Around the Farm: McIlrath nets first pro goal in Wolfpack win

October 6, 2013, by

Dylan McIlrath notched his first professional goal, scoring the eventual game winner in Hartford’s 4-3 win over the Albany Devils. McIlrath scored 4:36 into the third period, and the goal held up as the winner. J.T. Miller (2 goals, 1 assist), Chris Kreider (1 goal), and Danny Kristo (2 assists) also had strong games.

Up north, Anthony Duclair and MacKenzie Skapski were in action for their respective CHL teams. Overseas, Calle Andersson notched an assist in Malmo’s 4-2 victory. Be sure to check after the jump for all the scoring lines for the prospects in action today/tonight.

  • CHL
    • Anthony Duclair (Quebec, QMJHL; OTL 3-2 ): 0 G, 1 A, 4 PIM, Even
      • Took a slashing penalty with 4 minutes left in the game that allowed Blainville-Boisbriand to tie the game.
    • MacKenzie Skapski (Kootenay, WHL): Did not play
  • International
    • Calle Andersson (Malmo; HockeyAllsvenskan, W 4-2): 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, Even
  • AHL (W 4-3)
Categories : Around the Farm


  1. Frank Cerbone says:

    Kreider did score a goal, and Kreider did create a screen on McIlrath’s goal. So Kreider should be a +2 correct…….NOT!

    Kreider just does not have a clue defensively, was still a +0 for the night, because he got caught up ice a couple of times…..Kreider just doesn’t get it defensively….NO HOCKEY SENSE AT ALL…JUST A DEFENSIVE LIABILITY.

    • Spozo says:

      I’m very curious about this.

      Did you actually watch this game? How do you know that Kreider was caught up ice during the goals he was on the ice for?

      • Mikeyyy says:

        He doesn’t. He just doesn’t like kreider. Hasn’t from the beginning with some bs article he claims to have been written, which I have searched for extensively but can’t seem to find and he is unable to post a link for. Dude scored a goal, put a puck in the net and contributed which Ss more than I can say for frank. Pretty sure Kreider is going to prove him wrong and make him eat his words.

        But wait. Lindberg was a 0-0-0 and 0 for the night. Did he get caught up ice too? Sorry Frankie your burning cred with each post, maybe time for a new approach instead of posting the same comment on multiple blogs.

        You need to start backing up your words with some statistical background instead of the thn said this 3 years ago bit. Getting old

        • Dave says:

          Everyone is entitled to their opinions. If you get to the point where there is no point in responding, then just ignore.

    • RangerSmurf says:

      Hey Genius.

      Kreider’s goal was a PP goal, so at best he’d have been +1. So he was on for a single goal against. BFD.

  2. Walt says:

    Good for McIlrath, I hope this kid developes well, and can join the big club in the near future!

    I’m also pulling for the Kristo, and Lindberg kids!!!!

  3. Frank Cerbone says:

    Went thru this grief numerous times when Ranger fans stood by Sather & Clark defending their selections of Jessiman, Sanguinetti, Skjei, Montoya, trading up to get Korpikoski, and then

    Got banned from Blueshirt Banter when I
    questioned the signing of Boogard when he had spent part of the year prior at Minnesota in rehab for opiate addiction. Seems Dolan had been in rehab once, so maybe Dolan felt a connection
    for drug addiction as well.

    I even got more mad when Boogard, who was out with a concussion, was seen at various clubs during the week drinking and getting high.

    Because of my posts, I think, Blueshirt Banter was not seated at the Ranger’s table at the NHL draft as they had been expecting. Funny how Aaron Boogard was seated at the Ranger’s draft table, and even introduced the Ranger’s #1 selection.

    Not a problem, Aaron Boogard was later indicted for tampering with evidence and the Rangers look like their organization and Minnesota, maybe even the NHL are being sued by the Boogard family.

    • Dave says:

      First things first: Get over yourself. You are not the reason why Jim had some issues with the league. Everyone and their mother is aware that bloggers cannot control the comments. You were not the reason.

      Second: You were banned from Banter bc of your insensitive, immature, and downright nasty comments about Boogaard. That’s it.

      Third: Everyone here is entitled to their own opinion, yours included. However, when you start attacking people here or making stupid comments (see point #2 above), you will be taken care of swiftly.

      This is your first and final warning: Keep your shit in line. You can have your opinion, post as much as you like. We welcome it. However, we will not tolerate outright bashing of a player whom you have never met, interacted with, and who was the tragic victim of his addiction.

    • Lenny says:

      Clarke not there when Jessiman, Montoya and Sanguinetti selected. That was the Renney, Maloney duo.

  4. Frank Cerbone says:


    Gordie Clark was hired from the Islanders in 2002; the year before the Jessiman draft.

    Before the 2003 NHL Draft, MSG had a weekly series
    about the Rangers preparing, working out players for the coming 2003 draft. Maloney was VERY HIGH on Parise, but something happened. Gordie Clark, who is from the Boston area got Sather’s ear and convinced Sather that Jessiman was his #1 PLAYER rated for the 2003 draft and that Parise was too small & lacked the stamina to last an entire NHL season. The 2003 NHL draft was the beginning of the end for Maloney, because Sather was LOUDLY BOOED after the Jessiman selection. Parise and just about everybody else except Brian Boyle became stars that were selected in the 2003 draft.

    After the 2003 NHL draft fiasco, MSG never renewed
    that pre draft series again.

    After the 2010 draft, even scout Crister Rockstrom was let go.