Category Archives: NHL

CANTLON’S CORNER: GERNANDER ISOLATED FOR MUMPS

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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

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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

RANGERS: NASH’S TWO LEAD TO DOUSING OF FLAMES

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NEW YORK RANGERS at CALGARY FLAMES
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 9:00 p.m. ET
Scotiabank SaddledomeCalgary, AB
Rangers: 15-10-4 (34 pts)
Flames: 17-14-2 (36 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high four games, and extended their road winning streak to three games. New York has outscored its opponents, 16-6, during the four-game winning streak and has outscored its opponents, 12-3, during the three-game winning streak on the road. The Blueshirts have also won six of their last eight games (6-2-0) and eight of their last 11 contests (8-3-0). New York has earned at least one point in 18 of its last 25 contests (14-7-4), including 11 of its last 15 games (9-4-2).

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RANGERS: RANGERS LOOKING TO STAY HOT AGAINST FLAMES

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NEW YORK RANGERS at CALGARY FLAMES
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 9:00 p.m. ET
Scotiabank SaddledomeCalgary, AB
Rangers: 14-10-4 (32 pts)
Flames: 17-13-2 (36 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG+; Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7 FM). The Rangers enter the contest with a three-game winning streak and they have won seven of their last 10 contests (7-3-0), including five of their last seven games (5-2-0). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 17 of their last 24 contests (13-7-4), including 10 of their last 14 games (8-4-2). New York has posted a 14-10-4 record this season (32 pts), following a 2-0 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. The Flames have lost five consecutive contests and are 17-13-2 this season (36 pts). Calgary lost its last contest, 2-1, against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday in Chicago. Continue reading

NUEHRING: WARRIORS WIN IN OT

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WARRIORS WIN OVERTIME THRILLER ON TUESDAY MORNING

Nicholls nets game-winner in overtime for 2-1 victory over Toledo

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Toledo, OH Josh Nicholls scored with just 2:38 remaining in overtime on Tuesday as the Greenville Road Warriors (15-9-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned their seventh comeback win this season in a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Toledo Walleye (17-4-3) at the Huntington Center. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: December 15-21, 2014

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (15-9-2-1, 33 pts.) swept three games this past week, and are unbeaten in regulation in a team season-high five straight contests (4-0-0-1).  The week began with a Thursday-night home victory over Albany, in which Chris Bourque scored a pair of goals to lead the Wolf Pack to a 3-2 triumph.  The next night at the XL Center, Bourque and Michael Kostka had a goal and an assist apiece, and Jeff Malcolm made 35 saves to win his first AHL appearance of the year, as the Wolf Pack knocked off the Worcester Sharks, 5-3.  Then, on Sunday in Bridgeport, the Wolf Pack saw a 4-2 third-period lead slip away, but recovered to win 5-4 in overtime.  Chris Mueller completed a three-point performance (1-2-3) with the OT winner in that one, and Justin Vaive and Ryan Bourque both scored twice.  With seven points (4-3-7) in the last four games, Chris Bourque has climbed into a tie for second in the AHL in points, and a tie for third in goals (12-14-26 in 26 GP). Continue reading

RANGERS: RANGERS WIN UGLY GAME 2-0

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NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS
Sunday, Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m. ET
Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
Rangers: 13-10-4 (30 pts)
Oilers: 7-18-5 (19 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Rangers have tied a season-high with a three-game winning streak. The Blueshirts have also won five of their last seven games (5-2-0) and seven of their last 10 contests (7-3-0). New York has earned at least one point in 17 of its last 24 contests (13-7-4), including 10 of its last 14 games (8-4-2).
  • New York has posted seven shutouts in the first 28 games of the season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Rangers began a season with at least seven shutouts in their first 28 games was when they posted seven to begin the 1937-38 season. The Blueshirts have also registered at least seven shutouts in a 28-game span for the first time since they posted seven over a 28-game span from December 26, 2011 vs. the NY Islanders to February 27, 2012 vs. New Jersey. The Rangers lead the NHL in shutouts this season.

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