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TOSTI: GAME 4: SWAMP RABBITS LOOK TO RESPOND ON THE ROAD

GAME 4: SWAMP Rabbits Look to Respond on the Road

Greenville’s 2-1 series lead on the line in North Charleston tonight as the puck drops for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are back in action tonight for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal in North Charleston, SC. After Greenville took a 2-0 advantage in the series, South Carolina responded on home ice to earn a 6-0 win last night. Parker Milner earned a shutout in the game and Rob Flick led the scoring charge with two goals. After last night’s contest, the teams are even with 10 goals each in the series. Greenville and South Carolina will see each other for the 18th time this season and the tenth time in the Low Country. The Swamp Rabbits completed the regular season with a 3-4-1-0 record in North Charleston and 5-7-1-1 overall mark against their intra-state rival. Greenville has only lost back-to-back playoff games seven times in franchise history and is 9-6-1 following a postseason loss. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: April 17-23, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: April 17-23, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (24-46-4-2, 54 pts., .355) finished their 20th-anniversary 2016-17 season with a 6-3 loss Wednesday night at Albany, a 5-4 defeat in Utica Friday night and a 5-1 setback Saturday night at Springfield.  Nicklas Jensen scored his 30th goal of the season in Wednesday’s game, and then netted his 31st and 32nd Friday night, to finish second in the AHL in goals, just one behind league leader Wade Megan of the Chicago WolvesTaylor Beck had a pair of assists in Friday night’s game, giving him a total of 19 goals and 47 assists for 66 points in 56 games on the year between the Wolf Pack and the Bakersfield Condors, good for a tie for third in the AHL in assists and a tie for fourth in points.  Continue reading

RANGERS IN LA LOOKING TO DETHRONE ROYALTY

NEW YORK RANGERS at LOS ANGELES KINGS
Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017, 10:30 p.m. ET
STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
Rangers: 45-25-4 (94 pts)
Kings: 35-31-7 (77 pts)

 BY: The New York Rangers 

TODAY’S GAME

The Rangers play their 75th game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set today, Mar. 25, against the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center (10:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG+; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Rangers have earned at least one point in three of the last four games, four of the last six games, and six of the last nine contests. The Blueshirts have won 14 of their last 24 games (14-7-3), as well as 17 of their last 29 contests (17-9-3). The Rangers have posted a 45-25-4 record this season.

RANGERS VS. KINGS

  • All-Time: 68-45-16-3 (38-20-6-1 at home; 30-25-10-2 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Today’s game is the second of two meetings between the Rangers and Kings, and the only meeting between the two teams in Los Angeles. The Rangers have posted a 1-0-0 record (1-0-0 at home; 0-0-0 on the road) and defeated the Kings, 3-2, on Jan. 23 at MSG. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 of 38 shots he faced, and Mats Zuccarello tallied the game-winning goal in the third period.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in nine of their last 12 games against the Kings, dating back to Dec. 17, 2008 (6-3-3). 

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RANGERS “ON THE ROAD” IN NEW JERSEY TUESDAY TO START ANOTHER BACK-TO-BACK

NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Rangers: 45-24-3 (93 pts)
Devils: 26-33-12 (64 pts)

 BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 73rd game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set tomorrow, Mar. 21, against the New Jersey Devils in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won 14 of their last 22 games (14-6-2), as well as 17 of their last 27 contests (17-8-2). The Rangers have posted a 45-24-3 record this season. 

RANGERS VS. DEVILS

  • All-Time*: 114-89-27-8 (63-31-20-4 at home; 51-58-7-4 on the road) *Note: All-time record includes games against the Kansas City Scouts from 1974-75 – 1975-76 and the Colorado Rockies from 1976-77 – 1981-82
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the fourth of four meetings between the Rangers and Devils and the second of two meetings between the two teams in New Jersey. The Rangers have posted a 3-0-0 record (2-0-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road) and defeated the Devils, 4-3, in overtime in the last meeting between the two teams on Feb. 25 in New Jersey. The Blueshirts have outscored the Devils, 12-5, in the three contests. Chris Kreider leads all skaters with three goals and five points in the season series, while Mats Zuccarello leads all skaters with three assists and a plus-six rating.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 19 games against the Devils, dating back to Mar. 19, 2013 (13-4-2 record). New York has also earned at least one point in 12 of its last 14 contests against New Jersey, dating back to Dec. 7, 2013 (10-2-2 record).

