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CANTLON: WOLF PACK WRAP UP DAY

Wolf Pack Wrap Up Day

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The XL Center arena was dark. The ice is gone. Almost no equipment remains in the locker room as the picture was that of a 2016-17  AHL season Hartford Wolf Pack clearly over. While it may be over for the players, for the off ice staff was still at work with their season-ending multiple tasks.

The only news of the day was that the New York Rangers will not be recalling as many players for the playoffs as there have in the past to be a part of the Black Aces squad. The Rangers are ready for a crucial Game 4 in their Best-of-Seven series with the Montreal Canadiens. The Rangers find themselves down two games to none. Magnus Hellberg, who was recalled earlier in the week was on the bench in the place on Antti Raanta. Hellberg may remain the only recall, but that remains undetermined.

“The list is truly not finalized as of yet. There are several contractual and other matters that need to be ironed out, but I can say there will be very few players going to New York,” Head Coach Ken Gernander said. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK SHUT OUT BY DEVILS (SATURDAY)

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

ALBANY, NY The Hartford Wolf Pack force met the unmovable object called the Albany Devils.

The Devils stingy defense and solid goaltending by former Wolf Pack netminder, Yann Danis, earned their fifth shutout of the season, 3-0 Saturday night before 8,124 at the Times Union Center.

The Wolf Pack’s record drops to 24-21-2-0 (50 points) remain in sixth place in the Atlantic Division and ninth in the conference. The New York Rangers’ AHL affiliates return to the XL Center on Friday night against the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins before heading to Bridgeport Saturday night for a battle with the Sound Tigers and end their three-in-three weekend with the Rochester Americans on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. Albany’s record advances to 26-12-7-0 (59 points)and they are now second in the North Division and third in the conference standings. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK LOSE IN ALBANY SATURDAY NIGHT

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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, February 6, 2016 – The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered just their second loss in the last 12 games Saturday night at the Times Union Center, falling 3-0 to former Wolf Pack goaltender Yann Danis and the Albany Devils.

Danis blanked Hartford for the second time on the season, making 21 saves.  He also had a shutout against the Wolf Pack November 7 in Hartford, with 24 saves in a 4-0 Devil win.  Magnus Hellberg, who had a shutout of his own for the Wolf Pack the night before, in a 5-0 victory at Portland, allowed three goals on 27 shots Saturday.

Mike Sislo had a goal and an assist for Albany, and Brandon Burlon added two assists.

“They came out flying,” Wolf Pack captain Ryan Bourque said of the Devils.  “You know coming into this building that’s the type of game you’re going to get.  It’s a very stingy game when you come in here, and I actually haven’t seen them come out that well in a long time.  It was tough right from the get-go, but I think we bounced back in the second and had a little push-back, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.  We didn’t have enough in the tank to get the job done tonight.” Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK SEASON ENDS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – When the Calder Cup Playoffs started there were sixteen team and for 15 of them, their first game will end with a loss. On Wednesday night, that loss came home and greeted the Wolf Pack after the Manchester Monarch’s completed their sweep of the Eastern Conference Finals series with a 3-1 win to advance to the Calder Cup Finals.

The Monarchs will play the winner of the Western Conference final currently going on between the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Utica Comets. That series is tied at one game each.

For the Wolf Pack, this was just the second time in the team’s playoff history that they have been swept. The only other time it happened was in a 1999 series with the Providence Bruins who went on to win the Calder Cup. Continue reading

GRENIER: PACK ELIMINATED BY MONARCHS

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Manchester Monarchs 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

BY: Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, May 27, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack dropped Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night to the Manchester Monarchs at the XL Center, by a score of 3-1.  The loss knocks Hartford out of the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Hartford’s lone goal came from Ryan Haggerty.  The goal was assisted by Oscar Lindberg and Carl KlingbergYann Danis had 28 saves on 31 shots.

