BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack, riding a far stronger effort than Friday night’s battle with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, beat the visiting St. John’s Ice Caps 4-1 before the season’s best attendance of 9,544 at the XL Center and head into the AHL All Star break having won nine of their last ten games.
The Wolf Pack record now stands at 23-20-2-0 (48 points) for sixth place in the Atlantic Division and ninth spot in the conference just percentage points behind the Utica Comets. St. John’s record is 19-16-6-3 (47 points) for fifth place in the North Division and slipped to eleventh place in the conference standings.
“We were much improved and I was happier with the effort and that was more indicative how we can play and how want them to play,” Head Coach Ken Gernander said.
The Wolf Pack showed a more vigorous effort in the second period than in the first and benefited from a big early save, and added two goals and the TKO was underway.
Jeff Malcolm, in net for the Wolf Pack, stopped one of the AHL’s top rookie scorers, Michael McCarron, who was on the door step early, took a pass from Bud Holloway, their leading overall scorer, from behind the net to keep the Icecaps off the board. Continue reading