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TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS CELEBRATE GREENVILLE

Swamp Rabbits Celebrate Greenville

Fluor and team celebrate community with live auction, craft beer, & book drive

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 Wolfpack will host Celebrate Greenville presented by Fluor on Friday, March 31st. The evening will also feature Craft Beer Night, and a book drive benefiting Greenville Literacy Association.

The team will wear specially designed ‘Celebrate Greenville’ jerseys during the game that will be available for fans to purchase during a live auction after the game. 100% of the auction proceeds will benefit the Golf for Greenville tournament charities: Center for Developmental Services, Homes for Hope, Science on the Move and the Salvation Army of Greenville. The Swamp Rabbits will also be hosting a Craft Beer festival prior to the game. Fans 21 and older can enjoy a pre-game event with craft beer tastings from local and regional breweries in the Upstate, food pairings and a Swamp Rabbits souvenir from the event. Continue reading

BECK: TITANS BEAT DASHERS ON LATE GOAL

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Titans Score Late, Defeat Dashers 3-2

BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings (with Tommy Pecoraro, Danbury Titans)

DANBURY, CTTaylor Bourne broke a 2-2 tie with the game-winning goal midway through the third period as the Danbury Titans defeated the visiting Danville Dashers 3-2 before 913 at the Danbury Ice Arena on Sunday night.

Bourne contributed a goal and an assist and was named the game’s First Star. Danbury’s Ludlow Harris, Jr., the game’s Second Star, also had a goal and an assist while Dalton Jay added two helpers. For the Dashers, Andrew Harrison had a goal and an assist and was named the game’s Third Star.

Following Harrison’s goal midway through the third frame to knot the score at two, the very next shift, the Titans regained the lead for good as Bourne was at the right place at the right time, firing home a loose puck in the slot, to make it 3-2.

In what could be a preview of the upcoming Commissioner’s Cup Finals, the league’s two hottest teams went right at each other from the drop of the opening puck.  

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PECORARO: (SAT) TITANS HOLD OFF RIVER DRIVERS, WIN 3-2

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Titans Hold Off River Drivers, Win 3-2

BY: Tommy Pecoraro, Danbury Titans

Danbury, CT  In what could be a Federal Hockey League playoff preview, Dalton Jay and Taylor Bourne each registered a goal and an assist, while Ryan Wilkinson added two helpers to lead the Danbury Titans to a crucial 3-2 win over the visiting Berlin River Drivers before 812 at the Danbury Ice Arena on Saturday night.

Both teams were looking to secure second place and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Commissioner’s Cup Playoffs. The playoffs start in three weeks. The Titans built a 3-1 lead and held on against a late Berlin charge to secure a 3-2 win.

In the third period, with the team nursing a 2-1 lead, the Titans got what would prove to be the game-winner at 7:55 of the third period.

Wilkinson was just barely able to avoid a huge center ice check from the River Drivers’ Vojtek Zemlicka. The puck got loose and was found by Jay who took it all the way to River Drivers’ netminder, Matt Kaludis (43 saves) and shot it over his shoulder to make it 3-1.

The River Drivers pressed to make it a one-goal game and were awarded a power play at 15:20 when Frankie Hart went off for holding.  Tyler Howe deflected a shot in front of Titan goaltender, Bobby Bowden (23 saves) and made it 3-2.

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RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD TIM GETTINGER

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD TIM GETTINGER

Rangers’ fifth round pick in 2016 NHL Entry Draft signs entry-level contract

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward, Tim Gettinger on an entry-level contract.

