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CRAWFORD: PLAYOFF CHANCES TAKE BIG BLOW WITH WITH 2-0 LOSS TO ALBANY

bob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, March 15, 2014 – Scott Wedgewood made 23 saves Saturday night at the Times Union Center, to backstop the Albany Devils to a 2-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Harri Pesonen and Rod Pelley scored the Devil goals. Dov Grumet-Morris made 20 saves for the Wolf Pack.

After a scoreless first period in which the two teams held each other to only four shots apiece, the Devils dominated the second period territorially, outshooting the Wolf Pack 11-3 and not allowing the visitors a shot until the 18:30 mark. Continue reading

HAWK’S EYE: DOV-GRUMET-MORRIS

Grumet-Morris Action Shot 4BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT March 10, 2014 - Even with their 3-2 loss Sunday in Manchester, the Hartford Wolf Pack have played better than .650 hockey over a span of 19 games (12-6-0-1), exactly a quarter of an AHL season, and no single factor has been more responsible for that run than the goaltending of Dov Grumet-Morris. Continue reading

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 10-16, 2014

bob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (25-28-0-6, 56 pts.) moved to within two points of third place in the Northeast Division this past week, by winning two out of three games.  The Pack scored their most lopsided victory of the year Friday night at the XL Center against Northeast Division-leading Springfield, downing the Falcons by a score of 6-2.  Saturday saw the Wolf Pack eke out a 4-3 win at home over the Albany Devils, but then a Pack comeback from a 3-0 deficit fell short Sunday in Manchester, in a 3-2 loss to the league-leading Monarchs.  J.T. Miller keyed the Wolf Pack offense in the three games, rolling up 2-6-8, including a four-point performance (1-3-4) in Saturday’s win.

This week:

It’s a third straight three-game weekend for the Wolf Pack, starting Friday night at home with an XL Center matchup against the Adirondack Phantoms.  That game faces off at 7:00 PM, and then the Pack hit the road for a pair.  Albany is the site of a 5:00 game on Saturday, and then the Wolf Pack move on to Providence Sunday for a 3:05 tilt. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: MILLER, BOURQUE PACE WOLF PACK TO WIN

bob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

Hartford, CT, March 8, 2014 – J.T. Miller had a goal and three assists Saturday night at the XL Center, and Ryan Bourque scored the game-winning goal and added two assists, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Albany Devils, 4-3.

It was a see-saw battle, with the Wolf Pack giving up the first goal of the game, then scoring the next three, before giving up two quick third-period goals.  After Albany had tied the score at three, Bourque’s 17th goal of the year at 12:25 of the third held up as the game-winner.

Jesper Fast and Bretton Stamler also scored for the Wolf Pack, who won for the sixth time in their last seven games, and Conor Allen had two assists.  Dov Grumet-Morris made 33 saves.  Brandon Burlon, Mike Sislo and Joe Whitney scored for the Devils, and Kelly Zajac had two assists.  Continue reading

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 3-9, 2014

bob-crawford3-150x139The Wolf Pack (23-27-0-6, 52 pts.) won three out of four games this past week, in their busiest week of the season so far.  The Pack came back from a 3-0 first-period deficit Tuesday night in Lewiston, Maine, scoring the last four goals of the contest to down the Portland Pirates by a score of 4-3.  The Wolf Pack then posted a 2-1 shootout win over the Hershey Bears Friday night at the XL Center, before building a 3-0 first-period advantage on the Pirates Saturday night at home, and holding on for a 4-3 victory.  A four-game Wolf Pack win streak came to an end Sunday back up in Lewiston, with the Pack falling by a count of 5-1 to the Pirates.  Dov Grumet-Morris was the winner in net in all three of Hartford’s victories during the week, stopping 76 out of the 79 shots he faced (1.09 GAA, 96.2% save percentage). Continue reading

CRAWFORD: HUGE CROWD, HUGE SO WIN FOR WP

Bob-Crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 1, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack outshot the Albany Devils 14-1 in scoring three third-period goals Saturday night at the XL Center, on the way to a come-from-behind, 4-3 shootout win in front of a season-high crowd of 10,149 on “Pink in the Rink” night.

Ryan Bourque tied the score at three with 3:56 left in the third, and T.J. Hensick, J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast all scored in the shootout.  Veterans Micheal Haley and Darroll Powe also found the net in the third period, after Hartford trailed 2-0 after two.  Continue reading

PINK IN THE XL RINK ON SATURDAY

Hartford-Wolf-Pack-Logo2-150x133XL CENTER TO BE “IN THE PINK” THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1,
FOR WOLF PACK’S “PINK IN THE RINK” NIGHT
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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

January 30, 2014, Hartford, CT - The atmosphere inside the XL Center will take on a pink hue this Saturday, February 1, when the Hartford Wolf Pack take on the Albany Devils in a 7:00 PM American Hockey League game, as the Wolf Pack help to “Save the Top Shelf” with their “Pink in the Rink” Night, in support of breast cancer awareness. Continue reading