Category Archives: New York Rangers

RANGERS: OT WIN THEME – “SWEET CAROLINE-A”

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NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES
Saturday, Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m. ET
PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Rangers: 16-10-4 (36 pts)
Hurricanes: 9-20-3 (21 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Blueshirts swept a road trip of four or more games in length for the fourth time in franchise history, and for the first time since Nov. 10, 2007 against Toronto to Nov. 17, 2007 against Pittsburgh (The Rangers had 11 road trips of four or more games in length and five road trips of exactly four games between Nov. 2007 and the road trip they completed tonight). The last time New York won at least four games on any road trip was during a six-game trip from Mar. 25, 2010 against New Jersey to Apr. 6, 2010 against Buffalo (4-1-1 record on the trip).

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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

NEUHRING: MISSIAEN WINS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT

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MISSIAEN EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT IN 1-0 WIN

Road Warriors blank Nailers at WesBanco Arena on Friday

BY: Alan Neuhring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Wheeling, WV For the second consecutive game, Jason Missiaen stopped every shot he faced as the Greenville Road Warriors (17-9-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned a 1-0 shutout of the Wheeling Nailers (12-11-0) at WesBanco Arena on Friday. Missiaen (6-4-1) made 21 saves in the contest for his third straight victory overall, while Vinny Saponari scored the game’s only goal in the opening frame. Continue reading

GRENIER: SYRACUSE CRUNCH PACK 2-0

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BY: Zack Grenier, Howlings

Hartford, CT, December 19, 2014 – Kristers Gudlevskis made 24 saves Friday night at the XL Center, to backstop the Syracuse Crunch to a 2-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Wolf Pack, who got 22 saves from Mackenzie Skapski.  The only offense in the game came from second-period Syracuse goals by Tanner Richard and Vladislav Namestnikov.  The victory was the Crunch’s eighth straight.

The first period ended with neither team getting much of any offense going.  In the second period, the Wolf Pack took four penalties and were unable to sustain any attack. Continue reading

RANGERS: TALBOT SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

Cam+Talbot+New+York+Rangers+v+New+York+Islanders+9dolrWLEiFqlRANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH CAM TALBOT ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, December 19, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Cam Talbot on a contract extension.

Talbot, 27, has appeared in seven games with the Rangers this season, posting a 2-3-1 record, along with a 2.34 GAA, a .921 SV%, and two shutouts. He is tied for ninth in the NHL in shutouts in 2014-15, and he is the only NHL goaltender with six or fewer starts to post two shutouts this season. Talbot recorded shutouts in back-to-back starts on November 19 vs. Philadelphia and November 28 at Philadelphia, and he has posted the fourth-longest shutout streak in the NHL this season (159:48 from November 8 at Toronto to December 6 at Detroit). Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: GERNANDER ISOLATED FOR MUMPS

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The NHL outbreak of the mumps has been found its way to the AHL and the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Wolf Pack head coach Ken Germander and veteran forward Joey Crabb have been isolated and are being tested for the mumps.

Gernander will not be behind the bench to coach tomorrow night’s big division contest against Syracuse at the XL Center. The tandem of Jeff Beukeboom and Pat Boller, the team’s assistant coaches will run the Pack. Gernander ran practice yesterday. His isolation began in the past 24 hours.

It would seem likely that Saturday’s game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will also be minus the team’s head coach and veteran forward.

“Both have been isolated and are being tested for the mumps,” the team’s long-time broadcaster and PR Director Bob Crawford told Cantlon’s Corner. “We’re following the same protocol as the Rangers.”

The Rangers have had two cases in Tanner Glass (back in the lineup) and Derrick Brassard (still out).

According to Crawford, after Glass’s diagnosis the entire organization was vaccinated as a precaution.

According to the Mayo Clinic, some people infected with the mumps virus have either no signs or symptoms or very mild ones. When signs and symptoms do develop, they usually appear about two to three weeks after exposure to the virus and may include:

Swollen, painful salivary glands on one or both sides of your face (parotitis), Fever, Headache, Weakness and fatigue, Loss of appetite, Pain while chewing or swallowing.

The primary — and best known — sign of mumps are swollen salivary glands that cause the cheeks to puff out. In fact, the term, “Mumps,” is an old expression for lumps or bumps within the cheeks.

CRAWFORD: PACK MAKE ROSTER MOVES

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE PLAYER MOVES

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Jeff Malcolm, Vinny Saponari Returned to Greenville, Henrik Tallinder Released from PTO

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, December 16, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced three Wolf Pack roster deletions.

The Wolf Pack has returned goaltender Jeff Malcolm and forward Vinny Saponari to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and has released defenseman Henrik Tallinder from his Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.  Continue reading