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  Game Summary                             NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)   CBJ: S. Bobrovsky (W)    Event Summary  

–       SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 38 shots on goal in tonight’s game, and nine different Blueshirts recorded three or more shots on goal in the contest. The Blueshirts have recorded 30 or more shots on goal in four of five games thus far in 2017-18.

–       KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 3-for-3 (5:58) on the penalty kill in the contest and only allowed one shot on goal while shorthanded. New York has not allowed a power-play goal in two of its last three games (7-for-8; 87.5% over the span). The Rangers did not allow a power-play goal in 43 games last season.

–       CHALLENGE ACCEPTED – New York successfully challenged a goal due to goaltender interference in the first period of tonight’s game. The Rangers have successfully challenged two of three goals thus far in 2017-18 (66.7%), including both goals which were ultimately disallowed due to goaltender interference.

–       FIRST IN SCORE – The Rangers have registered the first goal of the game in two of the last three contests.

–       Henrik Lundqvist was selected as the Third Star of tonight’s contest, as he stopped 40 of 42 shots he faced in the game and made at least 10 saves in each period in the contest. He made at least 40 saves in a game for the 21st time in his NHL career; he has posted a 12-2-7 record, along with a 1.69 GAA, a .961 SV%, and 4 SO in those 21 contests. Lundqvist has allowed two goals or fewer in each of the last three games, posting a 1.36 GAA, a .959 SV% (94 saves on 98 shots), and 1 SO in those three contests.

–       Kevin Hayes registered the first goal of the game and recorded three shots on goal in tonight’s contest. Since Hayes entered the NHL in 2014-15, 106 of his 132 career NHL points have either been a goal or the primary assist on a goal (80.3% of his points have been primary points). He led the Rangers in road points last season (30; 11 goals, 19 assists). Hayes has recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in his last four games against Columbus.

–       Morning Skate Schedule: The Rangers will not have a morning skate prior to tomorrow’s contest.

–       Next Game: Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 14 vs. New Jersey (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)



BY: The New York Rangers 

NEW YORK, July 1, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free-agent forward Paul Carey.

          Carey, 28, skated in 55 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17, registering 24 goals and 31 assists for 55 points, along with a plus-14 rating and 29 penalty minutes. Carey established AHL career-highs in several categories during the past season, including goals, assists, points, plus/minus rating, power play goals (eight), and game-winning goals (six). He led the Bears in points per game (1.00) and game-winning goals, tied for the team lead in goals, ranked third in power play goals and shots on goal (122), ranked fourth in assists and points, and ranked fifth in plus/minus rating in 2016-17. Carey was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending on March 19, 2017, as he registered eight points (six goals, two assists) in three contests during the week. He tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in four playoff contests with Hershey during the past season. In addition, Carey skated in six NHL regular season games and one NHL playoff game with Washington in 2016-17.

          The 6-1, 200-pounder has skated in 287 career AHL games over parts of six seasons (2011-12 – 2016-17), registering 79 goals and 103 assists for 182 points, along with a plus-six rating and 146 penalty minutes. Over the last two seasons (2015-16 and 2016-17), Carey has recorded 86 points (37 goals, 49 assists), including nine game-winning goals, and has posted a plus-16 rating in 99 AHL contests. He has also notched three points (two goals, one assist) in eight career AHL playoff games.

          Carey has played 32 career NHL games over parts of four seasons (2013-14 – 2016-17) with Colorado and Washington, registering one goal and one assist for two points, along with a plus-two rating. He has not been assessed a penalty thus far in his NHL career. Carey made his NHL debut with Colorado on March 12, 2014, vs. Chicago, and he registered his first career NHL assist/point on February 16, 2015, vs. Arizona. He has also skated in four playoff contests in his NHL career.

          Prior to beginning his professional career, Carey played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston College (2008-09 – 2011-12), where he was teammates with current Rangers, Kevin Hayes, and Chris Kreider. Carey recorded 86 points (45 goals, 41 assists) in 147 career collegiate games, including 56 points (31 goals, 25 assists) and a plus-32 rating in 82 games over his final two seasons. Carey helped Boston College win the National Championship twice (2009-10 and 2011-12), the Hockey East Championship three times (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12), and the Hockey East Regular Season Championship in 2011-12. He was also named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2011-12, as he tallied two goals in the NCAA Semifinals against Minnesota and one goal in the National Championship Game against Ferris State.

The Boston, Massachusetts, native was selected by Colorado in the fifth round, 135th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.



