RANGERS LOOK TO GET BACK ON THE WINNING ROAD TONIGHT

NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
Rangers: 9-8-2 (20 pts)
Blue Jackets: 11-7-1 (23 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

The New York Rangers’ 2017-18 Media Guide can be found via the following link: HERE

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 20th game of the 2017-18 season tonight, Nov. 17, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Nationwide Arena (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG+; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won six of their last seven games (6-1-0 record) and eight of their last 11 contests (8-3-0 record). In addition, the Rangers have earned at least one point in 10 of their last 13 games (8-3-2 record). Continue reading

TOSTI: NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST JOE EVERSON PARTNERS WITH SWAMP RABBITS

TOSTI: Nationally Acclaimed Artist Joe Everson Partners with Swamp Rabbits

Joe Everson paints his wildly famous “Battle of Iwo Jima” tribute while singing the Star-Spangled Banner for the very first time at the Swamp Rabbits Heroes Night on March 5, 2016. Joe has traveled the country for over a year, dazzling fans with his rendition of the National Anthem.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are pleased to announce that nationally recognized artist Joe Everson has returned as the team’s Official Artist for the 2017-18 season.

Joe’s famous rendition of the National Anthem, which involves him singing the Star-Spangled Banner, while simultaneously painting the iconic scene at the Battle of Iwo Jima, has been seen across the country both live and on the internet. His viral videos have amassed more than 140 million views.

The Taylors Mill, South Carolina resident debuted his anthem performance with the Swamp Rabbits nearly two years ago and has traveled the country with his unique presentation ever since.

In addition to creating a painting for Star Wars Night tomorrow at 7 p.m., Joe has plans to design a Smash Car for the annual Stick it to Cancer Night Presented by Bon Secours on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Joe is also planning to unveil a brand new National Anthem painting at the Swamp Rabbits Heroes Night on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018.

For more information on Joe Everson and his collection of work available for purchase online, please visit JoeEverson.com.

STAR WARS NIGHT | TOMORROW, November 17 | 7 p.m.
Don’t be the last Jedi to get tickets to the Swamp Rabbits annual Star Wars Night! Get four tickets to the game, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and a Swamp Rabbits souvenir by purchasing a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack for $60. Meet your favorite Star Wars characters at the game as the Swamp Rabbits take on the Orlando Solar Bears.

POST GAME SKATE | Sunday, November 19 | 3 p.m.
Skate with the pros on Sunday after the Swamp Rabbits take on the Orlando Solar Bears. Join the team on the ice after the game for a free skate when you bring your skates to the game. Skate rentals are also available for fans at the game. To grab a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack or get more information, head to SwampRabbits.com.

RANGERS PLAY WELL FOR 50 MINS BUT MISSING TEN BLOWS GAME

 Game Summary                       NYR: H. Lundqvist (L), O. Pavelec (ND)  CHI: C. Crawford (W)   Event Summary

GOALS GALORE – The Rangers have registered at least three goals in each of the last five games and in 11 of the last 13 games (50 goals over the span).

YOUTH SERVED – Through 19 games this season, 30 of the Rangers’ 63 goals (47.6%) have been tallied by players who are 25 years old or younger (Zibanejad – nine; Buchnevich – eight; Hayes – four; Vesey – four; Miller – three; Skjei – two).

WHAT A LINE – Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, and Pavel Buchnevich have registered 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) in the Rangers’ last 13 games, including 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in the team’s last seven contests. Continue reading

HARFF: PACK LOSE POINT TO BRIDGEPORT WITH 5 SECS LEFT IN OT

Bpt Sound Tigers 2, Hfd Wolf Pack 1 (OT)

      VERSUS      

 BY: Ben Harff, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, November 15, 2017 – Despite two scoreless periods to start the game, fans still got to see plenty of action between the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Hartford Wolf Pack Wednesday night at the XL Center, in a game the Sound Tigers won 2-1 in overtime.

Devon Toews’ second goal of the game made winners of the Sound Tigers with 4.3 seconds left in the extra session.

Both goalies were nearly perfect, allowing only one goal each in regulation. Alexandar Georgiev got the start for the Pack, stopping 27 shots. Meanwhile, Christopher Gibson started for the Tigers and stopped 35 shots. Both goalies were assisted heavily by their respective team’s defense and several blocked shots on each side. Continue reading

TOSTI: GREENVILLE TIES FRANCHISE RECORD WITH SEVENTH STRAIGHT VICTORY 

TOSTI: Greenville Ties Franchise Record with Seventh Straight Victory

Swamp Rabbits use offensive power to decisively top Gladiators in front of over 3,600 middle school students.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (8-3-1-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, awoke with a goal to extend their winning streak against the Atlanta Gladiators (7-4-0-1) at Middle School STEM Day at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Greenville fed off an early lead and never relinquished control of the game, topping its I-85 rival 6-3 this morning. The ECHL’s top offense has now scored at least six goals in five games this year and average 4.75 goals per game. The Swamp Rabbits win halted Atlanta’s eight-game point streak and pushed Greenville to seven straight victories for the first time since the inaugural season.

