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The Connecticut Whale won their first game of the season last night, beating Albany (the AHL affiliate of the Devils) 5-2. J.T. Miller netted his first AHL goal, as he simply deked Adam Larsson out of his jock en route to the goal. You can see the goal in the embedded highlights.
Kyle Jean (again), Tommy Grant, Andrew Yogan, and Brandon Segal also scored for the Whale. Segal, Marek Hrivik, Chad Kolarik (2), Logan Pyett, and Kelsey Tessier all notched assists. Ryan Bourque also made his return from injury last night, and was held scoreless.
Oscar Lindberg (Skellefteå AIK): 2 G, 0 A, Even, 0 PIM
Chris Kreider: DNP (suspension)
JT Miller: 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
Christian Thomas: 0 G, 0 A, Even, 0 PIM
Marek Hrivik: 0 G, 1 A, +2, 0 PIM
Andrew Yogan: 1 G, 0 A, +1, 0 PIM
Kyle Jean: 1 G, 0 A, +2, 0 PIM
BEST OF MAXIM
Adam Rotter of SNYRB has the translated tweets from Sweden, but it looks like Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi may be joining teammate Carl Hagelin in the HockeyAllsvenskan with Södertälje. This is just another blow to the fans who believe a season will begin sooner rather than later, as more players flock to Europe to find ice time.
It’s interesting to see Del Zotto heading...
Larry Brooks of the New York Post recently caught up with New York Rangers bence boss John Tortorella to discuss a few things about his team. With the NHL Lockout reaches its 38th day, Torts has a few concerns about the Blueshirts.
On how the Lockout could affect the team whenever it ends...
“To be quite honest, it worries me,” Tortorella said. “When our guys report...
The Rangers organization has assigned goalie Scott Stajcer to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL. This move isn’t a surprise, Stajcer struggled in his two Whale games, going 0-2 with a 4.32 GAA and a .841 SV%.
Stajcer, the Rangers 5th round pick in 2009, was destined for the ECHL once Cam Talbot returned from injury. Currently Stajcer sits behind Talbot and Jason Missiaen...
Hockey players aren’t typically known for their strong sense of style though their off-ice “uniforms” continue to evolve. As the league’s most fashionable squad, the New York Rangers have proven they love to make sartorial statements. For many of the team’s stars, playing in New York has forced a major wardrobe upgrade.
The team already has a long list of stylish endeavors...
According to a press release, MSG Networks will telecast two Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) games in October including one featuring Ryan McDonagh. The games, this Friday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 31 on MSG, will be presented at 1:00 p.m. Eastern with an encore presentation in primetime both nights at 8:00 p.m.
MSG’s John Giannone will call play-by-play alongside...
Jag har också fått höra att SSK är på väg att landa Dan Girardi och Michael Del Zotto.
— Jonas Lindeblad (@Gronvitasumo) October 26, 2012
Translation: I have also been told that SSK is about to land Dan Girardi and Michael Del Zotto.
SSK is the Swedish team Carl Hagelin is currently playing with.
...guess Del Zotto had a change of heart.
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
As would be expected, Tortorella has mixed feelings about his locked-out athletes playing in Europe, as are Rick Nash (Switzerland), Ryan McDonagh (Russia) and Carl Hagelin (Sweden).
“On one hand, I worry about the risk of injury — Rick already had the shoulder issue, which turned out to be minor — but on the other hand, I believe...
It’s fair to say that the Connecticut Whale have had an indifferent start to the season, stumbling to a 1-3-1 record to open the year. What the Whale’s start also suggests is that when you dig a little deeper there may be a need for patience in regard to prospect development.
With two points in his first five games Chris Kreider has hardly set the world alight. Christian Thomas...
Carl Hagelin scores twice in Södertälje's 3-1 win over Mora. Hagelin is 4-5-9 in 5 games with Södertälje, all wins for them. #NYR
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) October 23, 2012
For video of the goals, click the below picture (00:43 mark)...
...WOW!!!! What a move on that first goal! Man I miss that speed.
In other Rangers overseas news, Rick Nash picked...
Look, I have a very strong opinion about Bleacher Report and what it stands for, but I'm not going to waste my time writing paragraphs complaining about it. If you're interested in a detailed explanation of the journalistic shortcomings of Bleacher Report you can read about it here.
But the purpose of me writing this article is to counter a particular blog post on Bleacher...
#NYR G prospect Scott Stajcer has been assigned from the #CTWhale to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.
— Laurie Carr (@byndblueshirts) October 24, 2012
...guess that means Talbot is ready to return from injury.
...a Talbot return would be huge for the Whale as Stajcer and fellow rookie netminder Missiaen have struggled this early season.
HARTFORD, October 24, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that goaltender Scott Stajcer has been assigned from the Whale to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.
Stajcer, a rookie out of the Ontario Hockey League and a fifth-round draft pick (140th overall) by the parent New York Rangers in 2009, was 0-2-0 in three appearances...
In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
PITTSBURGH - The injury embroiled Pittsburgh Penguins received help from two unexpected sources tonight on their way to a 2-1 OT win over the New York Rangers with the vice president in attendance tonight.
During an interview with Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United, CT Whale Head Coach Ken Gernander discussed what has made early season pleasant surprise Kyle Jean so successful...
"His willingness to get in those dirty areas, those scoring areas. And then the ability to finish it off. Now if you want to look long term, part of the process, what we're going to be looking for...