Manchester had goals from Nic Dowd, Adrian Kempe, and Brian O’Neill.  J-F Berube stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: MONARCHS RULE GAME TWO OF ECF

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Manchester Monarchs 7, Hartford Wolf Pack 4

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Manchester, NH, May 23, 2015 – Michael Mersch scored a hat trick, and Sean Backman had two goals and an assist, for the Manchester Monarchs Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Arena, in a 7-4 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack in Game Two of the teams’ best-of-seven, Eastern Conference Final series.

Manchester now leads the series two games to none. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK DROP OPENER OF ECF TO MONARCHS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

After a deadlocked first, the Manchester Monarchs got two goals in the second period and that was enough to hold off the comeback attempt by the Hartford Wolf Pack edging them out 3-2 and taking Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday night at the Verizon Wireless Center.

Entering the third frame down a pair of goals, the Wolf Pack fought their way back into the contest and caught a break to get that close.

Just after killing off a Brady Skjei minor penalty, the Pack broke out of their own zone with Mat Bodie feeding Chris Bourque on the right wing. The swift skating Bourque came across the blue line on the right wing side, hesitated a second and drilled a shot wide to the short-side. The puck came off the back boards to the left wing side where, Bodie, who was pinching in, got to it first ahead of the Monarchs’ Colin Miller. Bodie then fired a shot that beat Jean-Sebastian Berube on the short-side as the Monarchs’ starting netminder was late getting over to his right at 6:03.

Ultimately though, it was too little too late for the visitors. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK DROP FIRST GAME OF ECF

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Manchester Monarchs 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Manchester, NH, May 21, 2015 – Michael Mersch scored two goals, including the second-period game-winner, Thursday night at Verizon Wireless Arena, to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 3-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack, in the opener of the teams’ best-of-seven, Eastern Conference Final series.

Oscar Lindberg and Mat Bodie had the Wolf Pack goals, and Chris Bourque assisted on both.  Yann Danis made 22 saves in the Hartford net.  Nic Dowd scored the other Monarch goal and J-F Berube made 24 saves.

The Monarchs dominated the opening shift, and would score just 35 seconds into the series.  Mersch got his seventh of the postseason, jamming a rebound past Danis, after he stopped a shot from the left point by Andrew Bodnarchuk. Continue reading

GRENIER: LIKE PARENT, LIKE AFFILIATE – HWP ADVANCE TO EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

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Hartford Wolf Pack 6, Hershey Bears 3

BY: Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, May 15, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack advanced to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals Friday night at the XL Center, defeating the Hershey Bears 6-3 in Game Six of the teams’ best-of-seven, second-round playoff series.

The victory gave the Wolf Pack a four-games-to-two triumph in the series, and earned Hartford a matchup with the AHL regular-season champion Manchester Monarchs in the Conference Final.

Marek Hrivik led the way for the Wolf Pack in Game Six, scoring a hat trick, and Chris Bourque had three assists.  Joey Crabb notched the shorthanded game-winning goal and had an assist.  Yann Danis stopped 23 of the 26 shots he faced. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK SHOCK BEARS IN OT OF GM 5 – TAKE 3-2 SERIES LEAD

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Chris Mueller’s shorthanded goal in overtime, his second goal of the game, gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a come from behind 5-4 win over the Hershey Bears in Game Five of the Best-of-Seven series in front of 6,391 at the Giant Center Wednesday night.

The win gave the Pack a three-games-to-two lead in the series and gave the team the opportunity to eliminate the Bears Friday night at the XL Center in Game 6 at 7pm.

Chad Nehring made the winning play possible.

The center first blocked a Jon Landry left point shot, then intercepted a Casey Wellman pass meant for Landry and started a rush back up ice.

Going up the left wing, Nehring launched a shot stick-side on Bears goaltender Phillipp Grubauer. The puck rebounded and Nehring followed it in and took it away from Landry. Nehring came out the left side of the net, passed the biscuit to Mueller who in turn flipped it high to the glove side for his fifth of the playoffs at 11:39. The goal came just 26 seconds after the Pack was hit with, “Too Many Men,” bench minor. Continue reading