Hershey Bears 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
By Chris Kohler, Hartford Wolf Pack
Hartford, CT, February 24, 2017 – The Hershey Bears exploded for five goals in a span of 9:26 in the second period Friday night at the XL Center, on the way to a 6-1 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Ryan Graves scored the Wolf Pack’s goal, but Stan Galiev had a pair of goals for the Bears, and Travis Boyd and Liam O’Brien added a goal and an assist each.
The Wolf Pack began the game with strong defensive effort, as they did not allow a shot on goal for the first eight minutes of the opening period.
The Pack had the first power play chance of the game, after former Wolf Pack captain Ryan Bourque was called for hooking at 8:48.
Just over twenty seconds into the penalty, Tyler Lewington was booked for slashing, which gave Hartford a two-man advantage for 1:38. Continue reading
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NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET
Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Rangers: 39-19-2 (80 pts)
Devils: 25-25-10 (60 pts)
BY: The New York Rangers
The Rangers play their 61st game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set tomorrow, Feb. 25, against the New Jersey Devils in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Prudential Center (5:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won eight of their last 10 games (8-1-1), as well as 11 of their last 15 contests (11-3-1), and enter the contest with a three-game point streak (2-0-1). The Rangers have posted a 39-19-2 record this season. Continue reading
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Preview: Swamp Rabbits Successful Month Moves to Norfolk
BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (29-19-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, continue a six-game trip away from home tonight against the Norfolk Admirals (19-29-4-0) at the Norfolk Scope. Greenville began the week with a 5-3 victory over the Reading Royals and looks to continue its winning ways entering the final two games of the regular season series against the Admirals. Greenville is 3-2-0-0 versus Norfolk this season, following a dominating 6-2 victory on February 8th at the Scope. Both Michael Joly and Nick Betz recorded a pair of goals in the victory. The Swamp Rabbits scored a season-best five third period goals, launching the team on a five-game winning streak. The 7:30 p.m. puck drop begins a stretch of three games in three nights for Greenville. Norfolk returns to the ice tonight after suffering a devastating 7-4 defeat against the Florida Everblades on Wednesday night. The Admirals owned a 4-3 advantage in the contest with less than 10 minutes left in the game. Continue reading
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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack are preparing for another three-games-in-three-days. Last weekend’s tough three-game set saw them losing in two of the three of them putting a post-season playoff berth in serious jeopardy.
This weekend the Pack will tango with the Hershey Bears tonight and then the Binghamton Senators on Sunday afternoon. Sandwiched in-between those two games is a quick trip up I-91 to Springfield to face the Thunderbirds.
It’s odd to have a Wolf Pack team that’s not in the thick of competing for a playoff spot. Missing the playoffs is one thing, but now the final month of the regular season becomes a second training camp. The team has 24 games left, and they’re 25 points behind the Providence Bruins for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. Since only the top four teams only qualify for the playoffs, at this point, it would take a Titanic collapse, and a historical Wolf Pack run that would allow them to make the postseason.
It’s hard to swallow anyway you slice it. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, ECHL, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports, XL Center
Tagged Adam Pelech, American Hockey League, Brandon Wheat Kings, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Bryan Rust, Buffalo, Calder Cup, Calle Johansson, Canada, Chay Genoway, Chris DiDomenico, Danny Kristo, David Warsofsky, Drew MacIntyre, HC Dinamo Minsk, HC Lugano, Hershey Bears, Ian Cole, New York, Washington Capitals
- WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 39 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the second-most the team has earned through the first 60 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 39 wins through the first 60 games of a season five times in franchise history (1971-72, 1972-73, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2016-17), and the only season in which the Rangers earned more than 39 wins through the first 60 games was 1972-73 (40). The Rangers are tied for second in the NHL in wins this season. The Blueshirts have won eight of their last 10 games (8-1-1), as well as 11 of their last 15 contests (11-3-1). Continue reading
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FOURTH WOLF PACK 20TH ANNIVERSARY PLAYER CARD SET GIVEAWAY IS TONIGHT
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Features Top Group of five Players among Top 20 All-time in Franchise History
BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack
HARTFORD, February 24, 2017: The first 2,000 fans into the Hartford Wolf Pack’s home game tonight vs. the Hershey Bears at the XL Center will receive a special set of Wolf Pack trading cards.
These cards will depict the top five players among those chosen the top 20 all-time in franchise history. The cards are presented by KOTA.
Following are the players in this fourth of four 20th-anniversary commemorative card sets being given away during the 2016-17 Wolf Pack season, with their years and stats as Pack players:
- #1 – Ken Gernander (F, 1997-2005, 599 GP, 160-187-347)
- #2 – Derek Armstrong (F, 1997-2001, 265 GP, 105-204-309)
- #3 – Brad Smyth (F, 1997-2002, 2005-06, 345 GP, 184-181-365)
- #4 – Jason LaBarbera (G, 2000-05, 182 GP, 91-54-16, 2.11, 92.6, 21 SHO)
- #5 – J.F. Labbe (G, 1998-2001, 116 GP, 59-41-11, 2.91, 91.0, 3 SHO)
As at all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games, fans tonight can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period.
Tickets for all remaining Wolf Pack 2016-17 home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.
Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack’s 2016-17 AHL season can be found on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com. To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.
Posted in AHL, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, Sports
Tagged Adam Pelech, American Hockey League, Brandon Wheat Kings, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Bryan Rust, Calder Cup, Calle Johansson, David Warsofsky, Hershey Bears, Washington Capitals
Preview: Swamp Rabbits Make Tracks For Reading
BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-19-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, hit the road for a six-game stretch beginning with a tilt versus the Reading Royals (31-17-1-2) tonight at 7 p.m. Greenville will take the ice at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA twice this week, finishing a four-game season series with the Royals on Sunday evening. The teams matched up in Greenville in December with the Swamp Rabbits earning a pair of one-goal wins. Bretton Cameron netted two shorthanded goals to singlehandedly sealed a 2-1 victory the first night. The Swamp Rabbits then battled back to earn a 5-4 victory the following night. Since those contests, the playoff contenders have propelled into second place in their respective divisions riding hot streaks during the first two months of 2017. Greenville’s leading scorer Angelo Miceli hit the 50-point mark (14G, 36A) last week and carries an eight-game point streak into the evening. Robbie Czarnik leads the Royals with 46 points (19G, 27A). Continue reading
Posted in Bon Secours Wellness Arena, ECHL, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, Sports
Tagged Adrian Kempe, Alexander Wennberg, American Hockey League, Antti Raanta, Baltimore, Boston, Brian MacLellan, Columbus Blue Jackets, National Hockey League, New York Rangers
NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Rangers: 38-19-2 (78 pts)
Maple Leafs: 28-20-11 (67 pts)
BY: The New York Rangers
The Rangers play their 60th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Feb. 23, against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an Original Six matchup at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won seven of their last nine games (7-1-1), as well as 10 of their last 14 contests (10-3-1). The Rangers have posted a 38-19-2 record this season. Continue reading
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