Category Archives: AHL

CRAWFORD: PACK MAKE ROSTER MOVES

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE PLAYER MOVES

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Jeff Malcolm, Vinny Saponari Returned to Greenville, Henrik Tallinder Released from PTO

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, December 16, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced three Wolf Pack roster deletions.

The Wolf Pack has returned goaltender Jeff Malcolm and forward Vinny Saponari to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and has released defenseman Henrik Tallinder from his Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.  Continue reading

RANGERS: RANGERS LOOKING TO STAY HOT AGAINST FLAMES

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NEW YORK RANGERS at CALGARY FLAMES
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 9:00 p.m. ET
Scotiabank SaddledomeCalgary, AB
Rangers: 14-10-4 (32 pts)
Flames: 17-13-2 (36 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG+; Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7 FM). The Rangers enter the contest with a three-game winning streak and they have won seven of their last 10 contests (7-3-0), including five of their last seven games (5-2-0). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 17 of their last 24 contests (13-7-4), including 10 of their last 14 games (8-4-2). New York has posted a 14-10-4 record this season (32 pts), following a 2-0 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. The Flames have lost five consecutive contests and are 17-13-2 this season (36 pts). Calgary lost its last contest, 2-1, against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday in Chicago. Continue reading

NUEHRING: WARRIORS WIN IN OT

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WARRIORS WIN OVERTIME THRILLER ON TUESDAY MORNING

Nicholls nets game-winner in overtime for 2-1 victory over Toledo

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Toledo, OH Josh Nicholls scored with just 2:38 remaining in overtime on Tuesday as the Greenville Road Warriors (15-9-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned their seventh comeback win this season in a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Toledo Walleye (17-4-3) at the Huntington Center. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: December 15-21, 2014

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (15-9-2-1, 33 pts.) swept three games this past week, and are unbeaten in regulation in a team season-high five straight contests (4-0-0-1).  The week began with a Thursday-night home victory over Albany, in which Chris Bourque scored a pair of goals to lead the Wolf Pack to a 3-2 triumph.  The next night at the XL Center, Bourque and Michael Kostka had a goal and an assist apiece, and Jeff Malcolm made 35 saves to win his first AHL appearance of the year, as the Wolf Pack knocked off the Worcester Sharks, 5-3.  Then, on Sunday in Bridgeport, the Wolf Pack saw a 4-2 third-period lead slip away, but recovered to win 5-4 in overtime.  Chris Mueller completed a three-point performance (1-2-3) with the OT winner in that one, and Justin Vaive and Ryan Bourque both scored twice.  With seven points (4-3-7) in the last four games, Chris Bourque has climbed into a tie for second in the AHL in points, and a tie for third in goals (12-14-26 in 26 GP). Continue reading

RANGERS: RANGERS WIN UGLY GAME 2-0

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NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS
Sunday, Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m. ET
Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
Rangers: 13-10-4 (30 pts)
Oilers: 7-18-5 (19 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Rangers have tied a season-high with a three-game winning streak. The Blueshirts have also won five of their last seven games (5-2-0) and seven of their last 10 contests (7-3-0). New York has earned at least one point in 17 of its last 24 contests (13-7-4), including 10 of its last 14 games (8-4-2).
  • New York has posted seven shutouts in the first 28 games of the season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Rangers began a season with at least seven shutouts in their first 28 games was when they posted seven to begin the 1937-38 season. The Blueshirts have also registered at least seven shutouts in a 28-game span for the first time since they posted seven over a 28-game span from December 26, 2011 vs. the NY Islanders to February 27, 2012 vs. New Jersey. The Rangers lead the NHL in shutouts this season.

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FUEHRING: MISSIAEN STOPS 42, ROADIES LOSE 2-1 IN SHOOTOUT

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STINGRAYS EDGE WARRIORS IN SHOOTOUT, 2-1

Missiaen makes season-high 42 saves on Saturday in shootout loss to South Carolina

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Greenville, SC For the second straight game, Jason Missiaen posted a season high in saves (42 stops), but the Greenville Road Warriors (14-9-0-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, fell in a shootout to the South Carolina Stingrays (11-10-0-4) in a 2-1 decision on Saturday at the North Charleston Coliseum. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK EARN TWO IN BRIDGEPORT

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, December 14, 2014 – Chris Mueller scored at the 55-second mark of overtime Sunday at Webster Bank Arena, to give the Hartford Wolf Pack a 5-4 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, after the Wolf Pack had lost a 4-2 lead in the third period.

Ryan Bourque, who scored two goals in the game, set up the winning tally when he cut across the slot and threw the puck down low to Mueller, who deflected it into the net past the glove side of Bridgeport goaltender Kevin Poulin (30 saves).  That was after Mueller, who also had two assists, won a faceoff in the Sound Tiger zone.  Continue reading