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RABBITS ADVANCE TOKEN TO READING, LOOK TO COLLECT 2 POINTS

Preview: Swamp Rabbits Make Tracks For Reading

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BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-19-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, hit the road for a six-game stretch beginning with a tilt versus the Reading Royals (31-17-1-2) tonight at 7 p.m. Greenville will take the ice at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA twice this week, finishing a four-game season series with the Royals on Sunday evening. The teams matched up in Greenville in December with the Swamp Rabbits earning a pair of one-goal wins. Bretton Cameron netted two shorthanded goals to singlehandedly sealed a 2-1 victory the first night. The Swamp Rabbits then battled back to earn a 5-4 victory the following night. Since those contests, the playoff contenders have propelled into second place in their respective divisions riding hot streaks during the first two months of 2017. Greenville’s leading scorer Angelo Miceli hit the 50-point mark (14G, 36A) last week and carries an eight-game point streak into the evening. Robbie Czarnik leads the Royals with 46 points (19G, 27A). Continue reading

KOHLER: PACK DROP ANOTHER – THIS ONE TO SPRINGFIELD

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Springfield Thunderbirds 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Chris Kohler, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 19, 2017Justin Fontaine and Steven Kampfer scored first-period goals for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center,  but goaltender Mike McKenna and the Springfield Thunderbirds were able to fend off Hartford’s offensive attack for the remainder of the game, to earn a 4-2 victory.

The Thunderbirds did not take long to open the scoring, as just 1:07 into the contest, Mackenzie Weegar fired a shot from the right point after taking a pass from Jayce Hawryluk. The puck that found its way past Wolf Pack goaltender Magnus Hellberg (23 saves).

At 3:41, Hartford’s Adam Chapie caused a Thunderbird turnover and fired a beautiful outlet pass to Fontaine to create a breakaway opportunity for the Pack. Fontaine was able to corral the puck and send it to the front of the cage, where it was ultimately deflected by Springfield defender Mike Downing’s skate into the back of the net to even the score at one. Continue reading

RANGERS AND CAPS MIX IT UP ON SUNDAY

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, 12:30 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 37-19-1 (75 pts)
Capitals: 39-11-6 (84 pts)*

* Washington plays against the Detroit Red Wings this afternoon in Detroit prior to facing the Rangers tomorrow

BY: The New York Rangers 

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 58th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Feb. 19, against the Washington Capitals in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m. ET – TV: NBC Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won six of their last seven games (6-1-0), as well as nine of their last 12 contests (9-3-0). The Rangers have posted a 37-19-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. CAPITALS

  • All-Time: 95-91-18-7 (51-41-9-4 at home; 44-50-9-3 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the second of four meetings between the Rangers and Capitals, and the first of two meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 1-0-0 record (0-0-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road), and the Blueshirts defeated the Capitals, 4-2, in the first meeting between the two teams on Oct. 22 at Washington. Jimmy Vesey recorded two goals, including the game-winning goal, in the contest. Following tomorrow’s game, the Rangers and Capitals will face each other on the following dates: Feb. 28 (at MSG), Apr. 5 (at Washington).
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in 17 of their last 24 games against Washington, dating back to Dec. 12, 2010 (15-7-2). In addition, the Blueshirts have registered at least one point in eight of their last 11 contests against the Capitals (7-3-1).
  • The Rangers have tallied at least three goals in nine of their last 11 games against Washington.

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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: February 13-19, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: February 13-19, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (18-26-3-2, 41 pts., .418) managed a split of a set of Atlantic Division road games this past Friday and Saturday. On Friday night in Springfield, the Wolf Pack were outshot 34-16, but Brandon Halverson made 32 saves for his third straight win, and Adam Tambellini struck for his first professional hat trick, to lift Hartford to a 3-2 win.  The Wolf Pack were unable to come back fully from a 2-0 first-period deficit in Hershey Saturday, though, falling to the Bears by a score of 4-2.  Nicklas Jensen upped his team-leading, and AHL career-high, goal total to 21 with a tally in that game.  Continue reading

BLUESHIRTS LOOK TO KEEP AVALANCHE OF WINS COMING

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 35-18-1 (71 pts)
Avalanche: 15-34-2 (32 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a season-long, four-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 11, against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a four-game winning streak and have won each of the first three games of their four-game homestand. In addition, New York has won seven of its last nine contests (7-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 35-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

