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Feb
26

Pack shut out by Providence

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Providence Bruins 2, Hartford Wolf Pack 0

Providence, RI, February 25, 2018 – Zane McIntyre stopped all 24 Hartford Wolf Pack shots Sunday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, in a 2-0 Providence Bruin victory that gained the Bruins a split of a home-and-home series between the two teams.

The Wolf Pack had knocked off the Bruins by a score of 2-1 on Saturday night in Hartford.

Colton Hargrove and Austin Czarnik scored the Providence goals, both in the first period. Brandon Halverson made 36 saves in the Wolf Pack net.

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Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Providence Bruins 1

By Matt Morin

Hartford, CT, February 24, 2018 – Boo Nieves scored the game-winning goal on a second-period power play, and Chris Nell made 21 saves Saturday night at the XL Center, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Providence Bruins, 2-1, in front of a season-high crowd of 9,021.

Lias Andersson also scored for the Wolf Pack, who won for the seventh time in their last eight home games, and Peter Cehlarik had the only Providence goal.

Saturday night’s game was a defensive battle for the first thirty minutes, with neither team finding a way to put any pucks into the net, and the first goal of the game did not prove to be any different. Andersson hung tough in front of the net amongst a host of Bruins defenders and found a way to tap in a stopped shot from Brendan Smith, to break the 0-0 tie at 10:32 of the period.

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Feb
24

Chytil with an assist in Pack loss

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Hershey Bears 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

By Matt Morin

Hartford, CT, February 23, 2018 – The Hershey Bears got the better of a late third-period goal-scoring flurry against the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday night at the XL Center, scoring three goals in the final 2:03 on the way to a 4-2 win.

The loss snapped a six-game home winning streak for the Wolf Pack, who were playing their first game back on home ice after a six-game road trip.

Nathan Walker had two goals, including the game-winner, for Hershey, and Jeremy Langlois added a goal and an assist. Cole Schneider had a goal and an assist for the Wolf Pack.

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Feb
23

First impressions of Alexandar Georgiev

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Last night, in an otherwise meaningless game, goaltender Alexandar Georgiev made his NHL debut, stopping 38 shots in an impressive performance.  The young Russian was originally an undrafted free agent who attended the Rangers prospect camp this past summer, after an impressive stint in the Finnish Liiga.  Georgiev didn’t come completely out of nowhere; he helped backstop Russia to a silver medal in the 2016 World Junior Championships.  So, what do the Rangers have in this young tender?  Let’s take a look. Read More→

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Patrik Virta

The Rangers are about to enter a new era. We will be seeing more of a youth influx to the roster and one of the names that fans are getting really excited about is Ty Ronning. This is for fairly good reason, sure he is an older player in the WHL but you love to have a 50+ goal scorer in the system. It is still a long road for him but this is a great step to take. Ronning however, isn’t the only 7th round pick in the system that has been making noise this season. Last summer, the Rangers selected Patrik Virta of TPS and he has quietly been providing them with value few get from 7th rounders this quick after the draft, even for a two-times overager.

All stats from this analyses and hype post are from Simo Teperi (@SimoTeperi). He has built a great website to compliment the already comprehensive stat website from Liiga. Being able to get this deeper level analysis is extremely useful for dealing with any prospects, especially the European leagues where the team building may be a bit different than in North America.

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Feb
19

Shorthanded Pack shutout by Bridgeport

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 0

Bridgeport, CT, February 18, 2018 – Christopher Gibson stopped 22 shots for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Sunday, to shut out the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-0, at Webster Bank Arena, in the last of six straight road games for the Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack, who had recovered from a 2-0 third-period deficit the night before at Lehigh Valley, to win 3-2 in a shootout, finished the six-game trip 3-3-0-0.

Travis St. Denis scored twice for Bridgeport Sunday, and Steve Bernier had a goal and an assist. Brandon Halverson made 37 saves for the Wolf Pack.

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Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2 (SO)

Allentown, PA, February 17, 2018 – The Hartford Wolf Pack rallied from a 2-0 third-period deficit Saturday night at the PPL Center, to defeat the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3-2 in a shootout.

Adam Tambellini had a goal and an assist, and the only goal of the shootout, for the Wolf Pack, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Lias Andersson also scored, and Chris Nell made 23 saves, and was 3-for-3 in the shootout, in his first AHL action since December 9.

Phil Varone and Oskar Lindblom scored first-period goals for the Phantoms, who came into the game in first place in the Atlantic Division and winners of five straight. Dustin Tokarski made 32 saves.

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Charlotte Checkers 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

Charlotte, NC, February 14, 2018 – Lias Andersson had a goal and an assist for the Hartford Wolf Pack Wednesday night, but Warren Foegele had the game-winning goal and an assist for the Charlotte Checkers in a 3-2 win at Bojangles’ Coliseum, giving the Checkers a sweep of a pair of games between the two clubs in Charlotte.

The Checkers had blanked the Wolf Pack 6-0 the night before, in the Wolf Pack’s first-ever visit to Bojangles’ Coliseum.

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Feb
14

Charlotte ends Pack run in blowout

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Charlotte Checkers 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 0

Charlotte, NC, February 13, 2018 – A Hartford Wolf Pack streak of ten games without a regulation loss ended in a 6-0 defeat to the Charlotte Checkers Tuesday night, in the first of back-to-back games between the two clubs in Charlotte, and the Wolf Pack’s first-ever visit to Bojangles’ Coliseum.

The Wolf Pack, who had won four straight and were 9-0-1-0 in their previous ten games, were outshot 45-15, including a combined 28-6 in the first two periods.

Brandon Halverson made 39 saves in the Wolf Pack net, in his second straight start, after having made his first AHL appearances of the season in the Wolf Pack’s previous game, a 5-2 win at Hershey Saturday night. Halverson helped hold the Checkers to two goals in the first two periods Tuesday, but Charlotte broke the game open with four third-period scores.

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Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Hershey Bears 2

Hershey, PA, February 10, 2018 – The Hartford Wolf Pack exploded for four goals in the first 8:03 of the game Saturday night at Giant Center, and cruised to a 5-2 win over the Hershey Bears.

The win was the Wolf Pack’s fourth in a row, and the team now has at least a point in a season-high ten straight games (9-0-1-0). Hartford’s season record is now 24-20-4-3 for 55 points, a high-water mark of four games above .500.

“We wanted to make sure in this building that we had a good start, and we were able to pressure pucks, use our speed and get the lead that we wanted,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.

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