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NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: NOV. 13

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: NOV. 13

 BY: The New York Rangers

  1. Adam Huska appeared in three games with UConn during the week (two starts), posting a 1.35 GAA and a .952 SV% (60 saves on 63 shots) in the three appearances (0-1-1 record). The Rangers’ seventh-round pick (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft made 34 saves and registered an assist on UConn’s only goal in a 2-1 loss against Boston College on Nov. 7, and he stopped 24 of 25 shots he faced in a 1-1 tie against Ohio State on Nov. 11. Huska has also posted a 1.91 GAA and a .927 SV% over his last five appearances, and he has allowed two goals or fewer in three of his last four starts.
  2. Ty Ronning tallied a goal/point in each of Vancouver’s three games during the week, registering six points (four goals, two assists) and 19 shots on goal in the three contests. The Rangers’ seventh-round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft extended his goal/point streak to seven games (nine goals, five assists over the span), and he has recorded a goal/point in nine of the last 10 contests. Ronning has registered 30 points (19 goals, 11 assists) in 20 games with Vancouver in 2017-18, and he has recorded at least one goal in 13 of the 20 contests. Ronning leads the Giants in goals (19), points (30), plus/minus rating (plus-10), and shots on goal (117) thus far this season. He leads the WHL in shots on goal, ranks second in the league in goals, and is tied for eighth in the league in points in 2017-18.
  3. Sean Day tallied two assists/points and posted a plus-four rating in two games during the week, and he registered an assist in each of the two contests. The Rangers’ third-round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in six of the last seven games (two goals, six assists) and in 10 of the last 12 games (three goals, nine assists). He is tied for fourth on Windsor in assists (10) and ranks fifth on Windsor in points (13) this season. In addition, he is tied for second on the Spitfires – and is tied for first among team defensemen – in plus/minus rating this season (plus-five), and he also leads team defensemen in goals in 2017-18 (three).

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TOSTI: CLASS IN SESSION AS SWAMP RABBITS AND GLADIATORS CLASH

TOSTI: Class in Session as Swamp Rabbits and Gladiators Clash

Greenville’s second annual Middle School STEM Day features ECHL’s hottest clubs at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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Wed, Nov. 15 10:30 a.m. (ET) vs. Atlanta Gladiators ListenWatchTwitter

RABBIT TAILS
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (7-3-1-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, take the ice tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. against the Atlanta Gladiators (7-4-0-1), marking the team’s third morning game of the season. Wednesday morning’s showdown is the first of 11 games between the I-85 rivals this year. Both teams are neck-and-neck in the South Division, holding the third and fourth place with 15 points. Last season, Greenville was dominant against Atlanta earning an 8-4-1-0 record. The Swamp Rabbits and Gladiators have met 98 times since 2010, with Greenville holding a 56-34-8 edge in the head-to-head matchup. Continue reading

CANTLON: (SUN) LAVAL TRIPS PACK IN OVERTIME 3-2

CANTLON: (SUN) Laval Trips Pack In OT 3-2

     VERSUS      

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT Daniel Audette’s wrist shot in overtime gave the Laval Rocket a 3-2 win on the road over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center on Sunday afternoon.

“I like our game for 63 minutes. After last night’s game, Daniel (Audette) came down with a nice shot because (Alexander Georgiev) played very well against us. It had to be the right shot to beat him,” Laval’s head coach and ex-Wolf, Pack Sylvain Lefebvre, said. Continue reading

RANGERS AND BLACKHAWKS IN BATTLE OF THE TWO BEST PIZZA CITIES

NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET
United Center – Chicago, IL
Rangers: 9-7-2 (20 pts)
Blackhawks: 8-8-2 (18 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

The NYR’s 2017-18 Media Guide can be found via the following link: HERE

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 19th game of the 2017-18 season tomorrow, Nov. 15, against the Chicago Blackhawks in an Original Six matchup at United Center (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a six-game winning streak and have also won eight of their last 10 contests (8-2-0 record). In addition, the Rangers have earned at least one point in 10 of their last 12 games (8-2-2 record). Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: November 14-19, 2017

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY:     November 14-19, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, CT The Wolf Pack (6-7-1-1, 14 pts., .423) took three of a possible four points in a pair of games this past weekend, with a win and an overtime loss.  On Saturday night in Bridgeport, the Wolf Pack scored their first win in three tries vs. their in-state adversaries, prevailing by a score of 2-1.  Joe Whitney scored 15 seconds into that game, and Dan Catenacci netted the third-period game-winner with his first goal of the season.  Then on Sunday at the XL Center, in the first-ever meeting between the Wolf Pack and the new Laval Rocket, the Pack fell 3-2 in overtime, despite getting 37 saves from Alexandar Georgiev Continue reading