RANGERS TO TANGO WITH PREDS AT MSG THURSDAY

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 34-18-1 (69 pts)
Predators: 26-19-8 (60 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers 

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2016-17 season and continue a season-long, four-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 9, against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a three-game winning streak and have won six of the last eight contests (6-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 34-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

KOHLER: (SAT) PACK LOSE AT HOME TO AMERICANS

  VERSUS  Rochester Americans 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Chris Kohler, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 4, 2017 – Justin Fontaine scored shorthanded for the Hartford Wolf Pack, and Philip McRae had a power-play goal, Saturday night at the XL Center, but Evan Rodrigues’ two scores led the Rochester Americans to a 4-2 victory.

The loss snapped a two-game Wolf Pack winning streak.

An injury and illness-depleted Wolf Pack team played a strong first period against the Americans but trailed 1-0 going into the second.

Captain Mat Bodie and Chris Brown were injured Friday night against Utica, and Marek Hrivik was ill, forcing Wolf Pack head coach Gernander to use a limited bench in Saturday night’s game.

The Pack had two power play opportunities in the first period. The first one came at 8:39, when Paul Geiger was called for a trip, and the second on Dan Catenacci at 13:26 for slashing.

The best chance during the power plays came when Fontaine hit Steven Kampfer with a pass from across the ice, but Linus Ullmark, who had eight saves in the period, ultimately denied Kampfer. Continue reading

RANGERS TO BATTLE BLUE JACKETS AT MSG

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 31-17-1 (63 pts)
Blue Jackets: 32-12-4 (68 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 50th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 31, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won three of their last four games (3-1-0). The Rangers have posted a 31-17-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. BLUE JACKETS

  • All-Time: 15-9-1-1 (7-2-1-1 at home; 8-7-0-0 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the third of five meetings between the Rangers and Blue Jackets, and the first of two meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 1-1-0 record (0-0-0 at home; 1-1-0 on the road), and the Blueshirts won the last game between the two teams, 5-4, on Jan. 7 in Columbus. The Rangers rallied from a three-goal deficit to win the contest, and Michael Grabner tallied four points (three goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal with 16.5 seconds remaining in regulation. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Blue Jackets will face each other on the following dates: Feb. 13 (at Columbus), Feb. 26 (at MSG).
  • The Rangers have won eight of their last nine games against Columbus, dating back to Jan. 16, 2015 (8-1-0).

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KOHLER: PACK BEAT BRUINS IN FRONT OF 10,700 AT XL CENTER

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Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Providence Bruins 3

BY: Chris Kohler, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, January 28, 2017 – Third-period goals by Philip McRae and Adam Tambellini, combined with Brandon Halverson’s 23 saves, helped the Hartford Wolf Pack past the Providence Bruins, 4-3, in front of a season-high crowd of 10,700 Saturday night at the XL Center.

McRae had two goals in the game, and Tambellini added an assist, as the Wolf Pack headed into the AHL’s All-Star break on a winning note.

The Bruins wasted no time against the Wolf Pack. Only 43 seconds into the contest, Wayne Simpson beat Halverson on a wraparound goal to draw first blood.

With 1:21 to go in the period, McRae collected a rebound in front of the net, off the shot of Mat Bodie, and snuck it past Providence goaltender Anton Khudobin, to knot the game at one headed into the second period.

At 15:35 of the second, Spiro Goulakos, playing his first game with the Wolf Pack after being recalled earlier in the day from Greenville of the ECHL, was whistled for interference. Continue reading

KOHLER: PACK STRUGGLES CONTINUE IN LOSS TO BEARS

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Hershey Bears 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 4

BY: Chris Kohler, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, January 25, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack battled back from 1-0, 2-1 and 4-2 deficits against the Hershey Bears Wednesday night at the XL Center, but a Paul Carey goal with 3:01 remaining in the third period proved decisive in a 5-4 Hershey win.

Mat Bodie had a goal and two assists for the Wolf Pack.  Vitek Vanecek stopped 30 shots in the Bear net.

Hershey’s captain, Garrett Mitchell, scored the first goal of the game at 5:21 of the first period, with a shot past the stick side of Wolf Pack goaltender Mackenzie Skapski, who saved seven of eight shots in the period.

The two teams then combined for six goals in the second period, three by each side. Continue reading