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The Whale continued their roller coaster season with a 4-2 win last night over Bridgeport. Connecticut –who lost three games over the weekend– played a much crisper game. Of course, “much crisper” is used loosely here, as CT still wound up on the penalty kill six times.
J.T. Miller, the Rangers 2011 first round pick, gave the Rangers the victory in the third period when he scored 1:41 into the period to break a 2-2 tie. Miller iced it later with another goal three minutes later.
Connecticut was not the only team in action last night that featured Ranger prospects. All three Swedes and all four CHL prospects were in action as well. Check after the jump to see how they did.
Oscar Lindberg (Skellefteå AIK, L 5-3): 0 G, 1 A, -1, 2 PIM
Jesper Fast (HV71, L 2-0) 0 G, 0 A, -1, 0 PIM
Calle Andersson (Färjestads BK, W 3-2): 0 G, 0 A, Even, 0 PIM
Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough Petes, OTL 3-2): 0 G, 0 A, Even, 0 PIM
Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings, L 6-2): 0 G, 0 A, -...
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The US World Junior Championship preliminary roster was released, and Ranger prospects J.T. Miller –who was on the team last year– and Brady Skjei were named to the initial roster. Miller is expected to make the team, while Skjei will have to work to make the club. Last year’s US team didn’t make it to the medal round, winning just one game in round-robin play.
Pete Hindle at the Examiner reports that even if the NHL season is saved, the Rangers will keep Chris Kreider on the CT Whale until his play improves.
...got to say this is shocking to me. Sure he's struggled this year, but he's played with inferior talent this year. It's not like you can compare the skills of Richards, Gaborik and Callahan to Thomas, Kolarik and...
Michael Del Zotto scored on what can only be described as a swinging bunt as his Rapperswil-Jona Lakers defeated the Rick Nashless HC Davos 7-6 yesterday.
To watch Del Zotto goal, click on below pic (1:32 mark)...
...wow, these Swiss goaltenders are horrible. If I was Del Zotto I actually might have declined the goal.
As I mentioned above Nash did not play in his...
Rick Nash is coming home, and he’s doing so with the vaunted European groin injury. The New York Post reports that the new Rangers forward has returned to New York after aggravating a groin injury while playing for HC Davos in the Swiss League. An initial groin injury was reportedly suffered a few weeks back, but Nash is reportedly returning for “precautionary reasons.” Nash...
MINNEAPOLIS Gophers freshmen Brady Skjei and Mike Reilly will have a big opportunity to represent their country later this month, but the two defensemen insist they're not looking past this weekend's series against Colorado College.
Skjei and Reilly were both named to the U.S. National Junior Team's preliminary roster for the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation...
If you've attended a Rangers game at MSG you've undoubtedly stopped into Hudson Station for a beer or two. What you might not know, is that they do some great things over there other than get us inebriated.
On Friday, December 14th from 7pm - 10pm they'll be hosting a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In attendance will be Rangers legends Rod Gilbert...
Rick Nash on his way back to NY to have groin checked out, Post has learned. Precautionary, not believed serious.
— Larry Brooks(@NYP_Brooksie) December 7, 2012
...would have been great if Nash was on his way back to New York to, you know, play hockey.
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If you aren’t on Twitter, then you missed a very exciting day yesterday. First, Gary Bettman held a press conference that was so short even John Tortorella blushed. After proclaiming that he was happy with the way negotiations were going, the owners and the players got back into the room to continue talking. This of course, came after a full night of intense...
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, December 5, 2012 - After suffering three losses in three nights over the weekend, Connecticut Whale coach Ken Gernander was looking for a more “buttoned-up performance” Wednesday, and he got it, mostly.
Despite frequent trips to the penalty box, the Connecticut Whale pulled out a 4-2 win over the in-state rival Bridgeport Sound Tigers at...
Brendan Leipsic (Portland Winterhawks)
The best part about covering the prospect world is you get to watch young players grow and through their own hard work become a legit hockey player. Brendan Leipsic is one such player as over the last couple years he has gone from "pest" to "player."
On the day that Leipsic was named the WHL's "Player of the...