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Connecticut Whale 5, Manchester Monarchs 3
By Brian Ring
Manchester, NH, March 11, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Casey Wellman had two goals and an assist in the game and Andreas Thuresson had the game-winner and an assist to lead the Whale.
The win gave the Whale two wins in three games this weekend, and improved them to a perfect 4-0-0-0 against Manchester this season. The Whale (31-20-5-5) also moved into a tie in the Northeast Division with first-place Bridgeport, which lost 6-3 at home to Norfolk, at 72 points.
“It’s going to be a grind, with a short night and travel last night,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. “But the guys stuck with it, got a big goal by Casey [Wellman], and we were able to get our two points.”
Wellman would give the Whale a 1-0 advantage just 1:14 into the first period, backhanding a rebound past Manchester goaltender Jeff Zatkoff (27 saves). Brendan B...
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The Rangers have called up goaltender Chad Johnson from the CT Whale, likely to serve as the backup for tonight’s game. Henrik Lundqvist, who was not at the optional skate this morning (starting netminders rarely partake in these) is still likely to start. That means Martin Biron may have some sort of nagging issue that will keep him from dressing.
No need to panic, this appears...
Sean Avery is about to become a Mad Man.
Officially, that is.
The one-time New York Rangers winger told the New York Post Tuesday he will embark on his post-hockey career next month with an advertising agency that has a venture capital wing.
The former on-ice agitator announced his retirement Monday night on the online "After Show" of Bravo TV's "Watch What...
The Rangers willed themselves to a 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders tonight. Trailing three times, on the receiving end of some questionable refereeing and unlucky breaks that resulted in Islanders goals, this team refused to give in and got the three points their play deserved. The better team won tonight. To the game points:
The Islanders and Rangers sleep walked...
From Joe Yerdon at Pro Hockey Talk:
Captain Ryan Callahan and starting defenseman Michael Del Zotto will both miss tonight’s game against the Islanders with separate ailments. For Del Zotto, he’s still dealing with the hip injury that kept him out of action last week and kept him out of New York’s loss to Chicago on Friday. Callahan is still being bothered by the foot injury...
It looks like Sean Avery may be considering retirement. Per NHL.com, Avery was partaking in an After Show on Bravo TV, and when asked about his hockey future:
Avery said Monday night during an After Show segment of Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live that he was leaving the game. When asked about his hockey future, Avery said, “I am officially retired. I threw my skates in the...
It was crucial that the New York Rangers get a hard-fought win against the Islanders this past Sunday at Madison Square Garden to put an end to their losing streak. It will be even more important that they find a way to take down the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, as the Sidney Crosby-led Pens will be entering MSG with the desire to inch closer to the first place spot in the...
The Rangers have announced that it's time to cast your vote for the 2011-12 Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award.From now through March 29th, you can cast your vote for the Rangers player that you feel "goes above and beyond the call of duty" at newyorkrangers.com.Following the 1987-88 season, the Rangers established the award dedicated to paralyzed New York City police...
Brad Richards scored twice and Martin Biron, a last-minute replacement for Henrik Lundqvist, made 27 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday.
New York's top line had a stellar night. Marian Gaborik also scored and Carl Hagelin had a goal and assisted on both of Richards' goals as they combined for four goals and nine points.
Standings: Islanders (28-31-9), Rangers (42-18-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (32-27-59)
NYI Leading Scorer: John Tavares (27-37-64)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (50 GS, 1.87 GAA, .940 SV%)
NYI Goaltender: Evgeny Nabokov (23 GS, 2.68 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
The New York Rangers (43-18-7) defeated the New York Islanders (28-31-10) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....with the season on the brink of spiraling out of control, the Rangers find away to get two huge points in what could be the defining win of the season....i expected Zuccarello to have a positive...
Sean Avery, the NHL's one-time bad boy, speaking during the on-line "After Show" of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" told host Andy Cohen and a live audience that his 10-year NHL career was over.
Cohen, reading from a fan's question aloud, asked, "What are you're thoughts about your hockey future right now? What are your plans for...
from Richard Rosenblatt of Sports Illustrated, Every now and then an NHL star or a hockey team inspires a racehorse owner.
There have been several horses named for Wayne Gretzky (The Great Gretzky, Gretsky, Gretskyshattrick) and one for the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team (Believeinmiracles).
Barry Schwartz, the former chairman of the New York Racing Association and a lifelong Rangers...
An ideal way for the New York Rangers to build some momentum heading into a matchup with the hottest team in the Eastern Conference would be to continue their recent success over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Rangers look to sweep the season series and defeat the Hurricanes for a fifth consecutive time Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
With 93 points, New York (43-18-7) still...
By Brian Ring
Manchester, NH, March 11, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Casey Wellman had two goals and an assist in the game and Andreas Thuresson had the game-winner and an assist to lead the Whale.
The win gave the Whale two wins in three games this weekend, and improved them to...