KeyBank "Keys to the Weekend"Oct 17, 2017
The Wolf Pack Saturday will be looking to cool off a Bridgeport Sound Tiger team that came into the week winners of five of their last six games, including a 6-0 trouncing of the Providence Bruins, in Providence, on Sunday.
Shutting down active defensemen will be important for the Wolf Pack in both of this weekend's games. Sunday's opponent, the new Laval Rocket, is led in points by veteran blueliner Matt Taormina (2-11-13 in 13 GP), who came into the week tops among AHL defensemen in points and assists, and rookie Sebastian Aho had the first hat trick ever by a Sound Tiger defenseman in Bridgeport's Sunday blowout of the P-Bruins.
Averaging 3.77 goals-per-game, the Rocket was the third-highest-scoring team in the AHL coming into the week.