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Islanders prospects daily: Sound Tigers hope to build on strong game

BRIDGEPORT, CT - JANUARY 21: Tanner Fritz #11 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers watches the puck in a face off during a game against the Hershey Bears at Webster Bank Arena on January 21, 2019 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)
BRIDGEPORT, CT - JANUARY 21: Tanner Fritz #11 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers watches the puck in a face off during a game against the Hershey Bears at Webster Bank Arena on January 21, 2019 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)
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Here’s you’re daily New York Islanders prospects report. You’ll find out who played yesterday (and how they did), who’s playing today (and what to look for), and every few updates I’ll tell you how these prospects have moved up (or down) in my prospects rankings.

Prospects in action yesterday (19/4/21)

  • Ruslan Iskhakov (TPS)
    • Stats: 1A, 4SOG, 15:53 TOI
    • Playoffs stats: 1GP, 1A, 15:33 ATOI

With a 5-3 loss things didn’t go so well for TPS in their opening game against the Pelicans. Penalty trouble is what really killed them on the day. The Pelicans converted on three power plays yesterday.

Iskha, for his part, got a secondary helper on TPS’s opening goal. The creative forward entered the zone with speed down the flank and dumped it back to the point with a no-look-back-pass that was eventually worked to the opposite end of the ice for sniper Josh Kestner to do his thing.

On the other side of the rink, Matias Rajaniemi didn’t suit up for the Pelicans. (He’s not in the lineup for game 2 either.) Like I said yesterday, I reached out to the team to get an update on why but have yet to receive an answer.

New York Islanders prospects in action today

  • Ruslan Iskhakov (TPS)
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers

TPS are back at it again, Iskhakov and his side will hope to be a little more disciplined and perhaps execute a bit better against a side that they’ve gone 1-0-3 over the course of the season.

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are also back in action today. Brent Thompson’s side will hope to build off a strong win the last time out. They’ll be facing the Providence Bruins, the second-best team in the AHL. with a 0.763 points percentage.

The Sound Tigers, who are the worst team in the AHL (a 0.250 points percentage) have been building towards their last win, so perhaps 18 games into the year, Thompson has figured out how to get the best out of his roster.

We’re still waiting on Anatolii Golyshev who should be inbound soon. When is still unsure. It seems he’s still in Russia based on Instagram posts. Once his visa issues are resolved he’s on his way.

I also thought that Collin Adams could sign an ATO to play with the Sound Tigers this year, but with only a few games left in the year that seems unlikely. I’ve been monitoring the Sound Tigers transactions page to catch any updates to the roster but there’s been no movement since the 13th.

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