Category Archives: New York Rangers

CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK PLAY FIRST THREE-IN-THREE (PREVIEW)

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack host the Albany Devils Friday night at the XL Center. The puck drops at 7pm. On Saturday they complete the home-and-home by traveling to Albany for a 5pm game and then return to Hartford Sunday for a game against the Norfolk Admirals at 3pm.

For the Pack, things went a lot better Tuesday than they did on Sunday.

“Obviously we played a better game, but we’re putting it behind us,” said head coach Ken Gernander.

The decisions, like Nick Tarnasky’s fine move to set up Danny Kristo’s goal, were clearly not evident on Sunday against the Hershey Bears but were there in abundance Tuesday night against the Worcester Sharks. Continue reading

MORE ROSTER MOVES FOR ROADIES

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16ROAD WARRIORS ADD A TRIO FOR HOME OPENER

Skapski recalled to Hartford, Banwell placed on IR and two others released

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced a variety of changes to the team’s roster heading into the home opener tomorrow night.

Winger Chris McCarthy has been assigned to the Road Warriors by Hartford, defenseman Devon Krogh has been acquired in a trade with the Cincinnati Cyclones for future considerations, and defenseman Ryan Hegarty has been signed to a standard players contract. In addition, rookie goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has been recalled to Hartford by New York. Continue reading

FOR PACK, AN OLD FRIEND RETURNS

nightingale-hartfordWOLF PACK SIGN DEFENSEMAN JARED NIGHTINGALE TO PTO
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Ninth-year Pro Played 240 Games for Wolf Pack/Whale from 2007-08 through 2011-12

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, October 23, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Jared Nightingale to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement. Continue reading

PACK RELEASE NEJEZCHLEB – HEADS BACK TO WHL

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoWOLF PACK RELEASE RICHARD NEJEZCHLEB FROM ATO
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Forward Returns to Brandon Wheat Kings of WHL

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, October 22, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has released forward Richard Nejezchleb from his Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement. Nejezchleb will return to his Junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League.

The 20-year-old Nejezchleb, who was a fifth-round selection (122nd overall) by the parent New York Rangers in the 2014 NHL Draft, sat out the Wolf Pack’s first four games of the season due to injury. The Prague, Czech Republic native has skated for the Wheat Kings for the past two seasons.

The Wolf Pack are next in action this Friday night, October 24, hosting the Albany Devils at the XL Center in a 7:00 PM game. Once again this season every Friday night home game features $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period. Tickets for all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.

CANTLON’S CORNER: CLOCK TICKING ON XL CENTER

gerry-150x130XL Future Clock Starts Ticking

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The long and winding road on the future of the XL Center is truly and finally begun to take shape.

The announcement at last Thursday’s monthly meeting of the CRDA (Capital Region Development Authority) that New York City based, SCI Architects, were the one of the four finalists who’ve been selected to do yet another feasibility study on the XL Center. It was further announced that a contract will be signed this week starting the final process that has been three years in the making. Continue reading

PACK MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoWOLF PACK MAKE TWO ROSTER MOVES
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Mackenzie Skapski Reassigned to Hartford from Greenville, Chris McCarthy Assigned to ECHL

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, October 22, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Mackenzie Skapski to the Wolf Pack from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and have reassigned forward Chris McCarthy from the Wolf Pack to Greenville. Continue reading

IN A ROOM FULL OF CHARACTERS, RANGERS FIND MORE IN OT WIN

new-york-rangers_thumb13-150x150          VERSUS        Devils

NEW YORK RANGERS -4 at NEW JERSEY DEVILS -3
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m. ET
Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Rangers: 4-3-0 (8 pts)
Devils: 3-2-1 (7pts)

BY: THE NEW YORK RANGERS

Team notes:

  • New York extended its winning streak to three games, and improved to 2-1-0 on the road this season.
  • The Rangers have won 85 road games since the start of the 2010-11 season. They rank third in the NHL in road wins over the span.
  • The Rangers have tallied four goals in each of their last two games. The Blueshirts have won their last 67 games in which they have scored at least four goals, dating back to a 5-2 victory on October 31, 2011 vs. San Jose. The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 89 consecutive games when they have registered at least four goals (88-0-1 record over the span), dating back to an 8-2 victory on November 14, 2010 vs. Edmonton.
  • Eight different skaters recorded a point for the Rangers in the contest.
  • The Rangers were 2-for-3 on the power play in the contest. The Blueshirts registered at least two power play goals in a game nine times during the 2013-14 season. New York has tallied a power play goal in three of its last four games against the Devils (4-for-13; 30.8% over the span). The Rangers recorded two power play goals in a regular season game against New Jersey for the first time since October 5, 2009.
  • The Blueshirts have posted a 2-2-0 record when trailing after two periods this season. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers are tied for first in the NHL in wins when trailing after 40 minutes.
  • New York has earned at least one point in 20 of its last 29 games against New Jersey, dating back to March 30, 2009 (17-9-3 record over the span). The Rangers have also recorded at least one point in seven of their last nine games against the Devils, dating back to March 19, 2013 (6-2-1 record over the span), and have won three straight games on the road against New Jersey.

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