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Jan
13

Former Pack Cracknell scores twice as Laval tops Hartford

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Laval Rocket 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

Laval, Quebec, January 12, 2018 – The Hartford Wolf Pack could not overcome a 3-0 first-period deficit Friday night at Place Bell, and lost 4-2 to the Laval Rocket.

Former Wolf Pack forward Adam Cracknell scored twice for Laval, including the shorthanded game-winner, and Eric Gelinas had a goal and an assist. Cole Schneider and Ryan Sproul had the Wolf Pack goals.

“We’re in a building where we know there’s going to be lots of electricity and excitement to start,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said. “We’re developing guys to play in pressure situations like that, and I didn’t think that we responded well to the push that they had. They played a physical game to start, got us on our heels, and some guys weren’t able to handle that. I thought as the game got going, we found our traction, found our structure and were able to generate some scoring chances.”

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Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 (SO)

Bridgeport, CT, January 10, 2018 – Marek Mazanec made a team season-high 46 saves for the Hartford Wolf Pack Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena, in a 2-1 shootout win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Mazanec also went 3-for-3 in the shootout, and rookie forward Ryan Gropp had the shootout’s only goal, on his first career pro shootout attempt. Peter Holland scored a shorthanded goal for the only Wolf Pack tally in regulation, and Travis St. Denis had the only Bridgeport score. Kristers Gudlevskis made 25 saves for the Sound Tigers, who outshot the Wolf Pack 47-27.

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Jan
08

Pack get crushed by Utica

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Utica Comets 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

By Ben Harff

Hartford, CT, January 7, 2018 – Reid Boucher scored a hat trick and added an assist for the Utica Comets, and Michael Carcone had a goal and two assists, in a 5-1 Utica victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center.

Utica opened the scoring 4:35 into the first period, when Boucher, in his first game back from a recall stint with the parent Vancouver Canucks, ripped a shot in the top corner past the glove hand of Wolf Pack goaltender Alexandar Georgiev. Assists were credited to David Dziurzynski and Jalen Chatfield.

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Jan
07

Gropp scores in Pack loss

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Quick note: No recap from last night. None of us were available to write one. Sorry.

Syracuse Crunch 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

By Ben Harff

Hartford, CT, January 6, 2018 – Connor Ingram stopped 31 Hartford Wolf Pack shots, including a late-third-period penalty shot, Saturday night at the XL Center, as the Syracuse Crunch defeated the Wolf Pack, 3-2.

Mitchell Stephens scored the game-winner late in the second period for Syracuse, and Dennis Yan and Erik Condra had the other Crunch goals. Joe Whitney and Ryan Gropp scored for the Wolf Pack, and Marek Mazanec made 28 saves.

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Jan
06

Gilmour, Fogarty help Pack end three game slide

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Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Providence Bruins 2

Providence, RI, January 5, 2018 – The Hartford Wolf Pack snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night, with a 3-2 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Providence Bruins at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence.

The Wolf Pack built a 3-0 lead through the first two periods, and then withstood a two-goal Bruin rally in the third. Marek Mazanec made 37 saves in the Hartford net, as the Wolf Pack were outshot by a margin of 39-25.

John Gilmour’s early second-period goal ended up being the game-winner, and Steven Fogarty and Chris Langkow also scored for the Wolf Pack. Jordan Szwarz and Peter Cehlarik had the Providence goals.

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

By Meghan O’Reilly

Hartford, CT, December 23, 2017 – A Hartford Wolf Pack streak of nine straight games without a regulation loss ended Saturday at the XL Center, in a 5-1 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Christopher Gibson came within 1:28 of a shutout in the Bridgeport net, making 22 saves, and Casey Bailey and Devon Toews had a goal and an assist apiece. Ryan Sproul had the only goal for the Wolf Pack, who were 6-0-1-2 in their previous nine games.

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Dec
23

Four goal third lifts Pack over Providence

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Hartford Wolf Pack 6, Providence Bruins 4

By Ben Harff

Hartford, CT, December 22, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack erased a 3-2 deficit with four third-period goals Friday night at the XL Center, on their way to a 6-4 win over the first-place Providence Bruins.

The victory was the Wolf Pack’s fifth in their last six games, and they now have at least a standings point in nine straight (6-0-1-2).

Scott Kosmachuk, Eric Selleck and Gabriel Fontaine all scored in the third period for Hartford, and Vinni Lettieri added an empty-net goal.

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Dec
21

DeAngelo nets winner, Gropp/Fontaine also score in Pack’s OT win

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Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4 (OT)

Allentown, PA, December 20, 2017 – Anthony DeAngelo’s goal at 1:40 overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack their first OT win of the season Wednesday night at the PPL Center, a 5-4 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The Wolf Pack, who are now 3-0-0-0 in head-to-head competition vs. the Phantoms on the season, stretched a season-high streak of games without a regulation loss to eight (5-0-1-2).

The winning goal came after Lehigh Valley’s Chris Conner missed the net on a 2-on-1, and Peter Holland sent DeAngelo and Scott Kosmachuk away on a 2-on-1 break for the Wolf Pack. DeAngelo kept the puck on the right side and snapped a shot that cleanly beat Phantoms goaltender Dustin Tokarski on his stick side.

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Dec
17

Gropp scores as Pack lose in shootout

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Springfield Thunderbirds 2, Hartford Wolf Pack 1 (SO)

Springfield, MA, December 16, 2017 – A Hartford Wolf Pack offense that scored a season-high seven goals against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday night at home could only manage one Saturday night at the MassMutual Center, in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Springfield Thunderbirds.

Marek Mazanec made 42 saves in his third straight start in the Hartford net, and Ryan Gropp scored the only Wolf Pack goal. Samuel Montembeault got the win in goal for Springfield, stopping 32 shots in regulation in overtime and going 3-for-3 in the shootout. Bobby Farnham scored the only Thunderbird goal, and Francois Beauchemin had the only goal of the shootout.

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Dec
16

Fontaine nets two as Pack explode for seven goals in win

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Hartford Wolf Pack 7, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3

By Ben Harff

Hartford, CT, December 15, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack exploded for a season-high seven goals Friday night at the XL Center, in a 7-3 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The win was the Wolf Pack’s third straight, and stretched a streak of games with at least a standings point to six (4-0-1-1).

John Gilmour and Gabriel Fontaine led the way with two goals apiece, and Scott Kosmachuk had a goal and two assists. Peter Holland added three assists, and Marek Mazanec made 31 saves, for his second victory in two Wolf Pack starts.

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