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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (SO)
By Bruce Berlet
Hartford, CT, October 15, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night, in the Whale’s home opener at the XL Center.
For the third time in four games, the Whale used their speed and strong forechecking to create a multitude of quality scoring chances and a two-goal lead, this time in less than 24 minutes.
But after surrendering and then regaining the lead on two third-period goals by speedy rookie Carl Hagelin, the second off a brilliant shorthanded effort, the Whale went to a third straight shootout before a thoroughly entertained 8,832.
But the Whale lost a second skills competition in 24 hours, scoring twice but hitting a post and a crossbar.
Sean Backman, Tyler McNeely and Tomas Marcinko got the shootout goals for the Sound Tigers (2-2-0-0), while John Mitchell and Brendan Bell tallied for the Whale. But Kris Newbury hit the post and Andreas Thuresson the cros...
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After being a non factor for the New York Rangers opening three games this season, only playing 7:55 tonight, Mats Zuccarello has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale according to Andrew Gross. The early performance is disappointing for Zuccarello as he had an excellent camp/preseason to secure the spot to start the year.
Kris Newbury who has eight points (4G, 4A) already...
… yes, this was a BEAUTIFUL goal but the best part about it was the amazingly accurate pass from Brad Richards. Richards is worth his weight in gold and if both he and Gaborik stay healthy this will be a fun line to watch all season long.
I’m not going to bicker about the calls. We’re in the (penalty) box too much. Simple as that. I’m not going to sit here and gripe. We have to be more disciplined. No excuses. (The Islanders) were the better hockey team, and the more disciplined team. - John Tortorella on loss to Islanders … yes, [...]
OPPONENT: New York Islanders
Leading Scorer: John Tavares (3-2-5)
Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (First game of the year)
Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Mats Zuccarello
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger
Michael Del Zotto-Jeff...
The opening game in the North American leg of the 2011-12 New York Rangers season opened last night on Long Island. There is a tendency for most fans to exaggerate the outcome of a Ranger-Islanders game. Depending on the result, it’s either “we’re gonna win the Cup!” or “good Lord, we are the worst team [...]
You want to blame the refs. But you can’t blame the refs. You need to blame the refs. But you can’t blame the refs. Every fiber of your being is telling you that the refs are to blame for this loss. But you can’t blame the refs. Why? Because only 1 of the calls against the Rangers was not legit. That was the Brian Boyle call. So while that may have been a bad call...
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The number one question New York Ranger fans ask is why in the world do we also cover of all teams the New York Islander? One it was a natural desire to expand Prospect Park but a second perhaps even more important reason; a good solider wants to know as much about his enemy before battle as possible.
Like it or not, the Islanders and Rangers are rivals so knowing as much as possible...
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title: 'Live Game Updates for',
subject: 'Game 3: New York Rangers @ New York Islanders',
By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
Bruce Bennett – Getty Images
After what seemed like an eternity in Europe, the Rangers finally returned home – well not quite, even though some might consider the Nassau Coliseum a home away from home for the Rangers, as they took on the Islanders for their third game of the season and first in North America. The general feeling surrounding...
John Tavares’ third career hat trick jolted the Islanders past the New York Rangers for a 4-2 victory at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday in front of a sell out crowd of 16,234.
“I just have have to go down and try my best and see what happens,” said Zuccarello. “Obviously, I’m disappointed. It’d be strange if I wasn’t.” - Mats Zuccarello on being sent down to the AHL … sort of seen this coming. With the amazingly hot start by Kris Newbury down in the AHL and [...]