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RANGERS: LINDBERG HIP AIN’T SO LUCKY – SURGERY PUTS HIM OUT 6 MONTHS

Oscar LindbergOSCAR LINDBERG UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Expected to Recover in Six Months 

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, May 6, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that Oscar Lindberg underwent a successful simultaneous bilateral hip labral repair. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at Hospital for Special Surgery. The expected recovery time is six months.

Lindberg, 24, skated in 68 games with the Rangers in 2015-16, registering 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points, along with a plus-12 rating and 43 penalty minutes. Lindberg tied for second among NHL rookies in plus/minus rating, ranked eighth in hits (132), and tied for 10th in even strength goals (12) this past season. He received the Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award as the top Rangers rookie in Training Camp in 2015.

Photo by SNY.TV

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD MALTE STROMWALL

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RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD MALTE STROMWALL

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, April 17, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free-agent forward Malte Stromwall.

          Stromwall, 21, skated in 49 games with AIK of Allsvenskan in Sweden this season, registering 25 goals and 17 assists for 42 points, along with a plus-two rating and 26 penalty minutes. Stromwall ranked second in the league in goals and tied for seventh in the league in points this season. Also, he led all players 22 years old or younger in Allsvenskan in both goals and points in 2015-16. Stromwall, along with current Rangers prospect Robin Kovacs, helped AIK win the league championship in Allsvenskan.

          The 6-0, 185-pounder has played parts of the last three seasons with several teams in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) and Allsvenskan. Stromwall has skated in 87 career SHL games, recording nine goals and five assists for 14 points. Also, he has tallied 46 points (27 goals, 19 assists) in 55 career games in Allsvenskan.

          Before playing professional hockey in Sweden, Stromwall played two seasons of junior hockey with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Lulea, Sweden native skated in 130 regular season games with the Americans during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, registering 32 goals and 61 assists for 93 points, along with a plus-nine rating and 69 penalty minutes. Also, Stromwall tallied 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 20 WHL playoff games.

RANGERS: TWO HUGE POINTS ON THE LINE IN MONTREAL

Game PreviewNEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
Rangers: 42-24-8 (92 pts)
Canadiens: 34-35-6 (74 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 75th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set tonight, Mar. 26, against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six matchup at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). New York has earned at least one point in 10 of its last 14 games (8-4-2), including four of its last five contests (3-1-1). The Blueshirts have won 10 of their last 17 games (10-5-2), 15 of their last 24 games (15-6-3), and 18 of their last 29 games (18-8-3). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 27 of their last 39 games (23-12-4), including 26 of their last 37 games (22-11-4) and 25 of their last 35 games (21-10-4). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 42-24-8 record this season (92 points). Continue reading

RANGERS: SOMETHING BRUIN WITH RANGERS? NEW YORK TOPS BOSTON

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–        HOME COOKING – The Rangers have registered at least 25 home wins in two consecutive seasons for the first time since 2007-08 and 2008-09. The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 16 of their last 20 home games (14-4-2), including 14 of their last 17 home games (12-3-2). New York has posted a 24-7-2 record in its last 33 home games. The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 27 of their last 34 home games (24-7-3) and in 28 of 36 home games in 2015-16 (25-8-3). The Rangers rank second in the NHL in wins (25) and points (53) at home this season. The Rangers lead the NHL in goals per game at home this season (3.28; 118 goals in 36 home games). Continue reading

OXNARD: PACK PROCURE POINT PUSHING PROVIDENCE PAST PRIMARY PERIODS

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Providence Bruins 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2 (OT)

BY: Phil Oxnard, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 23, 2016 – A six-game Hartford Wolf Pack win streak ended Wednesday night at the XL Center, in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Providence Bruins.

Alexander Khokhlachev’s second goal of the game was the game-winner, scored at 2:15 of overtime.  Brandon DeFazio had the other Providence goal, and Austin Czarnik assisted on all three Bruin scores.  Daniel Paille and Nick Tarnasky scored for the Wolf Pack and Marek Hrivik had two assists.  Magnus Hellberg made 29 saves.

The loss also ended a Hartford streak of ten straight wins in games that went beyond regulation.

The Wolf Pack’s weakness in their special teams play was a major issue in the game, as the Wolf Pack went 0-for-6 on the power play and Providence was 2-for-3. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ORLANDO LIGHT UP SKAPSKI IN WIN

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THREE-GOAL THIRD BOOSTS ORLANDO PAST GREENVILLE

Combs’ scores twice for Swamp Rabbits in 6-3 loss to Solar Bears

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Orlando, FL Jack Combs scored twice for the second consecutive game, but Orlando’s Rylan Schwartz netted two goals of his own, helping the Solar Bears (31-24-8) to a 6-3 victory over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-27-9), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, at the Amway Center on Wednesday. In the end, a trio of third-period goals was the difference for Orlando.

