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CANTLON: PACK BEAT VETERAN LADEN DEVILS 301

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT - It was a test in more ways than one and the rookie-laden Hartford Wolf Pack as the team passed their first exam with a gritty 3-1 pre-season opening win over the visiting Albany Devils at the Champions Ice Skating Center Wednesday night.

Surprisingly, Albany dressed eleven of the veterans on their roster to six for the Pack, but despite the overwhelming experience advantage, Hartford prevailed with two third period goals. Continue reading

PACK TOPPLE DEVILS 3-1

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Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Albany Devils

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

Cromwell, CT, October 1, 2014Michael St. Croix scored the third-period game-winning goal, and Jeff Malcolm stopped 28 out of 29 shots, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Albany Devils 3-1 Wednesday night at Champions Skating Center, in the AHL preseason opener for both teams.

Andrew Yogan also scored for the Wolf Pack, and Nick Crawford added an empty-net goal.  Paul Thompson tallied the only Albany goal, on a penalty shot, and Maxime Clermont made 19 saves. Continue reading

RANGER CUTS – NO BAND-AIDS NEEDED

new-york-r1-150x1441RANGERS REASSIGN NINE PLAYERS
34 Players Remain in NHL Camp

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, October 1, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has reassigned nine players from its training camp roster to the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The players who were reassigned are: Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Tommy Hughes, Danny Kristo, Jason Missiaen, Nick Tarnasky, and Petr Zamorsky.

The Rangers have 34 players remaining in training camp. The roster breakdown is listed below:

Forwards (21): Derick Brassard, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Tanner Glass, Carl Hagelin, Ryan Haggerty, Kevin Hayes, Marek Hrivik, Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, Matthew Lombardi, Ryan Malone, J.T. Miller, Dominic Moore, Chris Mueller, Rick Nash, Ryan Potulny, Martin St. Louis, Lee Stempniak, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello

Defensemen (10): Dan Boyle, Dan Girardi, Matt Hunwick, Steven Kampfer, Kevin Klein, Michael Kostka, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, John Moore, Marc Staal

Goaltenders (3): Henrik Lundqvist, Cedrick Desjardins, Cam Talbot

Editor’s Note: Several of the New York beat writers report that Ryan Potulny is actually being sent to the Wolf Pack and was cut, but with Michael Lombardi still out injured he has been taking his place temporarily. Also Cedrick Desjardins is going to be reassigned as well, but he has an injury that has been pronounced as, “day-to-day” and cannot be sent back while he is injured per NHL rules.

RANGERS COME UP SHORT ON SECOND HELPING OF CHEESESTEAK

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NEW YORK RANGERS 2 vs. PHILADELPHIA CHEESESTEAKS 4
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA
September 30, 2014

Team notes:

Out for the kill … The Rangers were 3-for-4 on the penalty kill, and registered a shorthanded goal in the contest. New York is 13-for-15 (86.7%) on the penalty kill in the preseason. The Blueshirts were tied for third in the NHL in shorthanded goals (10) in 2013-14.

Sacrificing the body… New York was credited with 25 blocked shots in the game. Eleven different skaters were credited with at least one blocked shot for the Blueshirts, while four Rangers blocked at least three shots. Continue reading

CANLTON’S CORNER: PACK SCHOOL NOW IN SESSION

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Class is in session.

The 2014-15  Hartford Wolf Pack season officially got underway this past Saturday at what felt like a frozen meat locker or as it is otherwise known, the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT. The location will be the team’s sole training camp site renovations continue at the XL Center.

There are plenty of new faces all over the ice each attempting to securing an AHL job or even an ECHL position with the Pack’s affiliate there, the Greenville Road Warriors. All of the activity is under the watchful eye of Head Coach, Ken Gernander. The one-time captain of the team is now in his seventh season behind the bench. General Manager Jim Schoenfeld was observing everything from above the ice in the offices of the Hartford Junior Wolf Pack sitting with assistant coach,  Jeff Buekeboom, Meanwhile, on the ice playing the part of a linesman is Assistant General Manager and the team’s other assistant coach, Pat Boller. Continue reading

RANGERS GO, “JOEY CHESTNUT” ON CHEESESTEAKS

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New York Rangers 6, Philadelphia Cheesesteaks 3

Mon. Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m. ET

Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

Team notes:

  • Spreading the wealth … Nine different Rangers tallied a point in the contest, and seven different Blueshirts recorded at least two points. Four Rangers tallied a goal for the third consecutive preseason game, and at least nine Rangers have registered a point in each of the team’s three preseason games this year (10 players tallied a point in each of the first two preseason games). Over the first three preseason games, 10 different Rangers have recorded a goal and 22 different Blueshirts have registered a point. Continue reading

RANGERS PRESEASON DIET INCLUDES BACK-TO-BACK CHEESESTEAKS

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Mon. Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m. ET

Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers continue the 2014-15 preseason against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network). The matchup marks the third of six preseason games for the Rangers, and is also the first half of a home-and-home set with Philadelphia. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 1-1-0 preseason record (0-1-0 at home, 1-0-0 on the road) following a 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at United Center. The Flyers had posted a 2-1-1 record through four preseason games before Sunday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Continue reading