Rangers Recall Ten from Whale

NEW YORK, April 28, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled 10 players from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) – Stu Bickel, Ryan Bourque, Micheal Haley, Brandon Mashinter, Dylan McIlrath, Jason Missiaen, J.T. Miller, Brandon Segal, Cameron Talbot, and Christian Thomas. PLAYERS RECALLED...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers recall ten players for playoffs

As expected, the Rangers have recalled several players to serve as this year’s “taxi squad” for the playoffs. With the Connecticut Whale out of the playoffs, the Rangers were able to recall ten players: Goalies: Cam Talbot, Jason Missiaen Defensemen: Stu Bickel, Dylan McIlrath Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Micheal Haley, Brandon Mashinter, J.T. Miller, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale win 3-2 over Bridgeport

The Connecticut Whale inched closer to a playoff berth in the AHL, beating Bridgeport 3-2 and improving their record to 35-27-5-3, good for 78 points, second in the Northeast Division, and seventh in the Eastern Conference. With six games remaining in CT’s season, they need to hold off one of Norfolk and Hershey (both with 75 points) to qualify for the playoffs. Ryan Bourque, Benn...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Fast Banged Up

Friday night should have been a memorable game for Jesper Fast after scoring his first goal in North America in his first game with the Whale. Instead, Fast apparently sustained an injury in the third period and not only didn't return to that game (or salute the fans when named the 3rd star), according to Bob Crawford he didn't play in the Whale's 3-2 win last night because...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2

Bridgeport, CT, April 6, 2013 – Cam Talbot made 38 saves Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena to key a 3-2 victory for the Connecticut Whale, who were outshot 40-20 by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, including 14-3 in the third period. Brandon Segal’s early third-period goal held up as the game-winner, and the Whale also got goals from Benn Ferriero and Ryan Bourque.  Matt...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, Springfield Falcons 3

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, April 5, 2013 - The Connecticut Whale picked up a critical 4-3 win over the Springfield Falcons on Friday at the XL Center. Despite being outshot severely in the first period, and trailing two goals early on, the Whale climbed back and scored four unanswered goals in the second to secure the win. Kris Newbury assisted three scoring efforts for Connecticut...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Thomas nets game winner in CT’s blanking of Worcester

Christian Thomas netted his 18th goal of the season in the second period of Connecticut’s 3-0 win over Worcester last night. Thomas’ goal was a powerplay goal and the eventual game winner. Sam Klassena and Brandon Segal also scored for the Whale, with Logan Pyett, Mike Vernace, Andrew Yogan, Nick Palmieri, Kelsey Tessier, and Micheal Haley contributing with assists. The win gives...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Whale Go 2-1 for the Weekend; Look Ahead to Thursday’s Contest

The New York Rangers’ farm team, the Connecticut Whale, won two out of three games this past weekend at home. Defenseman Logan Pyett, forward Nick Palmieri, and Ranger prospect Andrew Yogan all had three points this weekend, while defenseman Dylan McIlrath, Sam Klassen, Blake Parlett, and forwards Ryan Bourque, Benn Ferriero, Brandon Segal, and rookie [...]
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Pirates 4, Connecticut Whale 3 (SO)

By Wil Goldsholl   Hartford, CT, March 5, 2013 - The Portland Pirates made their final appearance at the XL Center for the 2012-2013 regular season Tuesday night, beating the Connecticut Whale 4-3 in a shootout after giving up a late game-tying goal to the Whale’s Brandon Segal. Chris Kreider scored in the first and second periods to keep Connecticut alive after a shaky...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 (OT)

Bridgeport, CT, March 3, 2013 – The Connecticut Whale let a 2-0 third-period lead slip away Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena, but rebounded to defeat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-2 in overtime. Logan Pyett’s goal at 2:17 of overtime gave the Whale the win.  Pyett converted off of a two-on-one with Brandon Segal, after Christian Thomas broke up a Bridgeport rush in the...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Kreider nets Whale’s first goal in rout

