Archive for AHL
Toronto Marlies 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 3
Toronto, Ontario, December 4, 2016 – The Hartford Wolf Pack had a 3-2 lead after two periods against the Toronto Marlies Sunday at Ricoh Coliseum, but Toronto scored three times in the third for a 5-3 win, in the second of back-to-back games between the two teams.
The Wolf Pack had taken the opener of the two-game set Saturday, winning 3-2.
Nicklas Jensen had a goal and an assist for the Wolf Pack Sunday, and John Gilmour and Chris Brown also scored, but Kerby Rychel and Kasperi Kapanen had a goal and two assists each for the Marlies, and Brendan Leipsic had a goal and an assist.
Milan Michalek tied the score at three for Toronto 2:33 into the third period, poking the puck past Wolf Pack goaltender Magnus Hellberg (32 saves), after he stopped a Colin Smith shot.
Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Toronto Marlies 2
Toronto, Ontario, December 3, 2016 – Marek Hrivik had a shorthanded goal and an assist, and Boo Nieves scored the third period game-winner Saturday night, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Toronto Marlies 3-2, in the first of back-to-back games between the two teams at Ricoh Coliseum.
The win gave the Wolf Pack their first winning streak of the season, coming on the heels of Hartford’s 3-1 victory last Saturday at Lehigh Valley.
Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Lehigh Valley Phantoms 1
Allentown, PA, November 26, 2016 – The Hartford Wolf Pack finished the first quarter of their season with a 3-1 win Saturday night over the Atlantic Division-leading Lehigh Valley Phantoms at the PPL Center.
The Wolf Pack (6-10-3-0, 15 pts.) built a 3-0 lead on goals by Nicklas Jensen, Matt Carey and Chris Brown, and Magnus Hellberg only allowed a late second-period goal by Phantom defenseman Samuel Morin.
Albany Devils 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3 (OT)
By Henry Lucey
Hartford, CT, November 25, 2016 – Miles Wood’s goal at 1:43 of overtime completed an Albany Devil comeback Friday night at the XL Center, in a 4-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.
The Devils fought back from a 3-1 third-period deficit on goals by Kevin Rooney and Ben Sexton.
In front of a crowd of 4,909, Wolf Pack coach Ken Gernander’s squad came out attacking in the game’s opening frame. After an early power play saw the Pack land five shots but ultimately come up empty-handed, Hartford’s Chris Brown finally broke the stalemate at the 9:55 mark. The right-winger found himself unmarked at the bottom of the left circle and sent a snap-shot off of Mackenzie Blackwood’s glove and into the back of Albany’s net, for Brown’s fourth tally of the year.
Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Providence Bruins 3 (SO)
By Henry Lucey
Hartford, CT, November 20, 2016 – For the second time in as many home games, Steven Fogarty notched the shootout winner for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center, in a 4-3 win over the Providence Bruins.
After a slow start saw Harford land just one shot in the first five minutes of play, the Pack’s offense caught fire at the 8:32 mark. Chris Brown put the Wolf Pack on the scoreboard when he collected Ryan Graves’ rebound that was bouncing in front of the net and swiftly deposited the puck past the near side of Providence goalie Anton Khudobin.
Just sixty-one seconds later, Matt Carey added to the Wolf Pack’s lead, corralling a Providence turnover and firing a snap shot over Khudobin’s blocker at 9:33. On the opposite end of the ice, Hartford’s defense was dominant, surrendering just six shots, all of which were saved by Magnus Hellberg.
Binghamton Senators 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 3
Binghamton, NY, November 19, 2016 – A four-goal second period carried the Binghamton Senators to a 6-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.
Marek Hrivik and Tanner Glass had a goal and an assist each for the Wolf Pack, but Francis Perron scored twice for Binghamton, Jack Rodewald had a goal and two assists, and Kyle Flanagan chipped in three assists.
“We’ve got to find a way to come out of our own zone cleaner,” said Glass of the Wolf Pack’s second-period difficulties. “We had the puck in full possession a few times there and were not making the good first pass that it takes to come out cleanly, especially against a team that was forechecking the way they were.”
Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Springfield Thunderbirds 2 (SO)
By Henry Lucey
Hartford, CT, November 16, 2016 – After falling behind 2-0, the Hartford Wolf Pack stormed back to beat the Springfield Thunderbirds, 3-2, Wednesday night at the XL Center. Nicklas Jensen scored twice for the Wolf Pack, and rookie center Steven Fogarty provided the shootout winner.
Both teams struggled to develop any offensive rhythm in the opening period. Hartford did not land their first shot on goal until the 4:25 mark, while it took Springfield just over six and half minutes to get a shot on Brandon Halverson’s net.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
By Henry Lucey
Hartford, CT, November 13, 2016 – The Hartford Wolf Pack were unable to recover from a 3-0 first-period deficit Sunday at the XL Center, falling 4-1 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Reid Gardiner put the Penguins on the board just a minute and thirty-nine seconds into the contest when he blocked a Michael Paliotta shot and deposited the ensuing breakaway attempt into the back of Magnus Hellberg’s net.
At 7:22, Hartford’s Chris Summers was booked for tripping, sending the Penguins on the first power play of the afternoon. Less than a minute into the penalty, Dominik Simon buried a rebound attempt created by Chad Ruhwedel’s slap shot, to stretch the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton lead to 2-0 at 8:02.
Utica Comets 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2 (OT)
Utica, NY, November 12, 2016 – Darren Archibald’s second goal of the game at the 34-second mark of overtime sent the Utica Comets to a 3-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
The Wolf Pack had four power plays in the third period, including two minutes of 5-on-3, but could not break a 2-2 tie against Comet rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko, who earned his first pro win with 29 saves.
Tanner Glass scored in the first period for the Wolf Pack, and Mat Bodie scored his first of the year on an early third-period power play, the Wolf Pack’s only goal on eight man advantages on the night. Curtis Valk had a goal and two assists for the Comets.
Rochester Americans 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
Rochester, NY, November 11, 2016 – Defenseman Taylor Fedun had four points, with a goal and three assists, and Justin Kea scored twice Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial, as the Rochester Americans defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack, 5-2.
“We definitely thought we had that one,” Brown said. “It should have been a win, and it was tough. We had too many big mistakes that cost us goals. We’ve got to sharpen up and be ready to play [Saturday].”