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TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY: Edition 17

Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 17

Swamp Rabbits head into six-game road trip after tying longest win streak of the season

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Statement Week For Swamp Rabbits

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-19-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, started a week’s worth of home games against the North Division leading Manchester Monarchs and South Division leading Florida Everblades. Thursday night the Swamp Rabbits began the week with a teeter-totter matchup against Manchester. Trailing 3-2 in the final two minutes of regulation, Angelo Miceli netted the game-tying goal to force overtime before scoring the game-winning goal in the extra time. Two nights later, Greenville fans saw similar heroics. The Florida Everblades held a 4-2 lead early in the third period before the Swamp Rabbits scored three unanswered goals. Bretton Cameron deflected in Greenville’s second power-play goal of the game, followed by another game-tying goal from Miceli. With exactly one minute left on the clock, Justin DaSilva fired in his sixth goal of the season and first career game-winner. The win lifted Greenville to a 7-0-0-0 record at home dating back to January 15th and also continued a streak of five consecutive wins. Despite a close contest against the Everblades on Sunday, the Swamp Rabbits couldn’t complete the sweep, dropping the contest by a score of 4-3. Continue reading

DUAL ANTHEM NIGHT TUESDAY AT MSG

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 38-19-1 (77 pts)
Canadiens: 31-20-8 (70 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 59th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Feb. 21, against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won seven of their last eight games (7-1-0), as well as 10 of their last 13 contests (10-3-0). The Rangers have posted a 38-19-1 record this season. Continue reading

KOHLER: PACK DROP ANOTHER – THIS ONE TO SPRINGFIELD

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Springfield Thunderbirds 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Chris Kohler, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 19, 2017Justin Fontaine and Steven Kampfer scored first-period goals for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center,  but goaltender Mike McKenna and the Springfield Thunderbirds were able to fend off Hartford’s offensive attack for the remainder of the game, to earn a 4-2 victory.

The Thunderbirds did not take long to open the scoring, as just 1:07 into the contest, Mackenzie Weegar fired a shot from the right point after taking a pass from Jayce Hawryluk. The puck that found its way past Wolf Pack goaltender Magnus Hellberg (23 saves).

At 3:41, Hartford’s Adam Chapie caused a Thunderbird turnover and fired a beautiful outlet pass to Fontaine to create a breakaway opportunity for the Pack. Fontaine was able to corral the puck and send it to the front of the cage, where it was ultimately deflected by Springfield defender Mike Downing’s skate into the back of the net to even the score at one. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY – Edition 16

Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 16

Greenville takes six points against South Division opponents and prepares for a three-game week versus Manchester and Florida.

BY: Briant Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Sunken Ships and Tamed Bears

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (26-18-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, brought the brooms to a three-game party, sweeping through the Norfolk Admirals and Orlando Solar Bears. Mackenzie Skapski helped headline the wins making over 100 saves in three consecutive starts. Wednesday in Norfolk, Greenville earned two-goal nights from Michael Joly and Nick Betz in route to a 6-2 victory. The Swamp Rabbits scored a season-high five goals in the third period to overcome the 2-1 deficit they were facing at the start of the final period. Friday night’s 5-3 win over Orlando on the 4th annual Stick-It-To-Cancer Night presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System was highlighted by Bretton Cameron’s hat trick, helping him to score his team-leading 16th goal of the season. Thanks to the fans and partners, more than $13,000 will be donated to local cancer-related non-profit organizations! The intensity was high on Saturday night. Greenville prevailed 5-2 on the strength of another two-goal performance by Michael Joly. The rookie has scored 14 goals in 19 games. In total, 14 different skaters earned a point as the Swamp Rabbits captured sole possession of second place in the South Division. Continue reading

IT’S THE BATTLE OF BLUE, SHIRTS VERSUS JACKETS IN COLUMBUS TONIGHT

NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
Rangers: 36-18-1 (73 pts)
Blue Jackets: 35-14-5 (75 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 56th game of the 2016-17 season tonight, Feb. 13, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Nationwide Arena (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a five-game winning streak, which is tied for their longest winning streak this season. In addition, New York has won eight of its last 10 contests (8-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 36-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

