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WHILE RANGERS LOOK TO WIN 7TH STRAIGHT, ISLES LOOK SEE IT AS GAME 7

NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
Rangers: 37-18-1 (75 pts)
Islanders: 25-20-10 (60 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 57th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Feb. 16, against the New York Islanders in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Barclays Center (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a six-game winning streak, which is their longest winning streak of the season. In addition, New York has won nine of its last 11 contests (9-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 37-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

TOMORROW AT MSG, DUCKS ARE ON THE MENU FOR RANGERS

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 33-18-1 (67 pts)
Ducks: 28-16-10 (66 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 53rd game of the 2016-17 season and continue a season-long, four-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 7, against the Anaheim Ducks at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won each of the last two games and five of the last seven contests (5-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 33-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

TOSTI: PACK RECALL SKAPSKI

Mackenzie Skapski Receives Call Up to Hartford

Swamp Rabbits goaltender headed to AHL to join Wolf Pack before three-game weekend series

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced that goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has been reassigned by the New York Rangers from Greenville to the Hartford Wolf Pack. The netminder has earned eight wins this season and is coming off a 27-save victory on Sunday over Cincinnati. Hartford begins a three-in-three on Friday night, opening the weekend against the Toronto Marlies.

The Abbotsford, BC native has played in 17 ECHL games with the Swamp Rabbits this season. Skapski owns an 8-7-0-0 record and made 28 saves against the South Carolina Stingrays for his second career shutout earlier in December. In 17 appearances, he has attained a 3.06 goals against average and .902 save percentage. The 6-foot-3 goaltender achieved the longest win streak of his career, winning five consecutive games in net from December 8th through December 16th. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS ROMP OVER GLADIATORS

VERSUS  

Swamp Rabbits Stomp Gladiators 6-3

Greenville gets big performance from Brown and Alderson in route to third win against divisional opponent

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-14-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, emerged victorious tonight earning a monstrous 6-3 win over the Atlanta Gladiators. Greenville rallied behind three-point performances by Brandon Alderson and Tyler Brown to defeat their South Division rivals for the third time this season.

The Swamp Rabbits netted four straight goals between the first and second periods, scoring the first at 8:49 to tie the game. Trevor Gerling has been red hot at home, scoring six of his eight goals at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Tonight his goal came after a Swamp Rabbits power play to match Trevor Mingoia’s game-opening tally. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS LOOK TO TURN GLADIATORS INTO SADIATORS

Preview: Swamp Rabbits to Host Gladiators

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RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (17-14-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, go toe-to-toe with their South Division rivals, the Atlanta Gladiators (14-16-4-1) tonight. The puck drops at 7 p.m. and will be the fourth meeting in the I-85 season series. Greenville is looking to capture its first win of 2017 and bounce back from a 0-2-0-1 stretch to start the New Year. The Gladiators ride into town hoping to begin a climb in the South Division standings where their 33 points have them currently sitting in sixth place. Atlanta’s leading scorer, Brock Higgs, is tied with teammate Justin Buzzeo for third in the ECHL with 28 assists. The Swamp Rabbits leading scorer Angelo Miceli ranks seventh on the same list with 26 helpers.

WELCOME AND WELCOME BACK

The Swamp Rabbits are joined for tonight’s game by two new skaters. Brandon Alderson has been returned from loan by the Hartford Wolf Pack after suiting up in three games. The fourth-year pro earned an assist in the AHL and returns to a ten-game point streak in the ECHL. Alderson has recorded 15 points (7G, 8A) in his streak and has earned 19 points (10G, 9A) in 17 games this year. The Swamp Rabbits also welcome rookie defenseman Brandon Pfeil to the team. The blue-liner began his professional career in Hungary, playing 27 games in the MOL Liga and earning eight points (2G, 6A). The Brown University alum appeared in 116 games over the last four seasons and totaled 36 points (5G, 31A) Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY: EDITION 11

Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 11

Swamp Rabbits look ahead to busy week at home featuring Star Wars, Video Game, and Blanket Giveaway nights.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Nearing Mid-Season

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (17-14-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, wrapped up a three-game week on Sunday afternoon to begin 2017. As the Swamp Rabbits approach the halfway mark of the season, the team has earned 37 points and rank fourth in the South Division standings. On Saturday, the team battled back against the South Carolina Stingrays to earn a point in a shootout. Trevor Gerling and Paul Zanette tallied in the contest with Michael Turner recording assists on the goals. It was Turner’s first multi-point performance of his career. The Swamp Rabbits ended the weekend 0-2-0-1. Joe Houk scored on Sunday for his 22nd point (7G, 15A) and helped the power play to a 7-for-26 (26.9%) performance over the last nine games. Greenville continues a seven-game homestand, playing four games at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena this week.

