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RANGERS CONTINUE AUDITIONS FOR 18-19 TEAM IN CAROLINA

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES
Monday, Mar. 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 30-32-7 (67 pts)
Hurricanes: 30-27-11 (71 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 70th game of the 2017-18 season tomorrow, Mar. 12, against the Carolina Hurricanes in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in five of their last seven games (3-2-2 record) and have won three of their last six contests (3-2-1 record). Including tomorrow’s game, 10 of the Rangers’ final 13 regular season games in 2017-18 are against teams in the Metropolitan Division, and the Blueshirts will play at least one more game against each of their seven Metropolitan Division opponents before the end of the regular season. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS LAND J.T. HENKE, SIGN BRAD BARONE 

TOSTI: Swamp Rabbits Land J.T. Henke, Sign Brad Barone

Greenville inks leading scorer from Lake Superior State University and third-year netminder from Roanoke.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that the team has signed forward J.T. Henke and goaltender Brad Barone. Henke signs his first pro hockey contract after leading Lake Superior State University in scoring during two of the last three seasons. Barone joins the Swamp Rabbits for the second time this season. The goaltender was first called upon as an emergency backup goaltender on Oct. 20.

Henke, 23, played the last three seasons in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, logging 109 games with the Lakers. As a sophomore at Lake Superior State, Henke led the program with 22 points (10G, 12A) and posted 30 points (10G, 20A) the following year. The senior from Trenton, Michigan once again led his alma mater in scoring, netting nine goals and adding 18 assists this season. Henke recorded a hat-trick six games into his collegiate career and tied his career high three-point outing four other times.

The 5-foot-9 winger played one season at the University of Maine in 2013-14, earning eight points (1G, 7A). He left the program after one season and returned to his junior hockey team, the Jersey Hitmen for the 2014-15 campaign. Henke tallied 115 points (42G, 73A) in 84 games in two seasons with Jersey. Before taking the ice with the Hitmen, Swamp Rabbits newest forward played 41 games in the USHL for the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Tri-City Storm collecting 18 points (6G, 12A) in 2011-12.

Barone, 27, has played 100 pro games in his first three seasons spanning three leagues and five teams. The third-year pro was part of the Swamp Rabbits roster earlier this season, suiting up as an emergency backup goaltender on Oct. 20. The 6-foot netminder from Medfield, Massachusetts has won six of his last seven games in the SPHL and leads the league with a .920 save percentage. Barone has earned a 41-34-3-2 career record with four shutouts, 2.71 goals against average, and .919 save percentage. The Boston College alum began his career in the FHL and eventually made his ECHL debut with the Atlanta Gladiators on Mar. 5, 2016, facing Greenville in relief.

The Swamp Rabbits travel to Estero, Florida to face the Florida Everblades for two games this weekend at Germain Arena.

THE REBUILD ON THE ICE BEGINS IN VANCOUVER

NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, 10:00 p.m. ET
Rogers ArenaVancouver, BC
Rangers: 27-30-6 (60 pts)
Canucks: 24-32-7 (55 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 64th game of the 2017-18 season and begin a three-game road trip tomorrow, Feb. 28, against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena (10:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Beginning with tomorrow’s contest, the Blueshirts play three consecutive games against Pacific Division opponents. In addition, tomorrow’s game is the beginning of a stretch in which the Rangers will play five of their next six games on the road. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (SUN) PACK SHUT DOWN AND OUT IN BRIDGEPORT

CRAWFORD: (SUN) PACK SHUT DOWN AND OUT IN BRIDGEPORT

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 0

Bridgeport, CT, February 18, 2018 – Christopher Gibson stopped 22 shots for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Sunday, to shut out the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-0, at Webster Bank Arena, in the last of six straight road games for the Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack, who had recovered from a 2-0 third-period deficit the night before at Lehigh Valley, to win 3-2 in a shootout, finished the six-game trip 3-3-0-0.

Travis St. Denis scored twice for Bridgeport Sunday, and Steve Bernier had a goal and an assist.  Brandon Halverson made 37 saves for the Wolf Pack.

