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COWBOYS BEAT GIANTS SUNDAY AFTERNOON, NOW RANGERS CHALLENGE STARS MONDAY NIGHT

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DALLAS STARS
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 16-11-2 (34 pts)
Dallas: 16-13-1 (33 pts)

The New York Rangers’ 2017-18 Media Guide can be found via the following link: HERE

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 30th game of the 2017-18 season tonight, Dec. 11, against the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has earned a win in seven of its last nine games (7-2-0 record), and the Rangers have outscored their opponents, 35-20, over the last nine games. The Blueshirts have won 13 of their last 17 games (13-4-0 record) and 15 of their last 21 contests (15-6-0 record). In addition, the Rangers have earned at least one point in 17 of their last 23 games (15-6-2 record). Continue reading

O’REILLY: PACK FIND A WAY TO WIN, BEAT AMERICANS IN SO

O’REILLY: PACK FIND A WAY TO WIN, BEAT AMERICANS IN SO

     VERSUS    

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Rochester Americans 2 (SO) 

BY: Meghan O’Reilly, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, December 9, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack went to overtime for the fourth game in a row Saturday night at the XL Center and were ultimately able to walk away with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Rochester Americans.

Chris Nell made 28 saves in the Hartford net to get the win, while Rochester’s Linus Ullmark was credited with 24. Peter Holland scored two of the three goals for the Wolf Pack, and also scored in the shootout.

Holland opened the scoring at 12:26 of the first period, getting one around Ullmark for his first goal in four games with the Wolf Pack. Assists were given to Scott Kosmachuk and Cole Schneider.

The only scoring in the second period was a C.J. Smith goal at 13:20, a shot just past Nell’s glove side.

The Wolf Pack broke the 1-1 tie on a third-period power play. After Eric Cornel was called for high sticking when he hit Dan DeSalvo in the face at 5:28, Holland scored on the man advantage at 6:48. Anthony DeAngelo and Adam Tambellini were credited with the assists. Continue reading

RANGERS INVEST IN WASHINGTON, LOOK TO SQUEEZE OUT CAPITAL(S)

NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C.
Rangers: 15-10-2 (32 pts)
Capitals: 17-11-1 (35 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers 

The New York Rangers’ 2017-18 Media Guide can be found via the following link HERE:

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 28th game of the 2017-18 season and begin a back-to-back set tomorrow, Dec. 8, against the Washington Capitals in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Capital One Arena (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Tomorrow’s game is the third of four consecutive contests the Rangers are playing against Metropolitan Division opponents. New York has earned a win in six of its last seven games (6-1-0 record), and the Rangers have outscored their opponents, 28-14, over the last seven games. The Blueshirts have won 12 of their last 15 games (12-3-0 record) and 14 of their last 19 contests (14-5-0 record). In addition, the Rangers have earned at least one point in 16 of their last 21 games (14-5-2 record). Continue reading

TOSTI: ROUND THREE BETWEEN SWAMP RABBITS AND STINGRAYS TONIGHT

Tosti: Round Three Between Swamp Rabbits and Stingrays Tonight

Greenville hosts its in-state rival for the second time this season, wrapping up a 3-in-5 against South Carolina this week.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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RABBITS TAILS
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (12-8-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, and the South Carolina Stingrays (11-4-3-1) take the ice tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Greenville has traded games with the Stingrays in two straight meetings with their rival. Tonight’s rubber match pits one of the ECHL’s top offenses against one of the top defenses. The Stingrays have allowed only 52 goals against this season, tied for second-fewest in the league, while Greenville’s 89 goals are more than any other club. Greenville plays for the second consecutive Thursday night and will be at home for the next three Thursday nights as well. The Swamp Rabbits are 2-0-0-0 in Thursday games this season and are 9-2-0-0 in the last two years.

PLENTY OF MEETINGS THIS YEAR
Greenville will play the South Carolina Stingrays more than any other opponent this season. The Swamp Rabbits play 12 games against their intrastate rival this season and will drop the puck for the sixth time tonight. In the first five games, Greenville has produced a 2-2-1-0 record against the Stingrays and won its only game on home ice. The Swamp Rabbits will play the Stingrays two more times later this month. The teams will not meet again until Mar. 6 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY: EDITION 8

TOSTI: Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 8

Greenville capitalizes on late game heroics to defeat Florida and South Carolina and prepares for another loaded week of South Division games.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

GREENVILLE, SC Plenty of extra hockey to go around for The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (12-7-2-0), the proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, produced a pair of wins against two of the South Division’s top teams. On Thursday night in Greenville, the Swamp Rabbits topped the Florida Everblades 5-4 in a shootout. Ty Rimmer held off an avalanche of shots in net, making 47 saves as the teams traded leads in the contest. Greenville’s 3-1 advantage in the first period was powered by Branden Troock, Joe Houk, and Caleb Herbert who tallied three goals in 2 minutes and 14 seconds. Florida regained the lead in the third period, but Herbert tallied the tying goal with less than seven minutes remaining, eventually forcing overtime and then a shootout. The ECHL’s leading scorer netted the only goal in the shootout while Rimmer backstopped the Swamp Rabbits win with a perfect 3-for-3 effort in goal. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: November 27-December 3, 2017

CRAWFORD: WP WEEKLY: Nov 27-Dec 3, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (7-11-2-1, 17 pts., .405) played three games over the Thanksgiving weekend, resulting in a 7-3 loss at Bridgeport on Friday night, a 4-1 home defeat vs. Hershey on Saturday and a 4-2 setback in Springfield on Sunday.  Adam Cracknell scored his first two Wolf Pack goals in Friday’s game, Adam Tambellini had the only Hartford tally on Saturday and Alexandar Georgiev stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced in Sunday’s contest.