Gettinger, 18, has skated in 60 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season, registering 30 goals and 22 assists for 52 points, along with a plus-24 rating and 27 penalty minutes. He has established OHL career-highs in goals, points, and shots on goal (196) this season, and he has also tied OHL career-highs in assists and games played in 2016-17. Gettinger ranks third on the Greyhounds in goals and shots on goal and ranks fourth on the team in plus/minus rating this season. He has registered four multi-goal games in 2016-17, including his first two career hat tricks in the OHL, and he has also posted 13 multi-point games.

The 6-6, 217-pounder has skated in 174 career OHL games over three seasons (2014-15 – 2016-17), all with Sault Ste. Marie, registering 57 goals and 59 assists for 116 points, along with a plus-30 rating and 72 penalty minutes. Gettinger was selected to the OHL First All-Rookie Team in 2014-15 and participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game in 2015-16. He helped the Greyhounds advance to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons in the OHL, and he has recorded six points (two goals, four assists) in 18 career OHL playoff games.

The Cleveland, Ohio, native was selected by the Rangers in the fifth round, 141st overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK RETURN SPIRO GOULAKOS TO GREENVILLE

WOLF PACK RETURN SPIRO GOULAKOS TO GREENVILLE

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Defenseman has Seen Action in eight Games for Hartford

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, March 16, 2017:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has returned defenseman Spiro Goulakos to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

Goulakos, who had been recalled from Greenville February 28, has skated in eight contests for the Wolf Pack this year, contributing two assists and serving four minutes in penalties.  The second-year pro out of Colgate University has struck for 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points, and has 91 PIM, in 38 ECHL games with the Swamp Rabbits.

The Wolf Pack signed Goulakos to an AHL contract August 22, 2016.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is tomorrow night, Friday, March 17, when they travel to Hershey, PA for the first of back-to-back road games against the Bears.  Faceoff is 7:00 PM and all of the action can be heard live on News Radio 1410 WPOP, and on-line at newsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at ahllive.com.

The next Wolf Pack home game is next Friday, March 24 vs. the Providence Bruins.  That is a 7:15 PM game, and, as at all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games, fans can enjoy $1 and $2 beers through the start of the second period.

Tickets for all remaining Wolf Pack 2016-17 home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack’s 2016-17 AHL season can be found on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com.  To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.

CRAWFORD: THAT WAS QUICK – HALVERSON RECALLED (EMERGENCY BASIS)

RANGERS RECALL GOALTENDER BRANDON HALVERSON

FROM GREENVILLE ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

NEW YORK, March 9, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Brandon Halverson from the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL on an emergency basis.

Halverson, 20, has split this season between the Swamp Rabbits and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has appeared in 24 games with Hartford this season, posting a 9-14-0 record, along with a 3.40 GAA and a .886 SV%. Prior to being reassigned to Hartford from Greenville on Nov. 7, Halverson appeared in four games with the Swamp Rabbits, posting a 3-1-0 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .943 SV%, and 1 SO. He made 31 saves in his ECHL/professional debut on Oct. 14 at Florida, and he earned his first career ECHL/professional win/shutout on Oct. 19 at Norfolk, as he stopped all 27 shots he faced.

Halverson was recalled by the Rangers on Dec. 27 and served as the backup goaltender for the team’s contest that evening against Ottawa. He was assigned to Hartford by the Rangers on Dec. 28.

The 6-4, 212-pounder played three seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before beginning his professional career (2013-14 – 2015-16). In 112 career appearances with Sault Ste. Marie, Halverson posted a 72-28-7 record, along with a 2.83 GAA, a .909 SV%, and 8 SO. He established OHL career-highs in appearances (50), wins (40), GAA (2.63), SV% (.913), and SO (six) in 2014-15, and he became the first Rangers draft pick to earn 40 wins in one season of junior hockey.

Internationally, the Traverse City, Michigan, native has represented the United States in several tournaments. Halverson represented the United States at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2015 and 2016, and he helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. In three career appearances at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Halverson posted a 0.40 GAA and a .980 SV% (50 saves on 51 shots). He became the first goaltender who was drafted by the Rangers to play in two consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships since Henrik Lundqvist with Sweden in 2001 and 2002.

Halverson was selected by the Rangers in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.