, meanwhile, have won two of their last three games on the road after opening the season with five consecutive road losses.
They are 7-4-0-1 against the Islanders dating back to the start of the 2021-22 season.
Wolf Pack Outlook:
The Wolf Pack bounced back with a strong 4-2 victory over the Hershey Bears on Sunday afternoon, earning a split of their weekend trip to Chocolatetown. Andy Welinski opened the scoring in the contest, firing home a powerplay goal on the first shot of the game 3:49 into the contest.
Julian Napravnik and Henrik Borgstrom scored at 10:05 and 16:53, respectively, to give the…