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GRENIER: PACK CONTINUE TO FIND WAYS TO WIN

Hartford Wolf Pack      VERSUS      Providence Bruins

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Providence Bruins 1

By Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, April 22, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Providence Bruins in Game One of their best-of-5 series Wednesday night at the XL Center by a score of 3-1.

Hartford was led by Tyler Brown and Danny Kristo, who had a goal and an assist each. Carl Klingberg had an empty-net goal late in the third.  Yann Danis stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced.

Providence’s lone goal came from Zach Trotman off of an Alexander Khokhlachev pass.  Jeremy Smith had 22 saves on 24 shots. Continue reading

CANTLON: SOMETHING’S BRUIN AT THE XL CENTER. PACK TAKE GAME ONE

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpg      VERSUS      Providence

FIRST ROUND: GAME ONE – BEST OF FIVE

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT- April 22, 2015: The Hartford Wolf Pack, behind a masterful 27-save performance in net from Yann Danis, and a goal from Steve Spinell, a goal and an assist from Danny Kristo and an empty net tally from Carl Klingberg took Game One Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with a workman like effort earned a 3-1 win over the Providence Bruins in front of 3,116 at the XL Center Wednesday night.

The Wolf Pack entered the third period clinging to a 2-1 lead. Head Coach Ken Gernander‘s group responded with a strong, physical period and limited the swift-skating Bruins team to just eight shots on goal.

“We did a lot of good things,” Gernander said. “We played real well.  Yann was real big in net and we got a couple of timely goals. We played well.”

When the Bruins did break through Danis answered. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK ASKING FOR FANS HELP WITH FIRE VICTIMS

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgWOLF PACK ASK FOR FANS’ HELP IN AIDING NORTH END APARTMENT FIRE VICTIMS

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Donations will be Accepted at Pack Playoff Games Tonight and Saturday

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, April 22, 2015:  Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced two Wolf Pack initiatives to help the victims of the recent massive apartment fire in Hartford’s North End that left 35 families homeless.

The Wolf Pack are asking fans attending the team’s first two home playoff games, tonight and this Saturday night, April 25 vs. the Providence Bruins, to bring donations to the games to help the affected families rebuild their lives.  Items that are desperately needed include: bus passes, gift cards for local stores and restaurants, toiletries, new or gently-used children’s spring and summer clothing, new underwear, school supplies and financial contributions (donation checks should be made out to Phillips Metropolitan CME Church, Memo: Fire Victims, and monetary donations are tax deductible).

All of the items and monetary donations collected at the two Wolf Pack playoff games will be turned over to the Phillips Metropolitan CME Church, which has established a resource center to assist the families affected by the fire.

In addition to the donation drive, the Wolf Pack and the Hartford Wolf Pack Community Foundation will donate tonight’s and Saturday night’s proceeds from the Wolf Pack 50/50 raffle to the assistance effort.

Tickets for the first two Wolf Pack playoff games are available at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK READY FOR PLAYOFFS STARTING TONIGHT

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Hartford, CT – The annual rite of spring is returning to Hartford-Wolf Pack playoff hockey.

The Pack prepare for Game One of the Calder Cup playoffs slated to begin Wednesday night at the XL Center against the Providence Bruins. Game Two will be played Saturday night also in Hartford while Game Three and if necessary, Game Four will be at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on Sunday and Tuesday. If necessary, a Game Five  would be played at the XL Center on Friday May 1st. The games in Hartford all begin at 7pm while the two in Providence begin at 7:05.

“They’re a really good team. They have some NHL guys down (rookie Daniel Pasternak and David Warsofsky), so it’s a different team than we played (during the regular season) but hard work and grit can overcome the talent of your opponent,” veteran centerman Chris Mueller said. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: April 20-26, 2015

bob-crawfordWOLF PACK WEEKLY: April 20-26, 2015

 BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack wrapped up the regular season by winning two out of three games this past weekend, finishing the year 43-24-5-4 for 95 points, and capturing the Northeast Division title and the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff draw.  On Friday night the Wolf Pack squeaked past the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-2, helped by a goal and an assist from Oscar Lindberg and 30 saves by Yann Danis.  Saturday night the Wolf Pack had a season-high six-game winning streak snapped in a 4-2 loss at Albany, but a Syracuse Crunch home loss to Bridgeport clinched the division crown for the Pack.  Chris Bourque scored his pro career-high 29th goal of the season, and added an assist, in Saturday’s game, and Lindberg scored his 28th of the season.  The regular-season finale for the Wolf Pack was Sunday in Bridgeport, and goals by Chris Mueller and Ryan Potulny 11 seconds apart late in the second period, and 27 saves by Jeff Malcolm, were good enough for a 2-1 win over the Sound Tigers. The Wolf Pack won seven of their final eight regular-season games, and went 13-3-0-1 in the last 17, and Bourque finished fifth in the AHL in points, and tied for fifth in goals, with 29-37-66 in 73 games. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK CLOSE REGULAR SEASON ON HIGH NOTE – HEAD INTO PLAYOFFS WITH CONFIDENCE

Hartford Wolf Pack      VERSUS      Bridgeport Sound Tigers

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT – April 19, 2015: The Hartford Wolf Pack held off a late surge by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for a 2-1 win to close out the 2014-2015 regular season.

Having already claimed the Northeast Division Championship and the third seed in the upcoming Eastern Conference playoffs the day before, the Wolf Pack ended their season with a 43-25-5-4 record for 95 points. The team won seven of their last eight games, nine of their last eleven (9-2-0-0) and thirteen of their final seventeen (13-3-0-1).

Hartford’s post season activity begins Wednesday night at the XL Center with Game 1 of a best-of-five series against the Providence Bruins starting at 7pm. Game 2 will also be played at the XL Center and it’s slated for Saturday night. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK CLOSE REGULAR SEASON WITH WIN, BRUINS AND PLAYOFFS NEXT

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpg     VERSUS      Bridgeport

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, April 19, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack ended their regular season in winning fashion Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena, defeating the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 2-1.

The Wolf Pack, who clinched the Northeast Division title the night before, finished the year with a record of 43-24-5-4 for 95 points and will be the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoff draw.  Hartford will meet the sixth-seeded Providence Bruins in the first round of the postseason, starting this Wednesday, April 22 at the XL Center (7:00 PM faceoff).

With nothing at stake in the standings, the Wolf Pack rested six regulars and goaltender Yann Danis Sunday, and it was veteran forward Ryan Potulny, a healthy scratch for the previous 24 contests, who scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal.  Chris Mueller had the other Wolf Pack goal and Jeff Malcolm, in his first AHL appearance since March 22, got the win with 27 saves.

“It’s a pretty good reflection on the guys that have had a long stretch where they haven’t had games, in terms of their preparation,” Wolf Pack coach Ken Gernander said.  “And it’s pretty encouraging, some of the young guys being able to step right in.  I thought there were a lot of positives to today’s game.” Continue reading