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MCGINNISS: TITANS WIN AGAIN

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Graham Tricks Watertown, Danbury Wins 5-2

BY: Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

DANBURY, CT Matt Graham recorded his first hat trick as a Danbury Titan and Nikita Ivandikov stopped 34 of 36 shots as Danbury rolled to their third straight victory by defeating the Watertown Wolves on a snowy Sunday night at the Danbury Ice Arena.

A scoreless first period gave way to Jason Dolgy scoring 39 seconds into the second frame, giving Watertown the first lead of the game. Danbury was quick to respond with James O’Reilly scoring his first professional goal less than three minutes later to make the game even. O’Reilly now has a goal and a fight to his credit as a pro. Matt Graham and Dalton Jay would tally a goal each within the next five minutes to pace the Titans to a 3-1 lead at the end of two periods of play. 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 RATTLE SABRES IN BUFFALO

NEW YORK RANGERS at BUFFALO SABRES
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY
Rangers: 31-18-1 (63 pts)
Sabres: 20-20-9 (49 pts)

BY: New York Rangers 

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 51st game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Feb. 2, against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers have posted a 31-18-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. SABRES

  • All-Time: 70-76-25-5 (39-30-15-3 at home; 31-46-10-2 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the third and final meeting between the Rangers and Sabres, and the second of two meetings between the two teams in Buffalo. The Rangers have posted a 0-2-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-1-0 on the road), as the Blueshirts were defeated by the Sabres, 4-1, in the last meeting between the two teams on Jan. 3 at MSG. Four different Blueshirts have registered a goal and 11 different Rangers have tallied a point thus far in the season series.
  • The Rangers have won nine of their last 12 games against Buffalo, dating back to Apr. 19, 2013 (9-3-0 record over the span). The Blueshirts have also won five of their last six games against the Sabres in Buffalo (5-1-0).

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RANGERS SCORE FOUR IN THIRD PERIOD…AND STILL LOSE

     Game Summary                    CBJ: J. Korpisalo (W) NYR: H. Lundqvist (ND) A. Raanta (L)      Event Summary

  • GOALS GALORE – The Blueshirts rank second in the NHL in goals (171 – includes two team goals awarded for shootout wins) and goals per game (3.38) this season. The Rangers have recorded 56 goals over the last 15 games, registering at least four goals in 10 of the 15 contests.
  • TEAM EFFORT – Four different Rangers registered a goal and 10 different Blueshirts tallied a point in tonight’s contest.
  • THIRD PERIOD TALLIES – The Rangers recorded four goals in the third period of tonight’s game and have registered 67 goals in the third period this season. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Blueshirts are tied for the NHL lead in goals in the third period in 2016-17.
  • 20/20 VISION – Two Rangers rookies have registered at least 20 points this season (Brady Skjei and Jimmy Vesey). Prior to 2016-17, the last season in which two Rangers rookies tallied 20 or more points was 2010-11 (Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello).
  • 30-FOR-30 – Six Blueshirts have registered at least 30 points through the first 50 games of the 2016-17 season (Zuccarello, Stepan, Miller, Hayes, Kreider, and Grabner).
  • SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 37 shots on goal in tonight’s game, including 19 shots on goal in the third period. New York has recorded at least 30 shots on goal in each of the last two games, seven of the last nine games, and 10 of the last 15 contests.
  • HOT AT THE DOT – The Blueshirts won a season-high 41 faceoffs in tonight’s game and posted a 54.7% faceoff win percentage in the contest (41-for-75). All four Rangers who took two or more faceoffs in the contest posted a 50.0% faceoff win percentage or better.
  • FULL HOUSE – Tonight’s game was the Rangers’ 211th consecutive regular season sellout and the Blueshirts’ 252nd consecutive sellout (regular season and playoffs combined). The Rangers’ sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011.