“I thought we had a good first period, both teams exchanged chances back and forth, we were able to get a few chances generated in the offensive zone,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.  “But then we had a couple breakdowns with puck decisions, and it’s in the back of our net.  When you come in here having to travel, getting in late, you still have to find ways to recognize what’s going on in the game, and try to get the win.” Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (SAT) PACK KNOCK OFF SOUND TIGERS IN BRIDGEPORT

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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, November 11, 2017 – Dan Catenacci’s goal, his first of the season, at 12:03 of the third period lifted the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 2-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena.

The game was delayed for more than 45 minutes at the start of the third period by a problem with the ice around one of the nets.  The Wolf Pack outshot Bridgeport 13-11 in the third after the Sound Tigers had a combined 33-12 shots advantage in the first two periods.

“I thought the focus of the group was really strong,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.  “Obviously it was different than your normal American Hockey League game, with the delay, but I thought the players did a really good job staying on task and coming out with some jump in that third after the delay.” Continue reading

MSG NETWORK TO TELECAST LIVE RANGERS PRACTICE

MSG NETWORK TO TELECAST LIVE RANGERS PRACTICE

 “Rangers Training Camp Live” – Thursday, September 28 at 11:30 a.m. 

One-Hour Special to Give Blueshirts Fans Behind the Scenes Look at the 2017-18 Team, Plus Interviews w/Head Coach Alain Vigneault and Rangers Players

BY: The New York Rangers

New York, NY (September 26, 2017) – MSG Network will telecast “Rangers Training Camp Live,” a live, exclusive look at the team’s training camp session at the MSG Training Center on Thursday, September 28 starting at 11:30 a.m.  The hour-long special will be repeated on MSG later that evening at 10:00 p.m.

Hosted by Al Trautwig, “Rangers Training Camp Live” will offer fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at a Rangers training camp session, including practice, drills, and team scrimmage. The show will also feature interviews with players and coaches, including head coach Alain Vigneault, and analysis and a season preview from MSG’s Rangers voices, including Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti, and John Giannone.

The puck drops at the Rangers’ opening night on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. with a matchup against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden. Coverage of the opener begins at 6:30 pm on MSG.

Sam Rosen, the recipient of the 2016 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame, returns for his 34th season as the play-by-play voice of the Rangers and will be joined by in-game analyst Joe Micheletti, back for his 12th season. Al Trautwig will serve as host of Rangers telecasts for all home games and Bill Pidto will handle host responsibilities for all road games. John Giannone will resume his reporter duties for all Rangers games while a rotation of expert analysts will handle pregame, intermission, and postgame analysis including Steve Valiquette, Ron Duguay, and Dave Maloney. All Rangers games will also appear on ESPN 98.7 radio with versatile play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert calling the action and the aforementioned former Rangers great and captain Maloney handling the analysis. Don La Greca will serve as back up play-by-play announcer for games on ESPN 98.7.

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD PAUL CAREY

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD PAUL CAREY

BY: The New York Rangers 

NEW YORK, July 1, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free-agent forward Paul Carey.

          Carey, 28, skated in 55 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17, registering 24 goals and 31 assists for 55 points, along with a plus-14 rating and 29 penalty minutes. Carey established AHL career-highs in several categories during the past season, including goals, assists, points, plus/minus rating, power play goals (eight), and game-winning goals (six). He led the Bears in points per game (1.00) and game-winning goals, tied for the team lead in goals, ranked third in power play goals and shots on goal (122), ranked fourth in assists and points, and ranked fifth in plus/minus rating in 2016-17. Carey was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending on March 19, 2017, as he registered eight points (six goals, two assists) in three contests during the week. He tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in four playoff contests with Hershey during the past season. In addition, Carey skated in six NHL regular season games and one NHL playoff game with Washington in 2016-17.

          The 6-1, 200-pounder has skated in 287 career AHL games over parts of six seasons (2011-12 – 2016-17), registering 79 goals and 103 assists for 182 points, along with a plus-six rating and 146 penalty minutes. Over the last two seasons (2015-16 and 2016-17), Carey has recorded 86 points (37 goals, 49 assists), including nine game-winning goals, and has posted a plus-16 rating in 99 AHL contests. He has also notched three points (two goals, one assist) in eight career AHL playoff games.

