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RANGERS ANNIHILATE PENGUINS

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BY: The New York Rangers

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, for their second straight win. New York has now recorded a point in seven of their last nine home games (6-2-1).
  • The Blueshirts improved to 18-15-3 (39 pts) overall, including a 12-6-2 mark at home this season. Continue reading

GABORIK LEAVES NYC – PARLETT/DELISLE LEAVE WHALE/ROAD WARRIORS

New-York-R-150x150RANGERS ACQUIRE DERICK BRASSARDDEREK DORSETT, JOHN MOORE, AND A SIXTH ROUND DRAFT PICK IN 2014

Send Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle and Blake Parlett to Columbus

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forwards Derick Brassard and Derek Dorsett, defenseman John Moore, and a sixth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from Columbus in exchange for forward Marian Gaborik, and defensemen Steven Delisle and Blake Parlett. Continue reading

TWO IN THE BANK, FOUR MORE TO GO FOR WHALE WEEKEND

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings 

HARTFORD, CT – In a fast-paced, well-played game, the Connecticut Whale beat the visiting Hershey Bears 3-2 in a shootout before a crowd of 5,854 at the XL Center Friday night.

The only goal scored among the ten shooters came off the stick of Whale assistant captain, Kris Newbury. The shot saw the puck JUST squeak over the goal line giving the Whale an all-important second point for the shootout win. Continue reading

SAINTS BEGGORAH, WHALE WIN IT ON ST. PATTY’S DAY

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Whale held on for a 3-2 victory over the Springfield Falcons for their third straight win. Rookie goaltender Jason Missiaen had 29 saves in back-to-back starts for the Whale and for the third consecutive  game in a row where he was named the game’s First Star.

The Irish Eyes were certainly smiling upon head coach Ken Gernander’s team as they gained two critical points in their chase for the playoffs.

“We were hanging on their in the third. Obviously we would have wanted to spend more time in the offensive zone, but ‘Mish’ (Missiaen) came up with some big saves and was a big difference in the game again tonight.” Continue reading

WHALE SALVAGE WEEKEND WITH WIN IN P-TOWN

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BY: Bob Crawford, Voice of the CTWhale

Providence, RI – Jason Missiaen made 37 saves Sunday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, to backstop the Connecticut Whale to a 4-2 win over the Atlantic Division-leading Providence Bruins.

The Whale were outshot 39-25 in the game, but got third-period goals from Andrew Yogan, Nick Palmieri and Brandon Mashinter to erase a 2-1 deficit.  Mike Vernace also scored for the Whale, and Yogan and Mashinter both added assists.  Blake Parlett and Brandon Segal had two assists apiece.  The win stopped a three-game Connecticut losing streak (0-2-0-1).  Continue reading

GOAL-LESS IN BINGHAMTON

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BY: Bob Crawford, Voice of the CTWhale

Binghamton, NYNathan Lawson made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Fredrik Claesson’s goal only 56 seconds into the game turned out to be the winner, as the Binghamton Senators defeated the Connecticut Whale 3-0 Friday night at the Broome County Arena.

The loss dropped the Whale (27-24-5-3, 62 pts.) into a tie with the Manchester Monarchs for the eighth-and-final playoff spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference.  Continue reading

WHALE TWO MORE FROM SOUND TIGERS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT Connecticut Whale defenseman Logan Pyett scored at 2:17 of overtime to edge the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-2 in front of  8,203 at the Webster Bank Arena Sunday afternoon.

The old hockey adage that, “Good defense leads to good offense,” applied on the winning play.

Whale forward Christian Thomas worked hard deep in the Connecticut defensive zone and broke up a Sound Tigers’ scoring chance and then set up a two-on-one breakout for Brandon Segal and Pyett. Over the past month, it’s seemed that Segal has been involved, in some capacity, in almost every Whale game winning or game tying goal – and was right in the center of the winning maelstrom once again, finding a wide open Pyett, a right-handed shot, on the left wing and buried it just inside the right post for his sixth of the season. Continue reading

DOWN TWO, WHALE LOSE DOWN FOUR

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BY: Bob Crawford, Voice of the CTWhale

Syracuse, NY, February 24, 2013Cedrick Desjardins made 28 saves to get the shutout, and Tyler Johnson scored twice, as the Syracuse Crunch defeated the Connecticut Whale 4-0 Sunday at the Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter.

It was the second consecutive shutout for Desjardins, and his second in three games since he joined the Crunch in a trade.  Pierre-Cedric Labrie and J.T. Wyman also scored for Syracuse, which was 2/5 on the power play.  Ondrej Palat had three assists and Mark Barberio had two helpers.

Cam Talbot made 34 saves in the Whale net.  The Whale played two skaters short of the normal roster limit of 18, after defenseman Blake Parlett was injured in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.  Continue reading

MAKE THAT FIVE STRAIGHT

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Whale scored two goals in sixteen seconds late in the third period to pull out a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Manchester Monarchs in front of a crowd of 5,143 at the XL Center Sunday afternoon completing a sweep of the three-in-three weekend.

“It wasn’t the energy we had earlier in the weekend, but we said between the second and third that if we buck-up we can get the two points and make this a special weekend for ourselves, “ Whale head coach Ken Gernander said.

The win stretched their current winning streak to a season high five games and allowed the Rangers’ AHL affiliate to jump into sixth overall in the Eastern conference a spot ahead of the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins with 56 to 55 points on a record of 25-21-4-2. Continue reading

EXTRA TIME = EXTRA POINT FOR WHALE

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – Brandon Segal’s overtime goal extended the Connecticut Whale’s win streak to four games in a thrilling 2-1 overtime win over the Norfolk Admirals before 5,825 at the XL Center Saturday night.

The winning play was not without controversy.

In rare three-on-three overtime play due to Kris Newbury and Rod Pelley taking coincidental roughing minors 1:49, Logan Pyett was in on the forecheck and pushed Jordan Hendry from behind sending the Norfolk defenseman tumbling into the left wing end boards. Pyett took the loose puck and made a quick pass to Sean Collins. The veteran Whale   defenseman quickly advanced the puck to Segal who was stopped on his first shot by Norfolk netminder, Igor Bobkov. Segal then scrambled for the rebound spinning puck. The Whale assistant captain settled it down and fired it over a diving Bobkov at 2:08 of overtime into the empty net.  Continue reading