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RANGERS: RANGERS REEL IN SHARKS

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NEW YORK RANGERS -4 vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS -0

  • Sunday, Oct. 19, 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
  • Sharks: 4-1-1 (9 pts)
  • Rangers: 3-3-0 (6 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Rangers tied a franchise record for the fastest two goals scored, as Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash tallied goals in a span of four seconds (St. Louis at 19:16 of the second period, Nash at 19:20 of the second period). The only time the Blueshirts had recorded two goals in a span of four second prior to tonight’s game was on October 9, 1991 vs. the New York Islanders (Kris King at 19:45 of the third period, James Patrick at 19:49 of the third period). New York’s two goals in tonight’s contest are also a franchise record for the two fastest goals without either goal being an empty-net goal.
  • Four Score… The Blueshirts tallied four goals in one game for the first time this season. New York has won its last 66 games when scoring at least four goals in a game, dating back to a 5-2 victory on October 31, 2011 vs. San Jose. The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 88 consecutive games when registering at least four goals (87-0-1 record over the span), dating back to an 8-2 victory on November 14, 2010 vs. Edmonton.
  • The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in 11 of their last 13 games, killing off 36 of its opponents’ 39 power plays over the span (92.3%).
  • New York established season-highs in faceoff wins (41) and faceoff win percentage (66.1%; 41-for-62) in the game. Three Rangers won over 80% of faceoffs they took in the contest.
  • The Blueshirts were credited with a season-high 35 hits in the game, as 15 of 18 skaters registered at least one hit, and five skaters recorded at least three hits.
  • The Rangers have earned a point in nine of their last 13 contests against the Sharks (8-4-1-0 record over the span), and are 10-4-1-0 in 15 all-time games against San Jose at Madison Square Garden.

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FUEHRING: ROADIES DROP THEIR SECOND IN ORLANDO

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SPARKS MAKES 36 SAVES AS ORLANDO DEFEATS GREENVILLE, 2-0

Three first period goals help Solar Bears top Road Warriors on Sunday

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Orlando, FL - The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, allowed three first period goals and could not solve goaltender Garrett Sparks, who made 36 saves, en route to a 3-0 loss to the Orlando Solar Bears at the Amway Center on Sunday.

With the loss, the Road Warriors fell to 0-2-0-0 on the season heading into next weekend’s home opener against the South Carolina Stingrays. In addition, Mackenzie Skapski made 29 saves, but suffered the loss in his professional debut between the pipes.

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GRENIER: PACK FALL IN OT TO BEARS

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoBY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, October 19, 2014 – Jason Missiaen made 36 saves for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center, but Casey Wellman’s rebound goal with 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Hershey Bears a 1-0 win.

With Dylan McIlrath in the penalty box for tripping and the Bears on a four-on-three man advantage, Missiaen stopped a Connor Carrick shot and the rebound came to Wellman on the left-wing side. Wellman’s shot hit Missiaen, went up in the air and dropped behind the Wolf Pack goaltender and slid over the goal line.

“I got the first one, and then the second one,” Missiaen said, “and I don’t know, I think the third one hit something and deflected in somehow, but it dropped right in front of the net.” Continue reading

CANTLON: EVERY SECOND COUNTS AS PACK BEATEN IN OT

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - With 1.5 seconds left in overtime former Wolf Pack Casey Wellman was able to bang the puck into the net on the powerplay and give the Hershey Bears a 1-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center Sunday afternoon.

The powerplay resulted from a tripping minor issued to Dylan McIlrath in overtime and created a four-on-three advantage for Hershey. Strating netminder, Jason Missiaen, who was very strong in the game for the home team made two saves before Wellman got the rebound of his second shot and it somehow found it’s way over the goal line. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK CAPSIZE PIRATES

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack scored twice in the third period and caught a break as they upended the visiting Portland Pirates 2-1 before an opening night crowd of 7,389 at the newly renovated XL Center.

The Pack (2-0-0-0) got a 2-0 lead on their second goal, what turned out to be the game winner, from J.T Miller, who screeched down the right wing and buried a shot to the short-side on Pirate netminder, Mike McKenna off a quick pass from Chris Bourque at 12:48.

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FUEHRING: SOLAR BEARS BLIND ROADIES IN HOME OPENER

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ROAD WARRIORS FALL TO ORLANDO IN SEASON OPENER
Brad Ross scores hat trick as Solar Bears top Greenville, 5-2, on Saturday

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Orlando, FL – The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, allowed three goals to forward Brad Ross on Saturday and fell to the Orlando Solar Bears, 5-2, in the season opener at the Amway Center. Chad Nehring and Kyle Jean earned the goals for Greenville, while Solar Bears’ goaltender Garrett Sparks stopped 35 shots for the win.

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RANGERS WILL NEED A BIGGER BOAT FOR THESE SHARKS

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS

Sunday, Oct. 19, 5:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Sharks: 4-0-1 (9 pts)
Rangers: 2-3-0 (4 pts)

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers conclude their four-game homestand against the San Jose Sharks at Madison Square Garden (5:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Today’s game is the fourth game of a stretch where they play 14 of 19 games at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with a 2-3-0 record (1-2-0 at home, 1-1-0 on the road), following a 2-1 shootout win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at MSG. San Jose has opened the season with a five-game point streak (4-0-1 record over the span), after it’s game Saturday against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Continue reading