Found March 17, 2013 on
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In yesterday's 3-0 win over the Manchester Monarchs, Chris Kreider opened the scoring for the Whale by receiving a center ice pass from Kris Newbury and Kreider tucked home a backhanded shot past the Monarch netminder.
Neill Fowler thoughts:
Kreider's second tour with the Whale has been much better with 5 goals in the 7 games since he was sent down on March 1st.
As I stated in my recap during yesterday's loss, Kreider's second chance in New York may be drawing near if the Rangers scoring struggles continue. Kreider is certainly making a case for a promotion if he keeps up his close to a goal a game production.
Kevin DeLury thoughts:
There's that speed we know and love.
Does Kreider still have plenty of things to work on? Sure. Has he also been invisible in three of the seven games with the Whale? Absolutely. But he needs to be recalled and recalled now. The Rangers need something, anything to get them going. And if he is brought back,...
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Though he was last year’s playoff hero, Chris Kreider got off to a tough start with the CT Whale during the NHL lockout, and his confidence was at an all-time low when he joined the Rangers for the start of the NHL season. Kreider had been asked to round out his game in the AHL and the learning process was more difficult than he may have expected...
Chris Kreider scored the first goal for the Connecticut Whale of the AHL in their 3-0 win over the Manchester Monarchs (LA Kings). Kreider’s goal, a shorthanded goal, was the eventual game winner, scored on a breakaway. Other goals were scored by Brandon Mashinter (on the powerplay) and Andrew Carroll. Kyle Jean, Kris Newbury, Andrew Yogan, Logan Pyett, and Mike Vernace all added...
Chris Kreider scored for the second game in the row to help the CT Whale defeat Springfield 3-2 and give them a sweep of both their games this weekend.
Kreider had just five goals in 31 games for the Whale during the lockout, but now has six goals in the eight games since being assigned back to the Whale this month.
Here's video of the goal (00:36 mark)...