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RANGERS CRUSH STEPAN AND HIS COYOTES AT MSG

   Game Summary                      ARI: A Hill (L)   NYR: O. Pavelec (W)                       Event Summary

–       POINT TAKEN – The Rangers have earned at least one point in four of their last five games, dating back to Oct. 17 vs. Pittsburgh (2-1-2 record over the span). The Blueshirts have also earned a win in two of their last three contests (2-1-0 record over the three games). The Rangers have earned at least one point in five of nine games at MSG in 2017-18.

–       WHAT A LINE – The Michael Grabner-Boo Nieves-Pavel Buchnevich line registered seven points (four goals, three assists) in tonight’s game, and at least one of the three players recorded each of the team’s final four goals in the contest.

–       HIGH FIVE – New York tied a single-game season-high with five goals in tonight’s contest.

–       GOALS GALORE – The Blueshirts have recorded at least three goals in four of their last five games, and have registered at least four goals in three of the contests. The Rangers have tallied 17 goals over the last five contests. In addition, the Rangers have averaged 3.04 goals per game at MSG since the start of last season (152 goals in regulation/overtime in 50 games over the span). Continue reading

CANTLON: (SAT) UCONN & UMASS-LOWELL TIE

UCONN    VERSUS   UMass-Lowell

River Hawks and UCONN Settle For A Tie

BY:  Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT UConn (5-6-6 overall, 3-3-2 HEA) put out a solid effort while seeking to sweep UMASS-Lowell (8-5-3 overall, 4-3-1 HEA), who also happen to be the third-ranked team in the nation. The battle ended in a 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon before a crowd of just 3,890 at the XL Center.

The tie was UConn’s sixth of the season

“I thought it was a terrific college hockey game,” UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh said. “We knew they were going to come out and play extremely hard.  I knew they weren’t happy with their effort and I thought we responded really well. We stuck with our game plan, which I was really happy about. We didn’t get out of whack and in the third period, we had tremendous saves by Adam (Huska) and by (UMASS-Lowell goalie Garrett) Metcalfe, who made some excellent saves  as well. It was back and forth. I don’t think the fans got cheated tonight.” Continue reading

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: NOV. 7 – NOV. 13

prospect-reportNEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: NOV. 7 – NOV. 13

Three Stars of the week1. Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) – Shesterkin earned a win in each of his three appearances last week, posting a 1.00 GAA, a .963 SV% (77 saves on 80 shots), and 1 SO over the span. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 14-0-0 record, along with a 1.06 GAA, a .959 SV%, and 6 SO in his last 15 KHL appearances.
In 21 KHL appearances in 2016-17, Shesterkin has posted a 17-1-1 record, along with a 1.39 GAA, a .946 SV%, and 7 SO. He leads the KHL in SO, ranks second in GAA, and ranks third in SV% this season.

2. Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) – Gropp tallied an assist in both of Seattle’s game last week (two assists). The Rangers’ second-round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft extended his point streak to eight games (two goals, seven assists) and his assist streak to four games. Gropp has tallied 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 11 games with the Thunderbirds in 2016-17, and he ranks second on Seattle (min. two games played) in points per game this season (0.91). Continue reading

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – ISOBEL CUP TO TRAVEL OVER 10K MILES THIS SUMMER

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NWHL NEWS: ISOBEL CUP TO TRAVEL OVER 10,000 MILES THIS SUMMER

Fans Can Track the Isobel Cup on Twitter Using #WheresIsobel

BY: Savanna Arral, Howlings

Boston, MA The Isobel Cup, the championship trophy of the National Women’s Hockey League, will travel the country this offseason with players from the 2015-16 Boston Pride team.

The Cup began its journey with a trip to Anchorage, AK, with Zoe Hickel and other members of the US National Team for a local showcase and youth clinic from June 7-10th. It then traveled to Sun Valley, ID, with Hilary Knight before returning to Boston, MA.

The Isobel Cup is also currently scheduled to travel to Warroad, MN, with Gigi Marvin in early July, and to Raleigh, NC, with Alyssa Gagliardi in late July for a youth hockey event.

The Cup received its name from Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley’s daughter, Isobel, who shared his love of the game. The sterling silver Cup stands at 25 1/2″ tall, 12″ wide, and weighs 15 pounds.

