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Tarrytown, NY, October 6, 2012 – Chad Kolarik’s goal with 34.3 seconds left in the third period was the winner in the Connecticut Whale’s first preseason victory, a 3-1 decision over the Adirondack Phantoms Saturday at the MSG Training Center, the New York Rangers’ practice facility.
The Whale had been 0-2 previously in the preseason.
Kolarik, who missed the entire 2011-12 season due to a knee injury suffered during Ranger training camp at the MSG Training Center, banged his own rebound past Phantoms goaltender Scott Munroe for the deciding score, after a long heave from the left point by Sam Klassen.
Chris Kreider, making his first appearance of the preseason for the Whale, added an empty-net goal with 15.4 seconds on the clock
Jason Missiaen made 34 saves for the Whale in the win, and Connecticut also got a goal from Andrew Yogan. Brayden Schenn scored the Phantoms’ only goal, and Munroe made 29 saves in the Adirondack net.
After a scoreless first period in which the Whale were o...
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One thing that has been constant throughout the Whale’s preseason is that top prospect J.T. Miller has been having a great series of games. That was true again last night as Miller picked up an assist on Andrew Yogan’s first period goal, and played another physical and creative game. Yogan, who also is having a fantastic preseason, got on the board with his goal, while Chris...
Despite the fact that the Connecticut Whale dropped to 0-2 in the AHL preseason, there were a few bright spots for the club. First Andrew Yogan, who was strong in Wednesday night’s game as well, notched an assist and had another strong game for the Whale. The second was Scott Stacjer, who had a very strong game in net by stopping 21 of 22 shots. J.T. Miller was held off the scoreboard...
Henrik Lundqvist is close to a return to Frolunda of the SEL. The team has the money in place to bring him home. #rangers
— Uffe Bodin (@UffeBodin) October 6, 2012
...as regular season games continue to be canceled, you will see more and more players taking their talents overseas.
...Frolunda fans must be beyond excited about this news. Rangers fans? Not so much...
In a conversation with Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United Chris Kreider discussed how he prepared physically this past summer for his first full pro season... "I got in the weight room. Kind of waited to get on the ice. Everyone tells me you don't want to skate too much in the offseason leading up to your first pro season. A lot of guys make that mistake. So, I got on the...
With two preseason games down and one to go, Connecticut General Manager Jim Schoenfeld trimmed the Whale roster by 12 players. These 12 players will either be assigned to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, or given their outright release if they were not under contract:
Danny Hobbs, Brent Henley, Scott Tanski, Steven Delisle, Ryan Flanigan, Jordie Johnston, Kyle Haines,...
The @ctwhale hold off Worcester for a 4-3 win, evening their pre-season record at 2-2-0...Kreider 3 goals, Miller with one — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 7, 2012 Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United breaks down Kreider's performance... "Quite simply Kreider was explosive at times on Sunday. In the first period he stole a puck at center ice and in an eye-blink...
When it comes to the New York Rangers' defensive corps, the team seems set for the forseeable future. On Broadway, the Blueshirts have the likes of Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Marc Staal. Down on the farm or in juniors, the team has a group of solid defensive prospects. Yesterday, a former Rangers' defenseman jumped back into the fold in Matt Gilroy. Yesterday on Twitter...
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.
KANSAS CITY - Tonight was the NHL's second biggest game of the calendar behind the Winter Classic; an annual preseason game from a random mid-western town where the Rangers and the Colorado Avalanche...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Ryan McDonagh, who has already has turned down offers from two teams in two different European leagues, is now considering a third offer.
Here's McDonagh on his decision process...
“I think the only way I would go is if this keeps stretching longer and longer and the forecast, the light at the end of the tunnel looks dimmer...
Actual hockey did take place Saturday night as the Whale picked up their first preseason win against the Adirondack Phantoms by a score of 3-1. A livestream of the game was provided by blueshirtsunited.com and Ranger fans were given a one night reprieve from the lockout.
First Period: No Scoring
1-0 CT: (CT) Yogan 1 (Miller, Jean...
Readers Steve L. and Matty W. send me this newspaper clipping (via Darren Rovell of ESPN) from the Newark Star Ledger...
...ugh. Why can't the real Rangers have a game tonight? Depressing.
...does Bettman work at Newark Star Ledger and he's just trying to eff with us now?
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I guess the Kings won't be hoisting their first ever championship banner vs the Rangers on October 12th. Damn, and I was so looking forward to booing Rick Nash.
The majority of Kings home games take place in the first quarter of the season. Which is good because my liver could use another month of rest.
8 of their first 12 games are on home ice and the NHL has already cancelled...
Sebastien Piche scores lone goal for Whale RT @ctwhale: Whale drop a tough one in Worcester 2-1 #bleedgreen
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 5, 2012
The CT Whale are now 0-2 in the preseason.
The Whale were outshot 36-23 and were 1-for-6 on the power play.
Scott Stajcer stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Whale.
For a recap visit CTWhale.com.
Kreider & Newbury are making their preseason debuts for @ctwhale in today's game live streamed at blueshirtsunited.com twitter.com/NYRangers/stat…
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 6, 2012
The Whale are playing the Phantoms who are the Flyers AHL team and have a few familiar faces on the team, including Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo...
Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United reports that Marek Hrivik, who sat out the first two CT Whale preseason games, did not practice today at the MSG Practice Facility.
Hrivik joined the injured Cam Talbot, Dylan McIlrath, and Jason Wilson on the sidelines.
Here's Cerny's response to my question on whether Hrivik was injured...
no official word as to why not...