          Carey has played 32 career NHL games over parts of four seasons (2013-14 – 2016-17) with Colorado and Washington, registering one goal and one assist for two points, along with a plus-two rating. He has not been assessed a penalty thus far in his NHL career. Carey made his NHL debut with Colorado on March 12, 2014, vs. Chicago, and he registered his first career NHL assist/point on February 16, 2015, vs. Arizona. He has also skated in four playoff contests in his NHL career.

          Prior to beginning his professional career, Carey played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston College (2008-09 – 2011-12), where he was teammates with current Rangers, Kevin Hayes, and Chris Kreider. Carey recorded 86 points (45 goals, 41 assists) in 147 career collegiate games, including 56 points (31 goals, 25 assists) and a plus-32 rating in 82 games over his final two seasons. Carey helped Boston College win the National Championship twice (2009-10 and 2011-12), the Hockey East Championship three times (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12), and the Hockey East Regular Season Championship in 2011-12. He was also named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2011-12, as he tallied two goals in the NCAA Semifinals against Minnesota and one goal in the National Championship Game against Ferris State.

The Boston, Massachusetts, native was selected by Colorado in the fifth round, 135th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

CRAWFORD: DEVILS DOUBLE UP PACK

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Albany Devils 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, April 12, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 Wednesday night at the Times Union Center, but the Albany Devils would score five straight after that, on their way to a 6-3 victory.

Jacob MacDonald had a goal and two assists for Albany, and Miles Wood added a goal and an assist.  John Gilmour and Marek Hrivik scored for the Wolf Pack, and Nicklas Jensen netted his 30th goal of the season with 0.5 seconds left in the third period.  Ty Ronning and Tommy Hughes also had two assists apiece.

“It’s the small details, again,” Jensen said, “turning pucks over, myself included.  It’s just those little things that kind of bite us, where we’ve got to make the right play.  And they scored on their chances, especially when we gave it to them, and special teams weren’t the best.  That’s kind of what caught up to us, and we didn’t really find a way back.”

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CRAWFORD: PACK BEATEN IN BRIDGEPORT

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Bpt Sound Tigers 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, April 8, 2017 – Matt Carey and Dan Catenacci scored in the third period for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena, but the Wolf Pack could not fully recover from giving up three goals in the second, in a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Bridgeport’s entire offense came in a span of 2:01 in the second frame, on goals by Travis St. Denis, Ben Holmstrom and Ryan Pulock.  Eamon McAdam made 19 saves to get the win in the Bridgeport net.  Brandon Halverson stopped 33 shots for the Wolf Pack.

“It seems to be a trend right now, where we get down early in the game, or midway through the game, and then we turn it up in the third period in desperation mode,” Catenacci said.  “And that’s something we can’t be doing.  We have to play that way from the start of the game.”

After a scoreless first period, the Sound Tigers started their scoring burst at 12:14 of the second, on St. Denis’ 11th goal of the season.  Michael Dal Colle took a shot from the right-wing side that Halverson denied, but St. Denis headed hard down the left side and shoved the rebound in.

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CRAWFORD: PACK LOSE A DEVIL OF A GAME IN ALBANY

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Albany Devils 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, April 1, 2017Nicklas Jensen had a goal and an assist for the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday at the Times Union Center, but Blake Pietila scored two power-play goals, including the third-period game-winner, for the Albany Devils in a 4-3 Albany victory.

Max Novak added a goal and an assist for the Devils, and Jacob MacDonald had three assists.  Marek Hrivik chipped in two assists for the Wolf Pack.

The two teams traded goals in the first period, the Devils scoring early and the Wolf Pack replying late.

Novak gave the Devils the game’s first lead 4:41 in, on a rebound.  MacDonald’s shot from the left point was stopped by Wolf Pack goaltender Chris Nell (26 saves), making his first pro appearance out of Bowling Green University, but the rebound came to Novak in front, and he poked it home. Continue reading