FUEHRING: WARRIORS ROLLING…WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT

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WARRIORS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT WITH 5-3 VICTORY
OVER WHEELING

Greenville extends point streak to nine games with win on Saturday

 BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Wheeling, WVTrevor Parkes and Andrew Himelson each scored twice on Saturday as the Greenville Road Warriors (18-9-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned a 5-3 victory over the Wheeling Nailers (12-12-0) at WesBanco Arena. Continue reading

RANGERS: OT WIN THEME – “SWEET CAROLINE-A”

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NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES
Saturday, Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m. ET
PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Rangers: 16-10-4 (36 pts)
Hurricanes: 9-20-3 (21 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Blueshirts swept a road trip of four or more games in length for the fourth time in franchise history, and for the first time since Nov. 10, 2007 against Toronto to Nov. 17, 2007 against Pittsburgh (The Rangers had 11 road trips of four or more games in length and five road trips of exactly four games between Nov. 2007 and the road trip they completed tonight). The last time New York won at least four games on any road trip was during a six-game trip from Mar. 25, 2010 against New Jersey to Apr. 6, 2010 against Buffalo (4-1-1 record on the trip).

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CRAWFORD: PACK WIN 2-1 IN OT

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BY:  Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, December 20, 2014 – Ryan Malone’s three-on-three overtime goal lifted the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 2-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Saturday at the XL Center.

Malone jammed in the rebound of an Oscar Lindberg bid at 4:56 of the OT to secure the win.  Chad Nehring scored the other Hartford goal, and Cedrick Desjardins made 25 saves.  Zack Stortini scored the only Phantom goal, and Anthony Stolarz stopped 24 shots in the Lehigh Valley net.  Continue reading

CANTLON: FRIDAY – PACK SHUT OUT BY CRUNCH

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT, Friday, December 19,2014 – The Syracuse Crunch received 24 saves from starting goaltender, Krister Gudlevskis, and shutout the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-0. The loss ended the Wolf Pack’s four game winning streak.

Hartford remains in third place as their record drops to 15-10-2-1. Syracuse has now won eight in a row goes to advance their record to 18-7-3-0 and have 39 points to lead the Northeast Division.

The Pack play tomorrow night at 5:00pm against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms,w ho make their first-ever appearance in Hartford. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: IMPORTANT UPDATE ON XL CENTER’S FUTURE

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The Christmas rush is on and it’s not just buying those last minute buying, it’s also happening with the review process that’s underway with the XL Center in Hartford.

The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) received a preliminary report ahead of next month’s final report scheduled for release in mid to late January.

There were no surprises to the CRDA Executive Director Mike Freimuth. “I think I’m pretty past being alarmed or surprised by things in the building,” Freimuth jokingly said.

Freimuth said some preliminary consensus has been arrived at. They want whatever should come, either as a brand new building or complete retrofit, to be done at the present XL Center location. Continue reading

NEUHRING: MISSIAEN WINS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT

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MISSIAEN EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT IN 1-0 WIN

Road Warriors blank Nailers at WesBanco Arena on Friday

BY: Alan Neuhring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Wheeling, WV For the second consecutive game, Jason Missiaen stopped every shot he faced as the Greenville Road Warriors (17-9-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned a 1-0 shutout of the Wheeling Nailers (12-11-0) at WesBanco Arena on Friday. Missiaen (6-4-1) made 21 saves in the contest for his third straight victory overall, while Vinny Saponari scored the game’s only goal in the opening frame. Continue reading

GRENIER: SYRACUSE CRUNCH PACK 2-0

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BY: Zack Grenier, Howlings

Hartford, CT, December 19, 2014 – Kristers Gudlevskis made 24 saves Friday night at the XL Center, to backstop the Syracuse Crunch to a 2-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Wolf Pack, who got 22 saves from Mackenzie Skapski.  The only offense in the game came from second-period Syracuse goals by Tanner Richard and Vladislav Namestnikov.  The victory was the Crunch’s eighth straight.

The first period ended with neither team getting much of any offense going.  In the second period, the Wolf Pack took four penalties and were unable to sustain any attack. Continue reading