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Worcester, MA, November 10, 2012 – Christian Thomas had his first two-goal game as a pro, and Kris Newbury added two assists, to lead the Connecticut Whale to a 6-2 win over the Worcester Sharks Saturday night at the DCU Center.
The Whale also got goals from Logan Pyett, Tommy Grant and J.T. Miller, and Chris Kreider, Chad Kolarik and Matt Gilroy had two assists apiece. Cam Talbot made 21 saves. Sena Acolatse had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, and John McCarthy had two assists.
The Whale had never led in their previous two games, both losses to Springfield, but they jumped on top only 1:24 into Saturday’s game, on Newbury’s team-leading fifth goal of the season. After Kreider hustled hard to prevent an icing, the Sharks failed to get the puck out up the boards and it deflected to Newbury at the top of the circles. With both Thomas and Kreider screening Worcester goaltender Harri Sateri (19 saves), Newbury’s snapshot got through on the glove side.
BEST OF MAXIM
Last night, Christian Thomas began showing why the Rangers selected him in the second round of the 2010 draft. Thomas wasn’t exactly a slouch on the score sheet prior to last night, with five points (2-3-5) in the first ten games, but last night Thomas added two goals and led the Whale to a 6-2 victory over Worcester. Both of Thomas’ goals came on the powerplay.
It’s always very interesting to see how previous draft picks and trades pave the way for a big name player to be acquired. We looked into how Brandon Dubinsky became a Ranger, how Marc Staal became a Ranger, and how Tim Erixon wound up with the Rangers organization. Now, we look at a few of those deals, and how they all led to the Rangers acquiring Rick Nash. It’s interesting...
Alex Nunn at Pro Hockey News reports that Carl Hagelin returned to New York to recab his injured shoulder and is likely to miss the entire month of November for Södertälje.
Larry Brooks at the New York Post adds that Hagelin does not need surgery on the shoulder. Per rules of the NHL lockout is is not allowed to rehab with Rangers trainers.
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Another Ranger is heading overseas. This time around, it’s Derek Stepan, who will be heading to Finland to play with Kalpa Kuopio of SM-Liga.
Off to play in Finland! #kalpa
Notable NHLers on Kalpa are Sami Kapanen and Craig Smith (Nashville).
KalPa confirmed @derekstepan21 signing. Arrives tomorrow. Turns out they ended up upgrading from Craig "1 PPG" Smith. bit.ly/SV7qkP
— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) November 11, 2012
I'll let my partner at TheNYRBlog take this one...
In a sign that the NHL lockout is ending soon, Derek Stepan signs with Kalpa of Finland. Oh wait, that signals the complete...
Samuel Noreau (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
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Samuel Noreau (NYR 2011 5th) is a prospect that I have to admit that I am still surprised to improvements that he has made to his game. On Sunday, Noreau and his Drakkar teammates...
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The good deed seemed to bring the Bulls some positive energy, as they scored three goals in the third period to break a tie...
The Worcester Sharks and the San Francisco Bulls both play today. Last weekend was great for Worcester. They won 2 of 3 and got the OT point in the loss. Sunday's nail-biter featured a 0-0 tie all the way into a shootout, against the Manchester Monarchs who currently sit well above Worcester in the AHL Conference standings. Stalock was in net for that one. All that...