Category Archives: AHL

RANGERS: NEEDING TO, “PEG A WIN,” AGAINST JETS

henrik-lundqvist      VERSUS     ondrej pavelec

NEW YORK RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
MTS CentreWinnipeg, MB
Rangers: 47-21-7 (101 pts)
Jets: 39-25-12 (90 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their 76th game of the 2014-15 season against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has earned at least one point in 20 of its last 25 games (17-5-3), including 10 of its last 14 games (9-4-1). The Blueshirts have won 17 of their last 24 contests (17-5-2), including 13 of the last 19 games (13-5-1). The Rangers have also recorded at least one point in 23 of their last 29 games (20-6-3). The Blueshirts have won 40 of their last 57 games (40-14-3), including 38 of their last 54 games (38-13-3) and 36 of their last 50 contests (36-11-3). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 53 of their last 71 games (46-18-7), including 46 of their last 61 games (41-15-5). The Rangers have posted a 47-21-7 record this season (101 pts), following a 5-2 loss against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, Mar. 29 at Madison Square Garden. The Jets enter the contest with a 39-25-12 record this season (90 pts), following a 4-3 loss against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, Mar. 29 in Winnipeg. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 30-April 5, 2015

bob-crawfordWOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 30-April 5, 2015

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (36-22-5-4, 81 pts.) swept a pair of key games this past week, moving into a share of fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings and improving to 6-1-0-1 in their last eight games.  Friday night at the XL Center, Mackenzie Skapski returned from nearly two months with the parent New York Rangers and rang up his third AHL shutout of the season, making 27 saves as the Wolf Pack posted their most decisive victory of the year, a 5-0 triumph over Providence.  Then the Pack headed to Springfield Saturday night, and won in overtime for the fourth time in five visits to the MassMutual Center, with Danny Kristo’s second goal of the game at 1:48 of OT capping a comeback from a 2-0 deficit, and sealing a 3-2 victory. 

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

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* = Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings. Eight teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs: the three division winners will be seeded first through third in order of points, and the next five teams in order of points will be seeded fourth through eighth. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT – Week 23: March 30 – April 5

alan-fuehringROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT

Week 23: March 30 – April 5

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Road Warriors (35-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, succeeded in their quest to earn two wins and all four possible points last week, helping the club inch closer to a playoff spot. Greenville is currently fifth in the East Division, but just four points behind the Orlando Solar Bears with five games remaining in the regular season.

Major playoff implications were on the line Thursday as the Road Warriors welcomed fourth-place Orlando to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Despite allowing the first goal in the opening five minutes of the game, the Road Warriors proved they were up for the challenge as Kyle Jean (1g, 1a), Bretton Cameron (1g) and Dallas Jackson (1g) each contributed to a critical 3-2 victory. Between the pipes, Jason Missiaen made 26 saves, including several key stops in the final minutes, for his 15th victory this season. The Road Warriors and Solar Bears completed their 10-game season series with five wins apiece. Continue reading

RANGERS: ONE AND DONE – SUMMERS RETURNED TO HARTFORD

new-york-rangers_thumb13-150x150RANGERS REASSIGN CHRIS SUMMERS TO HARTFORD

BY: The New York Rangers 

NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has reassigned defenseman Chris Summers to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Summers tied for the team-high with three hits and recorded two shots on goal in 15:00 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Mar. 29 vs. Washington.

The 6-2, 209-pounder has skated in 18 AHL games this season, tallying two assists and registering 21 penalty minutes. Summers has notched an assist and has posted a plus-three rating in 10 contests with the Wolf Pack in 2014-15.

RANGERS: CAPS COMPLETE LOST WEEKEND

new-york-rangers_thumb13-150x150      VERSUS      Washington

NEW YORK RANGERS -2 vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS -5
Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Capitals: 41-25-10 (92 pts)
Rangers: 47-21-7 (101 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

BLUESHIRT BREAKDOWN:

  • HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers won 26 of 47 faceoffs (55.3%) they took in the contest. Five of seven Blueshirts who took at least one faceoff in the game posted a faceoff win percentage of 50% of better.
  • Derick Brassard registered a goal, led all skaters with five shots on goal and five takeaways, won eight of 14 faceoffs (57.1%), and posted a plus-one rating in 16:24 of ice time. He has notched a point in three of the last six games (one goal, two assists) and has tallied seven points (three goals, four assists) in the last 14 contests. Brassard has also recorded 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) in the last 28 games. He ranks second on the Blueshirts with 55 points, which is a career-high, and is tied for fourth on the team in goals (16) this season.

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CANTLON: KRISTO PROPELS PACK TO OT WIN OVER FALCONS

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpg      VERSUS      Springfield

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Danny Kristo’s second goal of the game at 1:48 of overtime carried the Hartford Wolf Pack to a critical 3-2 win and an even more important two points in their hunt to return to the playoffs in front of 4,977 at the Mass Mutual Center Saturday night.

During the four-on-four portion of  overtime, Kristo received a perfect pass from defenseman Mat Bodie while in full stride on the right wing. Kristo saw Falcons’ goaltender Scott Munroe leaning to the left and snapped his twentieth of the season to the far side for the game winner. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK KEEP PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE WITH OT WIN

Hartford Wolf Pack      VERSUS      Springfield Falcons

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Springfield, MA, March 28, 2015Danny Kristo’s second goal of the game at 1:48 of overtime completed a Hartford Wolf Pack comeback from a 2-0 deficit against the Springfield Falcons, and gave the Wolf Pack a 3-2 win Saturday night at the MassMutual Center.

Kristo tied the game for the Wolf Pack at the 8:59 mark of the third period, and then scored his 20th of the season to give the Wolf Pack their 11th overtime win of the year, and their fourth in five visits to Springfield on the season. Continue reading