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Nearly 100 teams and over 1500 skaters participated during 2016-17 season

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, April 20, 2017:  The 2016-17 Hartford Wolf Pack season featured another banner year for the Wolf Pack’s “Aetna Amateur Hockey” program.

Featuring opportunities for amateur hockey teams of all age levels, from six and seven-year-old Mites to adult-league squads, to play full-length games before and after Wolf Pack home games at the XL Center, the Aetna Amateur Hockey program brought 96 teams to the XL Center ice in 2016-17.  That means that more than 1,500 players had the chance to show their skills on the same ice surface where the Wolf Pack players strive to make their way to the National Hockey League. Continue reading



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Nineteen-year-old was seventh-round NY Ranger Pick in 2016

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, March 23, 2017:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed forward Ty Ronning to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Ronning, a 5-9, 170-pound native of Scottsdale, AZ, just completed his fourth Western Hockey League season with the Vancouver Giants, leading team scorers in points and goals with 25-28-53 in 68 games.  The 19-year-old Ronning also topped Giant skaters in points and goals last year, striking for 31-28-59 in 67 contests. Continue reading


Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 12

Swamp Rabbits split the week, topping a pair of South Division opponents ahead of All-Star Classic

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits


The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (19-16-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, finished a four-game week with a pair of wins. The Swamp Rabbits bookended the 4-in-5 set with a 6-3 win on Wednesday over the Atlanta Gladiators and a 3-2 victory versus the Cincinnati Cyclones. The set of South Division contests pushed Greenville to 41 points and a three-point advantage over the Cyclones for fourth place in the standings. Tyler Brown and Brandon Alderson opened the week with two multi-point efforts on Wednesday and Trevor Gerling finished on Sunday with a goal and an assist. The Swamp Rabbits are now 2-4-0-1 in the month of January with five more games to play. The ECHL teams break for the 2017 CCM /ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY this week and resume play on Friday. Continue reading


post-game-notescapturebox-score1capture   Game Summary                             CAR: M. Leighton (L)     NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)        Event Summary

team-notes        EYE OF THE STORM – By earning a win in today’s game, the Rangers extended their home winning streak against the Hurricanes to 13 games (the streak dates back to Jan. 5, 2011). The Rangers’ 13-game home winning streak against Carolina is the longest home winning streak the Rangers have posted against one opponent in franchise history.

        BOUNCE BACK – Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 25-4-1 record in the game following a loss (regulation or overtime/shootout). New York has posted an 8-0-1 record in games following a loss in 2016-17. Continue reading


Steven FogartyBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Hartford Wolf Pack won both of their first two shootouts this season, and the man who scored the shootout-ending goals both times was a bit of an unlikely hero.

Rookie forward Steven Fogarty was chosen as the Wolf Pack’s shootout “anchorman”, sent out as the team’s third shooter, despite his having scored only one non-shootout goal, and both times he delivered, earning the Wolf Pack a pair of much-needed standings points.

According to Wolf Pack head coach Ken Gernander, Fogarty’s number being called in the shootout was as a result of acumen he had showed on the practice ice.

“It was something we had practiced after one day, Patty (Assistant coach/Assistant GM Pat Boller) had stayed out extra with the goalies,” Gernander said.  “The goalies themselves wanted to work on the shootout, and oftentimes you take a younger kid to get them some shots, and he (Fogarty) was really good.  So it was brought to our attention and we said, ‘Yeah, let’s go for it.’”

Fogarty himself was pleasantly surprised to be chosen in that big spot. Continue reading


UCONNBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT Wins are now essential for the UConn Huskies as they enter the final month of the college hockey season. The goal is to get a bid for a home Hockey East playoff series.

The UConn Huskies gutted out a 3-1 win on Tuesday night over Brown in a game that seemed destined for overtime.

“We played a consistent game We gave a late powerplay goal. We took another, killed it off, and we remained mentally tough,” UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh said. “Marco (Richter) made a nice rush late to win it for us.”

Richter, a freshman, was the hero who took a pass from Kyle Huson, then fought his way through several players and found space on the right wing. While on the rush, Richter was able to flip a shot off and over the shoulder Brown goalie Tim Ernst with 1:38 left in regulation.

“I was going through two guys,” Richter said. “I just wanted to get the puck deep and I got the puck back again and honestly, I was just trying to get it in somehow.”

For Richter it was his first collegiate goal and it turned out to be the game winner. Continue reading