Media and fans can track the travels of the Isobel Cup this summer on Twitter by following @TheIsobelCup and using the hashtag #WheresIsobel.

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 began October 11, 2015, with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.

(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images for NWHL)

CRAWFORD: PACK PUNCH-OUT PROVIDENCE IN SHOOT-OUT

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Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Providence Bruins 2 (SO)

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Providence, RI, March 11, 2016 – The Providence Bruins tied the game with 33.5 seconds left in the third period Friday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, but the Hartford Wolf Pack recovered to prevail in a shootout, 3-2.

Frank Vatrano tied the game at two with Bruin goaltender Jeremy Smith on the bench for an extra attacker, and Providence killed a penalty in overtime, but Adam Tambellini and Luke Adam scored in the shootout and Magnus Hellberg stopped four out of five Bruin shooters.

Tambellini also scored twice in the third period, after the Wolf Pack trailed 1-0 going into the third.  Chad Nehring assisted on both of the goals.  Hellberg made 32 saves.  Alexander Khokhlachev had the other Providence goal and Smith made 34 stops. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (SATURDAY) PACK CRUSHED BY SOUND TIGERS

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpg      VERSUS      Bridgeport

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 7, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, February 13, 2016 – Andrew Rowe had a hat trick and an assist, and Taylor Beck had a goal and three assists for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena, as the Sound Tigers defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack, 7-3.

The Bridgeport power play, last in the AHL going into the game at 9.8%, went 4-for-7 on the night.

The loss was the third straight for the Wolf Pack, after wins in ten of their previous 11 games.  Nick Tarnasky, Raphael Diaz and Nicklas Jensen scored for Hartford, and Luke Adam had two assists.

The Wolf Pack outshot Bridgeport 15-8 in the first period, but all the offense went to the Sound Tigers, who scored three times. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: December 14-20, 2015

bob-crawfordWOLF PACK WEEKLY:

December 14-20, 2015

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (11-14-2-0, 24 pts., .444 pts. percentage) went 1-2-0-0 in a three-game weekend, bookended by a pair of trips to Providence.  The Pack dropped a 3-1 road decision to the Bruins on Friday night, despite outshooting their hosts by a margin of 35-33.  Rookie defenseman Ryan Graves scored the only Hartford goal in that contest, his second in as many games.  The Wolf Pack then rebounded for a 4-2 home win over Bridgeport on Saturday night, their first victory in four tries on the year against the Sound Tigers.  Marek Hrivik led the way in that triumph, scoring the game-winning goal shorthanded and adding an assist.  Then on Sunday it was back to Rhode Island, where the Bruins again held sway, knocking off the Pack by a score of 4-2, despite Brian Gibbons striking for a shorthanded goal and an assist.

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CANTLON: PACK WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT – SECOND STRAIGHT SHHUTOUT

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133        VERSUS      Providence

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – All it took was just one mistake and the red-hot Hartford Wolf Pack converted it into two points and extended their current winning streak to five games.

Justin Vaive, playing for the first time in the last eleven games (December 19) was, “Mr. Hustle” all night and it was most evident on the game’s only goal as the Pack beat the visiting Providence Bruins 1-0 victory Wednesday night before an announced crowd of 2,744 at the XL Center.

Vaive outraced Bruins’ defenseman, Joe Morrow, to the puck. Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban went to play the puck, but couldn’t get back into the net in time as Vaive sent the puck back out and it went off Subban’s skate and into the net. For Vaive, it was his ninth of the season and came with just 3:59 left on the clock. Continue reading

FUEHRING: TYLER BROWN IS HARTFORD BOUND

CaptureBROWN EARNS CALL-UP TO AHL HARTFORD

Krogh activated from injured reserve; Bartus released

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

GREENVILLE, S.C.The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced forward Tyler Brown has been loaned to Hartford. In addition, defenseman Devon Krogh has been activated from the injured reserve, while goaltender Garrett Bartus has been released.

Brown, 24, departs Greenville with four goals in his last two games, including his first professional hat trick which was scored last Saturday against Florida. Overall, the Wasaga Beach, Ontario native earned 18 points in 33 games with the Road Warriors this season, including a team-best 12 goals. He also notched six assists and was fifth on the club with a +10 rating. Continue reading