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Sorry for the delay folks, but Frankenstorm and previous plans prevented us from being timely with the farm updates this weekend.
Over the weekend, the Whale managed to play some strong and consistent hockey, beating both the Hershey Bears (3-1) and Providence Bruins (6-3). In the first game, Ryan Bourque got his first goal of the year in the third period, with other goals scored by Brandon Segal and Tommy Grant. Matt Gilroy, Christian Thomas, Kyle Jean, Marek Hrivik, and Logan Pyett all notched assists.
In last nights game against Providence, the Whale showcased some of their offensive talent, lighting up the Bruins for six goals, including four in the second period. Goals were scored by (in order) Ryan Bourque, Chad Kolarik, Chris Kreider, Logan Pyett, Tommy Grant, and Kris Newbury. Cam Talbot played both games, and looked solid in net.
In the NCAA, Steven Fogarty had a two goal game last night in Notre Dame’s 3-2 win over Northern Michigan, ND’s second win over Northern Michigan in as many days. Boo Nievees (Michigan) was held scoreless in Michigan’s series split with Miami (OH). Brady Skjei (Minnesota) did not play this weekend due to minor injuries.
In Sweden, Jesper Fast notched a goal and an assist in HV71′s 4-1 win over Modo, and Oscar Lindberg was held off the score sheet in Skelleftea’s 3-1 loss.
Finally in Canada, Peter Ceresnak (OHL – Peterborough Petes) was held off the scoreless, but that’s not his game. He contributed solid defense in the Petes’ 3-1 victory over Saginaw. Sam Noreau (QMJHL – Baie-Comeau Drakkar) was a +2 rating in Drakkar’s 3-2 shootout loss to Sherbrooke on Friday night. Noreau, who as Jess mentioned is one BAC’s alternate captains, has been playing solid defense all year. While not a noted scorer, Noreau’s defensive ability should not be overlooked.
Michael St. Croix (WHL – Edmonton Oil Kings) notched a goal and an assist in last night’s 5-3 win over Kelowna. Those points give St. Croix a line of 9-11-20 in 14 games thus far.
BEST OF MAXIM
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that as of now, Henrik Lundqvist does not plan on playing in Europe unless NHL season is canceled. While Brad Richards is currently pondering options, but is not having any discussions with clubs in Europe. ...with Lundqvist being such a workhorse and Richards up there in age, I think the time off might be the best thing for those two...
David Pagnotta at The Fourth Period reports that Michael Del Zotto has signed with a European club.
Twitter rumors have him signing with Rapperswil of the Swedish league.
...shocked to see him sign on with a team despite not having an NHL contract. Talk about rolling the dice.
...obvious sign that Del Zotto has no confidence that they'll be a season this year.
Carl Hagelin, Oscar Lindberg & Jesper Fasth all named in Sweden squad for upcoming Karjala Cup tournament. Hagelin, Lindberg debut. #NYR
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) October 29, 2012
The Karjala Tournament, also known as Karjala Cup, is an annual ice hockey event held in Finland. The name comes from the sponsoring beer brand Karjala ("Karelia"). The tournament...
Some AHL kids aren’t putting up points yet.
If you’ve been following the Connecticut Whale, then you’ve noticed that some of the highly touted prospects, including Chris Kreider, aren’t scoring at a pace that some would like to see. Kreider, who is NHL ready, has a line or 1-3-4 through six games, and isn’t even in the top five in scoring on the club. Meanwhile, Kris Newbury...
NHL.com announced on Thursday the New York Rangers in conjunction with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation launched the third year of their special indoor youth hockey clinic.
Over the next several weeks, children will be offered a series of free street hockey sessions at area recreation centers, offering kids the opportunity to play the game while learning about the importance...
Rick Nash scored two goals including the game tying goal with 29 seconds left as HC Davos defeated HC Lugano 6-5 in a shootout on Friday night.
To watch goals, click on the below pic (2:04 & 2:43 marks)...
...nope don't want to see Nash doing this in a Rangers jersey right now.
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Carl Hagelin scores w/ 26 seconds remaining to secure a 4-2 win for Södertälje over Djurgården. #NYR #SSK #DIF
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) October 27, 2012
...really am enjoying all this scoring from Hagelin. Hopefully it builds a ton of confidence for him going into the 2013-14 season. You see what I did there?
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37-save effort for @ctalbot33 as @ctwhale win third straight, 6-3 over Bruins in Hartford tonight...3 points for Kris Newbury
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 28, 2012
The Whale are now 3-3-1 this season.
Chris Kreider scored his first of the season.
Kris Newbury had a goal and two assists. He now has 10 points (4g, 6a) in seven games.
Ryan Bourque and...
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.
Kanata, ON - Hurricane Sandy is not only wreaking havoc on the east coast of the United States, it's affecting the NHL schedule as well.
The megastorm has grounded the Rangers in Carolina, so they were...
BRASS BONANZA TIME!!! #Whale win 3-1 see you all tomorrow night! #bleedgreen
— CTWhale (@CTWhale) October 27, 2012
The Whale are now 2-3-1 on the season.
Whale goals were scored by Tommy Grant, Brandon Segal and Ryan Bourque (EN).
Cam Talbot made 26 saves in his first game of the season.
Chris Kreider went pointless in his return from a one-game suspension....