Category Archives: Hartford Wolf Pack

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

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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

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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

BELL: SKAPSKI SHUTOUT STREAK CONTINUES IN RETURN TO HARTFORD

Hartford Wolf Pack      VERSUS      Providence Bruins

BY: George Bell, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 27, 2015 – It was “Anti-Bullying Night” at the XL Center Wednesday, yet the Hartford Wolf Pack were anything but kind to the visiting Providence Bruins. The Wolf Pack put on a dominant performance, winning convincingly by a score of 5-0 before a crowd of 8,629, the Wolf Pack’s second-largest of the season and the sixth lower-bowl sellout in the last nine home games.

Mackenzie Skapski made 27 saves to post the shutout, in his return to AHL action after nearly two months on recall to the parent New York Rangers. Continue reading

CANTLON: SKAPSKI BUILDING ON NEW YORK EXPERIENCE IN HARTFORD

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT - Rarely does a rookie have the blend of balance that includes the physical as well as the emotional, toss in just a dash of some interesting blood lines and Hartford Wolf Pack goaltender, Mackenzie Skapski, has all of these.

Skapski is back in the Connecticut capitol after a recall to New York that lasted two months, The stint in the Big Apple began on February 4th with the injury Henrik Lundqvist suffered.

Skapski’s father Dennis was a defenseman who played for four years at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. If that sounds familiar, it’s because there’s someone else who just so happens to shares alumni status at that institution; none other than former Wolf Pack, and current Ranger’s goaltending hero, Cam Talbot. Who just so happens to be the goaltender who Skapski has backed up the last two months. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: KODIE CURRAN STANDING UP AGAINST BULLIES

bob-crawfordAnti-Bullying Efforts Hit Home for Wolf Pack’s Kodie Curran

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

Defenseman Kodie Curran has only been with the Wolf Pack since last Wednesday, but the organization has already left a strong personal impression on him with its “Anti-Bullying Night” and “Kindness Campaign” initiatives.

Curran, a 25-year-old native of Calgary, Alta., was a victim of bullying in his younger years, and has selflessly shared that reality with the world via social media.  And to him, the fact that an entity like the Wolf Pack would dedicate this kind of energy and attention to the issue of bullying speaks volumes as to how far the world has progressed in dealing with the problem.  Continue reading