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

This week:

The Wolf Pack have a Wednesday-night home date with their I-91 rivals the Springfield Thunderbirds this week at 7:00 PM and then head west for a two-game road trip.  The Pack will be in Rochester on Friday night for a 7:05 game, and then will make their lone visit of the year to Toronto on Saturday.  Faceoff for that game is 4:00. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: GILMOUR REBUILDING

CANTLON’S CORNER: Gilmour Rebuilding

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack were preparing for their first three-games-in-three-days in two weeks after a split on the road in Rochester and Utica last weekend.

For Keith McCambridge, he is happy the direction the team is taking.

“I don’t think we were up and down in the early part of hockey season; things take time to take shape. We’re excited about the energy in practice and in games. We’ve been able to pull some points out of some games, except Rochester. This all part of the development process. In Utica, we played a complete 200-foot game and were developing that identity.”

The Pack will face three Atlantic divisional opponents this weekend. They’ll take to the road to Bridgeport on Friday, Springfield on Sunday afternoon. Sandwiched in-between is a Hartford visit on Saturday to Hershey as part of hockey a holiday doubleheader with UCONN the first game at 3:00pm a non-conference meeting with RIT.  Continue reading

RANGERS LOOK TO GET BACK ON THE WINNING ROAD TONIGHT

NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
Rangers: 9-8-2 (20 pts)
Blue Jackets: 11-7-1 (23 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

The New York Rangers’ 2017-18 Media Guide can be found via the following link: HERE

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 20th game of the 2017-18 season tonight, Nov. 17, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Nationwide Arena (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG+; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won six of their last seven games (6-1-0 record) and eight of their last 11 contests (8-3-0 record). In addition, the Rangers have earned at least one point in 10 of their last 13 games (8-3-2 record). Continue reading

TOSTI: NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST JOE EVERSON PARTNERS WITH SWAMP RABBITS

TOSTI: Nationally Acclaimed Artist Joe Everson Partners with Swamp Rabbits

Joe Everson paints his wildly famous “Battle of Iwo Jima” tribute while singing the Star-Spangled Banner for the very first time at the Swamp Rabbits Heroes Night on March 5, 2016. Joe has traveled the country for over a year, dazzling fans with his rendition of the National Anthem.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are pleased to announce that nationally recognized artist Joe Everson has returned as the team’s Official Artist for the 2017-18 season.

Joe’s famous rendition of the National Anthem, which involves him singing the Star-Spangled Banner, while simultaneously painting the iconic scene at the Battle of Iwo Jima, has been seen across the country both live and on the internet. His viral videos have amassed more than 140 million views.

The Taylors Mill, South Carolina resident debuted his anthem performance with the Swamp Rabbits nearly two years ago and has traveled the country with his unique presentation ever since.

In addition to creating a painting for Star Wars Night tomorrow at 7 p.m., Joe has plans to design a Smash Car for the annual Stick it to Cancer Night Presented by Bon Secours on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Joe is also planning to unveil a brand new National Anthem painting at the Swamp Rabbits Heroes Night on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018.

For more information on Joe Everson and his collection of work available for purchase online, please visit JoeEverson.com.

STAR WARS NIGHT | TOMORROW, November 17 | 7 p.m.
Don’t be the last Jedi to get tickets to the Swamp Rabbits annual Star Wars Night! Get four tickets to the game, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and a Swamp Rabbits souvenir by purchasing a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack for $60. Meet your favorite Star Wars characters at the game as the Swamp Rabbits take on the Orlando Solar Bears.

POST GAME SKATE | Sunday, November 19 | 3 p.m.
Skate with the pros on Sunday after the Swamp Rabbits take on the Orlando Solar Bears. Join the team on the ice after the game for a free skate when you bring your skates to the game. Skate rentals are also available for fans at the game. To grab a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack or get more information, head to SwampRabbits.com.

CANTLON: (SUN) LAVAL TRIPS PACK IN OVERTIME 3-2

CANTLON: (SUN) Laval Trips Pack In OT 3-2

     VERSUS      

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT Daniel Audette’s wrist shot in overtime gave the Laval Rocket a 3-2 win on the road over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center on Sunday afternoon.

“I like our game for 63 minutes. After last night’s game, Daniel (Audette) came down with a nice shot because (Alexander Georgiev) played very well against us. It had to be the right shot to beat him,” Laval’s head coach and ex-Wolf, Pack Sylvain Lefebvre, said. Continue reading