Category Archives: AHL

RANGERS: CHEESESTEAKS FOR DINNER IN PHILLY

Cam Talbot     VERSUS     Steve Mason

NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Rangers: 38-16-6 (82 pts)
Flyers: 26-25-11 (63 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their 61st game of the 2014-15 season against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center (8:00 p.m. ET —TV: NBC Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers enter the contest in first place in the Metropolitan Division. New York has earned at least one point in a season-high 10 consecutive games (8-0-2), and has won eight of its last nine contests (8-0-1). The Rangers have recorded at least one point in 13 of their last 14 games (11-1-2). The Blueshirts have won 31 of their last 42 games (31-9-2), including 29 of their last 39 games (29-8-2) and 27 of their last 35 contests (27-6-2). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 43 of their last 56 games (37-13-6), including 36 of their last 46 games (32-10-4). New York has posted a 38-16-6 record this season (82 pts), following a 4-3 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Madison Square Garden. The Flyers enter the contest with a 26-25-11 record this season (63 pts), following a 3-2 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Toronto. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROADIES WIN SHOOTOUT IN READING

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16      VERSUS      reading-royals1

OFFENSE COMES TO LIFE IN 6-5 SHOOTOUT VICTORY

Greenville holds on to collect two points against Reading on Friday 

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Reading, PAThe Greenville Road Warriors (29-22-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, received multi-point performances from three separate skaters on Friday, while Chris McCarthy scored the deciding goal in a four-round shootout to lead the club to a 6-5 victory over the Reading Royals at Santander Arena.

McCarthy (1g, 1a), Vinny Saponari (1g, 1a), and Scott Arnold (1g, 1a) each produced two points and goaltender Jason Missiaen (11-10-2) notched a season-high 43 saves in the victory.

With the win, the Road Warriors closed to within one point of the Elmira Jackals for fourth place in the East Division standings. Greenville also improved to 13-13-3 on the road this season and finished the season-series 2-1-0 against the first-place Royals.

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CRAWFORD: PACK DOUBLED UP ON IN MANCHESTER

Hartford Wolf Pack      VERSUS      Manchester Monarchs

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Manchester, NH, February 27, 2015 – A three-goal third period propelled the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday night at Verizon Wireless Arena, spoiling a 41-save performance by Wolf Pack goaltender Jeff Malcolm.

The Wolf Pack led 2-1 heading into the third, despite having been outshot by a combined margin of 35-13 in the first 40 minutes.  Brian O’Neill tied it on a power play for Manchester at 4:41 of the third, though, on a power play, beating Malcolm on a slap shot from the right circle, and then Andrew Crescenzi and Zach O’Brien scored 35 seconds apart late in the period to lift the Monarchs to the win.

Crescenzi got the game-winner with 2:19 left, as he batted the puck out of the air and past Malcolm, after a try from the right-wing side by Justin Auger was deflected. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: NEHRING STARHOOD IN HARTFORD

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

It has truly been a road well-traveled for the Hartford Wolf Pack‘s Chad Nehring.

Since his recall from the Pack’s ECHL Affiliates in Greenville on November 29th, Nehrung has worked his way into the Hartford lineup and become an effective force on the fourth line for head coach Ken Gernander‘s squad.

“Every game is big now and we have to be sharp and bring the best that we have,” the 5’11 centerman said. “Lately, for the most part, we have been doing well and we all bring our games. We’re going to do just fine.” Continue reading

RANGERS: COYOTES STANDING BETWEEN BLUESHIRTS AND FIRST PLACE

Cam-Talbot     VERSUS     Mike-Smith

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ARIZONA COYOTES
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Coyotes: 20-34-7 (47 pts)
Rangers: 37-16-6 (80 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their 60th game of the 2014-15 season and conclude their three-game homestand against the Arizona Coyotes at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG+; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has earned at least one point in a season-high nine consecutive games (7-0-2), and has won seven of its last eight contests (7-0-1). The Rangers have recorded at least one point in 12 of their last 13 games (10-1-2). The Blueshirts have won 30 of their last 41 games (30-9-2), including 28 of their last 38 games (28-8-2) and 26 of their last 34 contests (26-6-2). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 42 of their last 55 games (36-13-6), including 35 of their last 45 games (31-10-4). New York has posted a 37-16-6 record this season (80 pts), following a 1-0 win against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at MSG. The Coyotes enter the contest with a 20-34-7 record this season (47 pts), following a 5-1 loss against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Nassau Coliseum.

RANGERS VS. COYOTES

*All-Time:

40-25-6-0 record (23-10-2-0 at home, 17-15-4-0 on the road) *Note: All-time record includes games played against the Winnipeg Jets from 1979-80 – 1995-96 and against the Phoenix Coyotes from 1996-97 – 2013-14. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ELMIRA MAKES ROADIES LOOK LIKE JACKALS – POUND THEM 8-3

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16        VERSUS      Elmira Jackals

WARRIORS SURRENDER FOURTH PLACE IN 8-3 SETBACK

Greenville allows a season-high eight goals to Elmira on Wednesday

 

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Elmira, NY The Greenville Road Warriors (28-22-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, allowed a season-high eight goals on Wednesday and fell to the Elmira Jackals 8-3 at First Arena.

The loss pushed Greenville to fifth place in the East Division, two points behind Elmira for the final playoff spot. In addition, the Road Warriors have now dropped three straight contests and are 12-13-3 on the road this season.

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CANTLON’S CORNER: MID WEEK REPORT – LOTS OF MOVING ABOUT

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

Oscar Lindberg was returned Wednesday morning by the New York Rangers to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Lindberg made his NHL debut in place of the injured Rick Nash (neck spasms) Tuesday night against Calgary. Wearing number 48 (his training camp number), Lindberg had two shots on goal in 8:18 of play and came ever so close to scoring his first NHL goal on the second shot in the third period. Lindberg was denied on the doorstep stopped by former Springfield Falcons goalie Karri Ramo.

By signing Defenseman Sean Escobedo, he becomes the twelfth player to skate for both the Wolf Pack and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Coincidentally, defenseman Dylan Reese, another of those 12 players, got his first NHL recall by the Arizona Coyotes from the Portland Pirates. Continue reading