Wolf Pack Wrap Up Day
BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
HARTFORD, CT – The XL Center arena was dark. The ice is gone. Almost no equipment remains in the locker room as the picture was that of a 2016-17 AHL season Hartford Wolf Pack clearly over. While it may be over for the players, for the off ice staff was still at work with their season-ending multiple tasks.
The only news of the day was that the New York Rangers will not be recalling as many players for the playoffs as there have in the past to be a part of the Black Aces squad. The Rangers are ready for a crucial Game 4 in their Best-of-Seven series with the Montreal Canadiens. The Rangers find themselves down two games to none. Magnus Hellberg, who was recalled earlier in the week was on the bench in the place on Antti Raanta. Hellberg may remain the only recall, but that remains undetermined.
“The list is truly not finalized as of yet. There are several contractual and other matters that need to be ironed out, but I can say there will be very few players going to New York,” Head Coach Ken Gernander said. Continue reading
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Bruins Slip Past Wolf Pack 5-2
BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
HARTFORD, CT – The Providence Bruins scored three goals in the second period allowing them to pull away from the Hartford Wolf Pack for a 5-2 victory at the XL Center on Sunday.
The Bruins record improves to 39-19-5-4 (87 points). The team put all three of their games this weekend, all in regulation, into the win column as they fight for the Atlantic Division’s final playoff spot. The Bruins are ahead of the Hershey Bears. a 2-1 winner over the IceCaps in St. John’s, in winning percentage with a .649 to .640 advantage. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers lost in overtime in Allentown, PA to the Phantoms 4-3 and now have a winning percentage of .614.
The Wolf Pack, the AHL cellar dwellers, drop to 22-39-4-2 (50 points) and a gruesome .373 winning percentage.
Trouble in the second period, in what has been a “Good-Pack/Bad-Pack” kind of season, was nothing short of ugly as once again, the team went down two goals in a matter of just SIX seconds. Continue reading
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