Category Archives: NHL

RANGERS LOOK TO ROCK DEVS IN JERSEY

new-york-rangers_thumb13-150x150NY RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m. ET
Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Rangers: 3-3-0 (6 pts)
Devils: 3-2-0 (6pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers begin their two-game road trip against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers enter the contest on a two-game winning streak and have posted a 3-3-0 record (6 pts) this season. New York defeated the San Jose Sharks, 4-0, in its last contest on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The Devils have lost each of their last two games, and enter the’s contest with a 3-2-0 record (6 pts). The Devils were defeated by San Jose, 4-2, in their last contest on Saturday at Prudential Center. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 20-26, 2014

Bob CrawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (2-0-1-0, 5 pts.) gained three out of a possible four points this past weekend, in their first two home games, and remain unbeaten in regulation through three games.  The Wolf Pack’s home opener Saturday produced a 2-1 win over the Portland Pirates, with Ryan Haggerty scoring his first pro goal, J.T. Miller netting the game-winner and Cedrick Desjardins making 19 saves.  On Sunday against Hershey, Jason Missiaen stopped 36 of the Bears’ 37 shots, but a power-play goal by Casey Wellman with 1.5 seconds left in overtime sent the Pack to a 1-0 defeat. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY, Week 1: October 20-26

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY RELEASE

Week 1: October 20-26

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

About Opening Weekend in Orlando: The Road Warriors (0-2-0-0) did not get the start they were hoping for as they opened the 2014-15 season on the road in Orlando. Despite firing a combined 73 shots on net, the Warriors were held to two goals and were defeated in back-to-back games by the Solar Bears (2-0-0-0) over the weekend. On Saturday, Orlando’s Brad Ross scored three goals, while netminder Garrett Sparks made 35 saves en route to a 5-2 decision. Less than 24 hours later, Sparks stopped another 36 shots as the Solar Bears topped Greenville 3-0. Forwards Chad Nehring and Kyle Jean tallied the only two goals of the weekend for the Road Warriors, while goaltenders Jeff Malcolm and Mackenzie Skapski each suffered a loss.  Continue reading

WOLF PACK HOME OPENER VIDEO/AUDIO

Hartford Wolf PackBY: Mitch Beck, Howlings

Things have been a little crazy here in the Howlings control center. Here are the interviews from Saturday night’s Hartford Wolf Pack home opener 2-1 win over the Portland Pirates.

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J.T. MILLER:

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CEDRICK DESJARDINS:

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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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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: PACK CAPSIZE PIRATES

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS      Portland

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.

Miller was just reassigned to Hartford Friday. Continue reading