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MCGINNISS: DASHERS BEAT TITANS IN DANBURY

TITANS’ EFFORT NOT ENOUGH, FALL 4-1 TO DANVILLE

BY: Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

DANBURY, CT The Danbury Titans managed only one goal as they dropped an important three points to the first place Danville Dashers on Friday night at the Danbury Ice Arena. Storm Phaneuf stopped 21 of 22 shots in his first appearance back in the FHL after being returned on loan from the Peoria Rivermen

The first period would be a back and forth affair with both teams trading chances early on and neither team able to establish consistent offensive pressure. This would continue until Junior Harris was sent to the penalty box for checking from behind with under 5 minutes to go in the period, and the highly touted Danville power play took to the ice for the first time. As time expired on the penalty Easton Oliver was able to beat Danbury’s Nikita Ivandikov for the first goal of the game and the only goal of the first period.  Shots were deadlocked at 9 for each side as the teams went to the locker room for the first intermission. Continue reading

RANGERS LOOK FOR A COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWO POINTS

NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET
Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
Rangers: 25-12-1 (51 pts)
Avalanche: 12-22-1 (25 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 39th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Dec. 31, against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). New York has won nine of its last 13 contests (9-4-0), including eight of its last 11 games (8-3-0) and five of its last seven games (5-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 25-12-1 record this season. Continue reading

DUHAIME: NWHL WEEKEND RECAP

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NWHL RECAPS: Bozek’s OT Winner Helps Buffalo Upend Boston, Darkangelo Nets Three In Whale’s 6-1 Victory

First Hat Trick In Connecticut History, First Victory For Beauts Over Pride

BY: Jake Duhaime, NWHL

Buffalo Beauts 4, Boston Pride 3 (OT)
Megan Bozek‘s game-winner 1:20 into overtime gave Buffalo its second win of the season and halted Boston’s four-game win streak.

It also marked Buffalo’s first win over Boston in franchise history.

The Beauts broke open the scoring on a shorthanded goal by Hailey Browne just under eight minutes into the game. Boston answered back with two quick goals midway through the period. Jordan Smelker put Boston on the board with help from Casey Pickett and Jillian Dempsey with 9:21 left to play. Forty seconds later, Hilary Knight put the Pride ahead 2-1, with an assist from Marissa Gedman.

With just over six minutes left in the middle frame, the Beauts evened the score when Browne netted her second of the game on a delayed penalty call to Brianna Decker.

Boston took the lead again with just under five minutes gone in the third, as Brianna Decker put a pass from Hilary Knight past Beauts keeper Amanda Makela on the high blocker side. Buffalo tied it up midway through the period as Devon Skeats converted a pass from Browne. With five seconds left on the clock, Amanda Pelkey took a cross checking penalty that carried over into the overtime period, giving Buffalo the four on three advantage in the extra time. Bozek put away the winning goal with assists from Emily Pfalzer and Meghan Duggan.

Connecticut Whale 6, New York Riveters 1
After losing its first game of the season a week ago, the Connecticut Whale got back to its winning ways with a loud 6-1 road win over the New York Riveters.

Shiann Darkangelo scored on the power play in the first period with an assist from her college teammate Kelly Babstock to give the Whale a 1-0 lead. The Whale went into the second period leading 1-0, despite being outshot 9-8. Four minutes into the second period, the two former Quinnipiac Bobcats connected again, this time shorthanded, to put the Whale up 2-0. Just under five minutes later, Darkangelo scored her third of the game, the first hat trick of the season (and in franchise history) for the Whale. Jordan Brickner assisted on the goal.

Early on in the third period, Shannon Doyle took advantage of traffic in front of the Riveters’ net, sending home a slap shot to put the Whale up 4-0. Kaleigh Fratkin and Kelli Stack assisted on the goal, and Nana Fujimoto was replaced by Jenny Scrivens in net for the Riveters. Kelly Babstock put the moves on Scrivens after receiving a Hail Mary pass from Alyssa Wohlfeiler on the penalty kill, putting the Whale up 5-0.

At the 7:00 mark, things got a little heated, resulting in the ejection of Micaela Long along with a five-minute major penalty for charging. The Riveters took advantage of the longer power play, as Lyudmila Belyakova snuck one by Nicole Stock, but Kelli Stack added an empty-netter to seal the win for the Whale, 6-1.

Game Video: HERE 

NWHL STANDINGS
Connecticut: 9-1-0, 18 points
Boston: 7-3-1, 15 points,
New York 3-6-1, 7 points
Buffalo: 2-7-2, 6 points

ABOUT THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season begins October 11, 2015, and playoffs conclude in March 2016 when the first NWHL championship team raises the Isobel Cup.