Hot Hare – Trevor Gerling (3 GP – 2 PTS – 2G, 8 shots)

Trevor Gerling is the Hot Hare for the Swamp Rabbits after netting a pair of goals during the weekend. Gerling has scored seven goals during his rookie season and added seven assists. His goal on Saturday night helped the Swamp Rabbits earn a point in the shootout. The Tacoma, WA native has scored five of his goals on home ice and has four of those tallies in the last five home games. Gerling is second among rookies on the Swamp Rabbits with 14 points in 29 games. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: January 9-15, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: January 9-15, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (12-20-3-1, 28 pts., .389) had a busy four-game week this past week and went 1-3-0-0.  A third-period Hartford comeback fell just short Tuesday night at league-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, in a 3-2 loss, before the Wolf Pack downed the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Friday night in Hartford, 2-1.  The Pack then fell by a 2-1 score at home to Bridgeport Saturday night and were shut out for only the second time on the season Sunday in Providence, losing 3-0 to the Bruins.  Steven Fogarty had his first pro multiple-point game in Tuesday’s contest, with a goal and an assist, and Pavel Buchnevich netted his first career AHL goal in Friday’s win.

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

This week:

The Wolf Pack continue a stretch of four straight road games, with a visit to Rochester on Wednesday night (7:05 PM faceoff) and then a two-game set in St. John’s, Newfoundland Friday and Saturday evenings.  Both of those games are 6:00 Eastern Time faceoffs. Continue reading

RANGERS ASSIGN PAVEL BUCHNEVICH TO HARTFORD

RANGERS ASSIGN PAVEL BUCHNEVICH TO HARTFORD

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, January 6, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has assigned Pavel Buchnevich to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Buchnevich, 21, has skated in 10 games with the Rangers this season, registering four goals and four assists for eight points, along with a plus-four rating and four penalty minutes. He tallied his first career NHL assist/point while making his NHL debut on Oct. 13 against the NY Islanders, and he recorded his first career NHL goal on Nov. 5 at Boston. Buchnevich posted a four-game goal/point streak from Nov. 5 – Nov. 12, recording six points (four goals, two assists) over the span.

MCGUINNISS: TITANS TAKE SECOND STRAIGHT FROM BREWSTER

Danbury Titans      VERSUS      Brewster bulldogs

BY: Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

Titans Win Second Straight Over Brewster 5-1

DANBURY, CT The Danbury Titans and Brewster Bulldogs met for the third consecutive night Saturday with each team winning one game so far in the weekend. Thursday night saw the Bulldogs come to Danbury and escape with a 4-3 victory, while last night’s game in Brewster was the Titan’s revenge, dominating the Bulldogs with an 11-3 score. Tim Richter made his Titan debut memorable with a hat-trick in front of his home state’s fans as the Danbury Titans rolled to a 5-1 victory.

Tyler Gjurich would score twice in the opening period with both goals coming on the power play. For Gjurich, his 18th goal of the season was assisted by Ryan Patsch and John Scorcia, while his 19th was assisted by Bryan Dallaire and Dean Yakura. Danbury’s roll would continue with Tim Richter’s first of the season two minutes, later as he deflected a Frank Schumacher shot from the point and past Brewster’s James Robbins. Notably, Danbury outshot Brewster 22-8 in the period. In yesterday’s game between these two teams, Danbury recorded 20 shots on goal in the first period and scored five times.

Richter would continue to make up for lost time by scoring his second of the season 8:11 into the second, assisted by  John Scorcia and Dean Yakura. Brewster would finally get on the board with a power play goal from Ian Delong. Delong was posted off to the side of the net, and he was in a position to redirect Sean Maktaak’s shot from the blueline past Titans’ goaltender Nick Niedert. Richter would complete the hat trick in his first game in a Danbury Titans uniform four minutes later, assisted by Kory Helowka and Bryan Dallaire.

No goals were scored in the third, but that was not for a lack of action. Rather, the period was marked by a pair of shots and penalties assessed both teams. For the fights, first Kory Helowka and John Scully came together after Scully took a run at Aaron Atwell after Atwell has already passed the puck. The second fight was between Atwell and Chris Wilcox. The fight was precipitated by Wilcox’s blind elbow to the face of Atwell, knocking Atwell to the ice. He would eventually get up under his own power and seek out Wilcox to even the score. Atwell would receive major penalties for roughing and fighting, he also received and a game misconduct.

For their efforts, Nick Niedert received the third star of the game, stopping 24 of 25 shots. Tyler Gjurich’s 2 goals were good enough to earn him second-star honors while Naugatuck‘s own Tim Richter was awarded the first star. The Titans remain in 2nd place in the league with the victory, trailing the Danville DashersY by 4 points. The Danbury Titans will be in action again next Saturday, December 19th, playing host to the Danville Dashers. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:35 pm and tickets are still available by calling 844-DT-HOCKEY.