Category Archives: NHL

CRAWFORD: PACK LOSE AGAIN TO DEVILS

Bob CrawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, October 25, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack built leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the first period Saturday at the Times-Union Center, but the Albany Devils scored the last four goals of the game to post a 5-2 win, and a sweep of a home-and-home with the Wolf Pack.

Scott Timmins scored the game-winning goal for Albany and had an assist, and Joe Whitney, Darcy Zajac and Raman Hrabarenka also scored. Rod Pelley added an empty-net goal, and Brandon Burlon had two assists. Continue reading

RANGERS/HABS: NOW WHERE WERE WE?

new-york-rangers_thumb13-150x150NY RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bell CentreMontreal, QC
Rangers: 4-3-0 (8 pts)
Canadiens: 6-1-0 (12 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers conclude their two-game road trip against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six matchup at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a three-game winning streak, and have posted a 4-3-0 record (8 pts) this season. New York defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-3, in overtime in its last contest on Oct. 21 at Prudential Center. The Canadiens enter the contest on a three-game winning streak, and have posted a 6-1-0 record (12 pts) this season. The Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1, in overtime in their last contest on Oct. 21 at Bell Centre. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK HAVE A DEVIL OF A TIME IN HARTFORD

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS      Albany Devils

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD - The Albany Devils scored four goals in the third period, pulling away from the Hartford Wolf Pack 7-3 to win the first part of a home and home meetings at the XL Center Friday night before an announced crowd of 3,216.

The two teams meet Saturday night in Albany starting at 5pm.

The difficulties that plagued goaltender Jason Missiaen last season emerged once again as the New York Rangers’ goaltending coach, Benoit Allaire, was in attendance.

Albany converted on every Wolf Pack mistake. Continue reading

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.