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CANTLON: PACK WIN – WILL HOST DECIDING GM 5 FRIDAY NIGHT

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Hartford Wolf Pack live to play another day.

The Pack started out slow, but finished strong and in doing so earned themselves a 2-1 win over the Providence Bruins  Tuesday night. The win, before 4,437 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, kept the Pack’s playoff hopes alive by tying the Best-of-Five series at two games each and forcing a fifth and deciding game Friday night at the XL Center starting at 7pm.

Head Coach Ken Gernander was asked if his team can exhale now? “Just a little bit,” the one-time team captain said. “The penalties didn’t help us get off to a good start, but the penalty kill did a great job tonight. Two goals were enough tonight and we competed very hard.”

The Pack’s third period was by far their strongest of the night as they scored a key and timely goal and then their team defense did the rest. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK DROP GAME THREE – TRAIL 2-1 IN SERIES

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

PROVIDENCE, RI – Good thing there were no curfews in Providence last night otherwise Game Three of the Best-of-Five series between the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Providence Bruins might not have been completed.

Seth Griffith ended a triple overtime marathon at exactly two minutes giving the Bruins a 2-1 win and a 2-1 lead in the series.

Game 4 is Tuesday in Providence at 7pm.

The game was the second longest in Wolf Pack history. On May 4, 2003 the Pack beat the Worcester IceCats 4-3 at 7:23 of third overtime on goal by Ken Gernander. The goal by the current head coach of the team completed a series sweep. Continue reading

BECK: PACK BREAKER? BRUINS WIN IN 3OT

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BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings

PROVIDENCE, RI – April 26, 2015:  Playing the second longest game in team history, the Hartford Wolf Pack were defeated at exactly 2:00 of the THIRD OT at the Dunkin Donuts Center Sunday night by the Providence Bruins giving the home team a 2-1 lead in their opening round, Best-of-Five series.

When the Pack take the ice Tuesday night at 7pm at, “The Dunk,” they must win or their season is over. Should they win, the deciding Game Five would be Friday night at the XL Center at 7pm.

On the game winning goal, Dylan McIlrath lost the puck at the left side  Pack blueline in a collision with Bruins defenseman Colin Stuart. Seth Griffin rushed the puck in alone from the boards on a two-on-one against Mat Bodie. Oscar Lindberg rushed back and picked up the streaking Alexander Khokhlachev. As Griffin came close, Bodie slid to the ice to try and take the puck and the low net away. Griffith toe-dragged the puck around Bodie and roofed a shot over starting netminder, Yann Danis’ head for the game winner. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK ASKING FOR FANS HELP WITH FIRE VICTIMS

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgWOLF PACK ASK FOR FANS’ HELP IN AIDING NORTH END APARTMENT FIRE VICTIMS

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Donations will be Accepted at Pack Playoff Games Tonight and Saturday

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, April 22, 2015:  Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced two Wolf Pack initiatives to help the victims of the recent massive apartment fire in Hartford’s North End that left 35 families homeless.

The Wolf Pack are asking fans attending the team’s first two home playoff games, tonight and this Saturday night, April 25 vs. the Providence Bruins, to bring donations to the games to help the affected families rebuild their lives.  Items that are desperately needed include: bus passes, gift cards for local stores and restaurants, toiletries, new or gently-used children’s spring and summer clothing, new underwear, school supplies and financial contributions (donation checks should be made out to Phillips Metropolitan CME Church, Memo: Fire Victims, and monetary donations are tax deductible).

All of the items and monetary donations collected at the two Wolf Pack playoff games will be turned over to the Phillips Metropolitan CME Church, which has established a resource center to assist the families affected by the fire.

In addition to the donation drive, the Wolf Pack and the Hartford Wolf Pack Community Foundation will donate tonight’s and Saturday night’s proceeds from the Wolf Pack 50/50 raffle to the assistance effort.

Tickets for the first two Wolf Pack playoff games are available at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK READY FOR PLAYOFFS STARTING TONIGHT

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Hartford, CT – The annual rite of spring is returning to Hartford-Wolf Pack playoff hockey.

The Pack prepare for Game One of the Calder Cup playoffs slated to begin Wednesday night at the XL Center against the Providence Bruins. Game Two will be played Saturday night also in Hartford while Game Three and if necessary, Game Four will be at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on Sunday and Tuesday. If necessary, a Game Five  would be played at the XL Center on Friday May 1st. The games in Hartford all begin at 7pm while the two in Providence begin at 7:05.

“They’re a really good team. They have some NHL guys down (rookie Daniel Pasternak and David Warsofsky), so it’s a different team than we played (during the regular season) but hard work and grit can overcome the talent of your opponent,” veteran centerman Chris Mueller said. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK WIN AGAIN, MOVE INTO 3RD IN CONFERENCE

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Hartford Wolf Pack -4 at Providence Bruins -1
Sunday, Apr. 12, 2015, 3:05 p.m. ET
Dunkin Donuts Center – Providence, RI
Wolf Pack: 41-23-5-4 (91 pts)
Bruins: 40-24-7-2 (89 pts)

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Providence, RI, April 12, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack won a season-high fifth straight game, and moved into a tie for first place in the Northeast Division, Sunday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, defeating the Providence Bruins by a score of 4-1.

The win improved the Wolf Pack’s record to 41-23-5-4 for 91 points and pulled the club even with the Syracuse Crunch for the division lead, after the Crunch fell 2-1 to the Utica Comets in Utica.

Defenseman Dylan McIlrath had a goal and an assist in Sunday’s win for the Wolf Pack, who were outshot 31-19.  Yann Danis made 30 saves in his fourth straight start.  Justin Vaive and Ryan Haggerty also scored for Hartford, and Tyler Brown added an empty-net goal.  Steve Eminger scored the only Providence goal and Jeremy Smith stopped 15 shots.

“We just stuck with it,” McIlrath said.  “We knew coming in here this is a tough place to play, we haven’t had much success.  We just wanted to play a simple road game, obviously guys were tired, end of the three-in-three (three-game weekend), and we just did what we needed to do to win.” Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT – SECOND STRAIGHT SHHUTOUT

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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