February 25, 2010

Portland Pirates Weekend

— The Pirates have won three of their last four games and remain in fifth place, one point ahead Bridgeport, in the AHL's eight-team Atlantic Division. Tyler Ennis and Mark Mancari share the team scoring lead with 41 points and rank among the AHL's top 15. A groin injury has kept left wing Nathan Gerbe, the Pirates' third leading scorer, out of the lineup for the last three games. Defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani has three assists in his last four games. Jhonas Enroth has started 16 of Portland's last 18 games and has a 1.93 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage during that stretch.

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Nathan Gerbe

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TODAY AND SATURDAY, 7 P.M.

WHO: Brigdeport Sound Tigers at Pirates

WHERE: Cumberland County Civic Center

NOTES: An affiliate of the New York Islanders, the Sound Tigers have won three of their four games against the Pirates. But Bridgeport, coached by former UMaine player Jack Capuano, has just one regulation win in its last seven games. Greg Maudlin leads the team with 16 goals and has four goals and two assists in his last four games. Former UMaine center Greg Moore, who grew up in Lisbon Falls, has 11 goals but also has a team-worst plus-minus rating of minus-14. The Sound Tigers will be without veteran defenseman Dustin Kohn, who was called up Thursday by the Islanders. Former Portland Pirate forward Trevor Gillies, who has suited up only eight times in the last 28 games, leads Bridgeport with 123 penalty minutes.

PIRATES ON THE RADIO: WLOB 95.5 FM, WTME 780 AM, WEZR 1240 AM, WKTQ 1450 AM

-- Paul Betit

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Marc-Andre Gragnani

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Marc-Andre Gragnani

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Nathan Gerbe

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Marc-Andre Gragnani

  


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