OFFICIAL GAME REPORTS GOALIES
Game Summary PHI: S. Mason (W) NYR: A. Raanta (L)
- KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 2-for-2 (2:57) on the penalty kill in today’s contest. New York has not allowed a power play goal in 13 of its last 20 games (86.2%; 56-for-65 over the span). As of the conclusion of today’s game, the Rangers are tied for eighth in the NHL on the penalty kill this season (84.0%; 68-for-81). In addition, the Blueshirts rank second in the NHL on the penalty kill at home in 2015-16 (88.9%; 40-for-45).
- HITTING MACHINE – New York was credited with 31 hits in the game, as 13 different skaters registered at least one hit and 10 different skaters recorded two or more hits.
- HOT AT THE DOT – The Blueshirts won 51.1% of faceoffs in today’s game (23-for-45).
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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
WEST HAVEN, CT – It’s been over 33 years since Dean Lombardi left the University of New Haven (UNH) so it was easy for him to get lost on campus, but he certainly has not gotten lost in the world of professional hockey as a result of his time at UNH.
“I feel old,” the 57-year-old Lombardi said with a laugh. “I got lost in the parking lot and couldn’t find my way around here with all these new buildings. You can really see the upgrades they have done and I tried to remember the way they were. I think it will hit me more when I when I leave here today.”
Last Thursday, Lombardi, now President and GM of the NHL Los Angeles Kings, was invited to lecture at the request of Allen Sack, a retiring university professor in the sports management program. Lombardi kept the students attention by weaving and marrying the various worlds he has straddled in his life and how they influenced him. He also spoke about how today’s world will present itself to those graduating.
Sack was effusive in his praise for the lecture. Continue reading
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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CALGARY FLAMES
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 5-2-2 (12 pts)
Flames: 2-5-0 (4 pts)
BY: The New York Rangers
The Rangers play their 10th game of the 2015-16 season and conclude their third back-to-back set of the season tonight, Oct. 25, against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York enters the contest with a four-game point streak (2-0-2). The Rangers start a three-game homestand tonight, and they also begin a stretch in which they play six of nine games between tonight and Nov. 15 at MSG. In addition, tonight’s contest is the final game of a stretch in which the Blueshirts are playing three games in four days (Oct. 22 vs. Arizona, Oct. 24 at Philadelphia, Oct. 25 vs. Calgary). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 5-2-2 record, following a 3-2 shootout loss last night against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. Continue reading
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GEICO, ECHL Announce Unprecedented League-wide Partnership
BY: Joe Babik, Director Of Communications, ECHL
ORLANDO, Fla. – The ECHL announced today a new, multi-year partnership with auto insurance giant GEICO. Per the agreement, GEICO will become the Official Auto Insurance of the ECHL and will receive first-of-its-kind branding as the official goal sponsor for all 27 U.S. based teams. With this, goal posts around the entire league will be changed in color from the traditional red to GEICO blue and adorned with the insurer’s logo. In addition, GEICO will receive a multitude of marketing assets across the 28-team league. The announcement was made from the Amway Center in Orlando, home of the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears. This agreement was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment (ECHL) and Division ONE Sports (GEICO).
“The ECHL is very pleased to enter into the multi-year partnership with GEICO, one of the country’s largest insurance companies and most recognized and admired brands,” said ECHL Commissioner, Brian McKenna. “The ECHL will bring direct exposure to over 4.5 million fans in some of the best markets and venues in the country, and millions more through our television and digital platforms.”
“We are excited to serve as the Official Auto Insurance partner of the ECHL,” said Ted Ward, GEICO Vice President. “As the Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League in North America, the ECHL offers a great opportunity for us to connect and build brand awareness with a vast legion of hockey fans and enthusiasts who attend their games,” added Bill Brower, Director of Sports Marketing for GEICO. “This fits GEICO. It’s fun. It’s creative. It’s an attention-grabber. We’re changing history here,” said Troy Miller, President of Division ONE Sports, who negotiated the deal for GEICO.
In addition to the ECHL, GEICO is an Official Sponsor of the National Hockey League as well as numerous other high profile sports teams and leagues across the country.
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BY: The New York Rangers
New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Jarret Stoll.
Stoll, 33, has skated in 792 career NHL games over parts of 12 seasons with Edmonton and Los Angeles, registering 140 goals and 239 assists for 379 points, along with a plus-three rating and 582 penalty minutes. Stoll has won 55.4% of faceoffs he has taken in his career (6,834-for-12,339), and he has posted a faceoff win percentage of 51.0% or higher in every season of his career. In addition, he is one of three NHL players (among qualifying skaters) who have posted a 51.0% faceoff win percentage or higher in every season since 2003-04, along with Joe Thornton and Pavel Datsyuk. Stoll led his team in faceoff win percentage in nine consecutive seasons (2005-06 – 2013-14) and has ranked either first or second on his team in faceoff win percentage in 10 seasons during his career. He has also reached the 40-point plateau in four different seasons and has notched at least 20 assists in six different seasons.
The 6-1, 215-pounder has played in the Stanley Cup Final in three different seasons during his career (2005-06, 2011-12, and 2013-14), and he captured the Stanley Cup twice as a member of the Kings (2011-12 and 2013-14). In 93 career NHL playoff games, Stoll has registered 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points, along with a plus-five rating and 68 penalty minutes.
Stoll skated in 73 games with Los Angeles during the 2014-15 season, registering six goals and 11 assists for 17 points, along with a plus-three rating and 58 penalty minutes. He tied a career-high, and tied for eighth in the NHL, in shorthanded assists (two). Stoll led the Kings in shorthanded assists, tied for second on the team in shorthanded points (two), and ranked second among Kings forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:30). In addition, he posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in 59 of 73 games during the season. Los Angeles posted a 10-2-2 record when Stoll notched a point, including a 5-0-1 record when he tallied a goal. Stoll registered eight of his 17 points in either the third period or overtime. He recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) and posted a plus-seven rating over a 10-game span from Nov. 15 vs. Anaheim to Dec. 6 vs. Philadelphia.
The Melville, Saskatchewan native was originally selected by Calgary in the second round, 46th overall, of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Upon re-entering the draft, Stoll was selected by Edmonton in the second round, 36th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
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Manchester Monarchs 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
BY: Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack
Hartford, CT, May 27, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack dropped Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night to the Manchester Monarchs at the XL Center, by a score of 3-1. The loss knocks Hartford out of the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.
Hartford’s lone goal came from Ryan Haggerty. The goal was assisted by Oscar Lindberg and Carl Klingberg. Yann Danis had 28 saves on 31 shots.
Manchester had goals from Nic Dowd, Adrian Kempe, and Brian O’Neill. J-F Berube stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced. Continue reading
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BY: Gerry Cantlon, HOWLINGS
HARTFORD, CT – The Manchester Monarchs used surgical like precision to control the puck to take a 5-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night at the XL Center. The win, the third straight by the Monarchs, pushes the Pack to the brink of elimination with Game Four Wednesday night also in Hartford with game-time at 7pm.
The Wolf Pack handed out white rally towels before the game and at points looked like they would use them to signal surrender. While the margin of victory was a two-goal difference, it doesn’t reflect how much Manchester controlled play throughout large portions of the game.
“Clearly, they were the quicker club,” Head Coach Ken Gernander said. “Little things that we talked about, plays that weren’t available to us, not putting them in dangerous areas, that’s where we were putting pucks.” Continue reading
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