Category Archives: AHL

RANGERS: MAKE THAT LUCKY SEVEN OVER 8 AND HIS PALS

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Capitals: 17-11-6 (40 pts)
Rangers: 18-10-4 (40 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games. The Blueshirts’ winning streak is the longest active streak in the NHL and is tied for the second longest winning streak in the NHL this season. Prior to their current winning streak, the last time the Rangers won at least seven straight games was when they posted a seven-game winning streak from Oct. 31, 2011 vs. San Jose to Nov. 15, 2011 at the NY Islanders. New York has outscored its opponents, 24-10, over the last seven games and has allowed seven goals over the last six games. The Rangers have also won nine of their last 11 games (9-2-0) and 11 of their last 14 contests (11-3-0). New York has earned at least one point in 21 of its last 28 contests (17-7-4), including 14 of its last 18 games (12-4-2).

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RANGERS: ALL I WANT FOR XMAS / FESTIVUS ARE TWO POINTS

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Capitals: 17-10-6 (40 pts)
Rangers: 17-10-4 (38 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers continue their three-game homestand against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7 FM). The Rangers enter on a season-high six-game winning streak and they have won 10 of their last 13 contests (10-3-0), including eight of their last 10 games (8-2-0). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 20 of their last 27 contests (16-7-4), including 13 of their last 17 games (11-4-2). New York has posted a 17-10-4 record this season (38 pts), following a 1-0 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, Dec. 21 at MSG. Continue reading

FUEHRING: MISSIAEN WINS ECHL AWARD

jason-missiaen-greenville1-300x215JASON MISSIAEN NAMED CCM ECHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK

Road Warriors’ netminder earned two shutouts and four victories last week

BY:  Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, along with the ECHL, today announced Jason Missiaen has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 15-21. It is the fourth time in his career that he has won the weekly honor.

Missiaen went 4-0-0 with two shutouts, a 0.99 goals-against average and a save percentage of .965 last week as the Road Warriors extended their point streak to nine games (8-0-1). Continue reading

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

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (16-10-2-1, 35 pts.) split two home games this past week, to head into their Christmas break in third place in the Northeast Division, and fifth place in the Eastern Conference.  The Pack had a four-game winning streak, and a season-high run of five straight games with at least a standings point (4-0-0-1), snapped in a 2-0  loss to Syracuse on Friday, but then rebounded for a 2-1 overtime win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at the XL Center on Saturday.  Ryan Malone netted his first Wolf Pack game-winning goal in that victory, and Cedrick Desjardins improved to 3-0-1 in his last four decisions with 25 saves. Continue reading

RANGERS: SIX STRAIGHT FOR BLUESHIRTS, THREE-FOR-THREE FOR TALBOT

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES
Sunday, Dec. 21, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Hurricanes: 9-20-4 (22 pts)
Rangers: 17-10-4 (38 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Rangers posted their eighth shutout of the season in tonight’s contest. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Blueshirts have registered eight shutouts in their first 31 games of the season for the first time since 1928-29 (11 shutouts in their first 31 contests). New York leads the NHL in shutouts this season.

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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