Aside from Combs, Scott Fleming also found the back of the net for Greenville, while Schwartz (2g, 2a) joined Denver Manderson (3a) and Johnny McInnis (1g, 2a) with multiple points for Orlando. The loss dropped the Swamp Rabbits to 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings, and the team continues to sit seven points behind Elmira for the final playoff spot.

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FUEHRING: RABBITS LOOK TO START RUN TO PLAYOFFS TONIGHT

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Both teams on the outside looking in as final meeting kicks off at 7 p.m. this evening

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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THE STORY COMING IN

Crucial points are on the line this evening as the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, face the Orlando Solar Bears at the Amway Center for the final time this season. Both teams are battling for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, with the ninth-place Solar Bears just three points ahead of 12th-place Greenville. The Swamp Rabbits are seven points behind Elmira for the final playoff position with just nine games left in the regular season. Greenville enters tonight’s contest on a three-game point streak (1-0-2), but is coming off of a 4-3 shootout loss to South Carolina on Sunday. Jack Combs (2g, 1a) and Scott Fleming (1g, 1a) each recorded multiple points that afternoon, but Marcus Perrier scored twice for the Stingrays and Brandon Magee netted the shootout winner. Greenville is looking to earn at least a point in four straight games for the first time since a streak that spanned from Dec. 19 – Jan. 3. Continue reading

RANGERS: RANGERS ROLLER COASTER SEASON BACK ON THE CLIMB

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–        BOUNCE BACK – The Rangers have earned 13 straight wins in the game immediately following a regulation loss, dating back to Dec. 22, 2015, vs. Anaheim. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Blueshirts’ 13-game winning streak in contests immediately following a regulation loss is the longest within one season in franchise history.

–        NINETY-NINE – Following tonight’s win, the Rangers have earned 90 points this season. The Blueshirts have registered at least 90 points in nine of 11 seasons since 2005-06.

–        HOME COOKING – The Rangers have won at least one point in 15 of their last 19 home games (13-4-2), including 13 of their last 16 home games (11-3-2). New York has posted a 23-7-2 record in their most recent 32 home games. The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 26 of their last 33 home games (23-7-3) and 27 of 35 home games in 2015-16 (24-8-3).

–        WINNING WAYS – New York has earned at least one point in nine of its last 13 games (7-4-2). The Blueshirts have won nine of their last 16 games (9-5-2), 14 of their last 23 games (14-6-3), and 17 of their last 28 games (17-8-3). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 26 of their last 38 games (22-12-4), including 25 of their last 36 games (21-11-4) and 24 of their last 34 games (20-10-4). Continue reading

FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY Week 23: March 21 – March 27

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Week 23: March 21 – March 27

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-26-9), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned at least, one point in each of their three games last week as the club battled Atlanta and South Carolina in its 11th three-games-in-three-days series of the season. Greenville went 1-0-2 and gained sole possession of 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings, placing the club seven points outside of a playoff spot with nine games remaining in the regular season.

Brian Hart and Kodie Curran each found the back of the net on Friday, but the Swamp Rabbits opened the week with a 3-2 overtime loss when Atlanta’s Max Everson completed his first pro hat trick with the game-winner just 36 seconds into the extra session. Between the pipes, Mackenzie Skapski played well and stopped 34 shots, but suffered the overtime loss on SANDLAPPER Securities Rink.

Twenty-four hours later, Skapski and the Swamp Rabbits responded with a 5-0 shredding of the Gladiators at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia. The 21-year-old goaltender halted all 29 shots he faced to record his first ECHL shutout, and his first overall since he blanked the AHL’s Providence Bruins on March 27, 2015 with Hartford. Offensively, Greenville received goals from five different skaters, including Jack Combs game-winner just 26 seconds into the first period.

Combs continued his hot streak on Sunday by scoring twice in regulation, once in a shootout, and adding an assist against South Carolina, but the Swamp Rabbits suffered a 4-3 shootout loss to the Stingrays in their final meeting at the North Charleston Coliseum. Marcus Perrier notched two goals for South Carolina while Greenville surrendered a pair of two-goal leads in the setback. Despite the loss, the Swamp Rabbits collected one point and improved to 65 points this season. Greenville concluded the season series with a record of 5-4-2 against the Stingrays. Continue reading

RANGERS: DESPERATELY SEEKING CONFIDENCE IN FLORIDA

Game PreviewNEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS
Monday, Mar. 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 40-24-8 (88 pts)
Panthers: 40-23-9 (89 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 73rd game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 21, against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has earned at least one point in eight of its last 12 games (6-4-2). The Blueshirts have won eight of their last 15 games (8-5-2), 13 of their last 22 games (13-6-3), and 16 of their last 27 games (16-8-3). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 25 of their last 37 games (21-12-4), including 24 of their last 35 games (20-11-4) and 23 of their last 33 games (19-10-4). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 40-24-8 record this season (88 points). Continue reading