MCGINNISS: DANBURY WINS WITH “OLD-TIME HOCKEY”

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Goals and Fists Lead to Danbury Victory

BY: Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

Danbury, CT Nikolai Okhlobystin recorded two goals in a Gordie Howe hat trick, including the game-winning goal, as the Danbury Titans won their second in a row over the Cornwall Nationals by a 5-2 score on Saturday night at the Danbury Ice Arena. Nikita Ivandikov stopped 28 of 30 shots as the Titans retook sole possession of fourth place in the Federal Hockey League. Continue reading

(SAT) LUNDQVIST WINS 400TH AS RANGERS COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN AT MSG

    Game Summary                              COL: C. Pickard (L)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)               Event Summary

        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 36 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the third-most the team has earned through the first 55 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 36 wins through the first 55 games of a season four times in franchise history (1972-73, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2016-17), and the only seasons in which the team earned more than 36 wins through the first 55 games were 1972-73 (38) and 2011-12 (37). The Rangers extended their winning streak to five games, which is tied for their longest winning streak of the season (the Blueshirts also posted a five-game winning streak from Oct. 30 – Nov. 6). In addition, New York has won eight of its last 10 games (8-2-0). The Rangers are one of two NHL teams that have earned 18 wins both at home and on the road this season (along with Minnesota) and are the only Eastern Conference team that has accomplished the feat thus far in 2016-17. Continue reading

CAMERON’S HATTIE PROPELS RABBITS IN THE SUN

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Bretton Cameron Nets Hat Trick in Victory Over Solar Bears

Swamp Rabbits captain catapults Greenville to a 5-3 win over Orlando on Stick-It-To-Cancer night

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (25-18-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, were in store for an emotional contest when the puck dropped for the 4th annual Stick-It-To-Cancer game presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health Systems. The night turned into an overjoyed outing as Bretton Cameron netted his first hat trick in three years to propel the Swamp Rabbits to a 5-3 victory over the Orlando Solar Bears. The teams are now tied for second in the South Division standings and will face-off again tomorrow at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The Swamp Rabbits captain began his night to remember with a first-period goal, halfway into the opening frame. The puck came around the net on a shot from Nick Betz that sailed wide and Cameron put the puck off the goaltender Ryan Massa and in from below the goal line. Betz has earned the first three points (2G, 1A) of his career in the last two games. Massa would suffer the loss after making 29 saves. Continue reading

BLUESHIRTS LOOK TO KEEP AVALANCHE OF WINS COMING

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 35-18-1 (71 pts)
Avalanche: 15-34-2 (32 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a season-long, four-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 11, against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a four-game winning streak and have won each of the first three games of their four-game homestand. In addition, New York has won seven of its last nine contests (7-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 35-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS RUN WILD – SCORE FIVE IN THIRD TO BEAT ADMIRALS

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Swamp Rabbits Take Over, Score Five During Third Period

Biggest period of the season propels Greenville to 6-2 victory over Admirals, wrapping up six-game road trip

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Norfolk, VAThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (24-18-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, ambushed the Norfolk Admirals tonight 6-2 at the Norfolk Scope, scoring five unanswered goals in the third period. Nick Betz and Michael Joly each recorded multi-goal games in the victory. The win earns Greenville third place in the South Division with 53 points. The Swamp Rabbits are now 2-0 in Norfolk this season and are 3-2-0-0 in five contests against the Admirals.

Patience was the key to the first goal of the game. Joly stepped into the offensive zone on the left side of the ice and walked across the slot absolutely untouched. Admirals goaltender Brandon Anderson went down to his knees to save a potential shot, but the Swamp Rabbits rookie just walked around him. The tap-in gave Greenville the 1-0 advantage at 12:26 of the first period. Continue reading