The newly demoted Chris Kreider notched Connecticut’s first goal of the game against Bridgeport last night, scoring on the powerplay. The goal was the first of five against the also-newly-demoted Rick DiPietro, and the first of seven total for the Whale. Kris Newbury, Brandon Mashinter, Brandon Segal, Mike Vernace, and Christian Thomas (2) also scored for the Whale. Cam Talbot...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2, Connecticut Whale 1 (OT)

Wilkes-Barre, PA, February 23, 2013 – Rookie defenseman Joe Morrow’s goal with 52.5 seconds left in overtime gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 2-1 win over the Connecticut Whale Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. With the win, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton moved to two points ahead of the Whale (25-22-5-2, 57 points) in the Eastern Conference playoff race...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Seven Whale notch points in win over Manchester

The Connecticut Whale continued their nice run of late with a 3-2 victory over Manchester –Jordan Weal is the prospect of note for the Monarchs, who was taken by the Kings with the third round pick used in the Brian Boyle trade– where seven different Whale notched points. Goals were scored by Christian Thomas, Brandon Mashinter, and Steve Eminger, while Blake Parlett, Michael...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Manchester Monarchs 2

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, February 17, 2013 - Brandon Segal set up two goals, 16 seconds apart, in the third period to help lead the Connecticut Whale to a 3-2 win over the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday afternoon at the XL Center. Connecticut, picking up its fourth straight win, won three days straight at home to put together a six-point weekend, which is essential as playoff...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 2, Norfolk Admirals 1 (OT)

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, February 16, 2013 - In their second of three home games this weekend, the Connecticut Whale closed out their season series with the Norfolk Admirals with a thrilling 2-1 overtime win Saturday at the XL Center. Brandon Segal potted the game winner two minutes and eight seconds in to the extra period in a rare three-on-three situation, breaking a...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Albany Devils 4, Connecticut Whale 3 (SO)

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, February 5, 2013 - On a night where Connecticut and the parent-team New York Rangers made some personnel swaps, the Devils bested both clubs Tuesday; the Whale suffered a loss at the hands of Albany, 4-3 in a shootout, while the Rangers fell to New Jersey, 3-1. Brandon Mashinter was boomeranged to New York; he left for the Big Apple with J.T...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (OT)

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, February 1, 2013 - Close but no cigar for the Connecticut Whale on Friday night in Hartford; the home team fell to in-state rival Bridgeport Sound Tigers by a count of 5-4 in overtime. Connecticut was solid for two periods, picking up goals from Kelsey Tessier and Brandon Segal, as well as Mike Vernace and Blake Parlett, the blueliners who have...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The depth issue goes beyond roster makeup

Howard Simmons/New York Daily News The Rangers have had a lot of issues at forward depth. It’s something we’ve discussed ad nauseam (here, here, here, here). Part of this issue is the roster makeup, there is no denying that. But that problem was only supposed to be limited to the fourth line of Arron Asham, Jeff Halpern, and Mike Rupp. The thought here was that one more quality...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Why J.T. Miller probably won’t be joining the Rangers this year

The Rangers can’t afford to bun a year of JT Miller’s Entry Level deal GM Glen Sather attempted to act swiftly to address the Rangers’ depth issue at forward last week, but after Jason Arnott failed his physical the team is still left searching for forwards. Acquiring bottom-six forward Benn Ferriero appears to have been a savvy move, but New York is still thin up front. The...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale win third straight entering All Star break

The Connecticut Whale won their third straight game last night, finally beating the Springfield Falcons by a score of 3-2. This was the Whale’s third straight win, moving them into second place, behind the Falcons, in the division. Christian Thomas netted another goal, giving him nine on the season. This gives him the highest total among rookies on the Whale, and the third highest...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Around The Farm: Whale blow lead, win in OT

After blowing a four goal lead in the third period, Brandon Segal netted his second goal of the game and the OT winner for the Whale in their 6-5 victory over Adirondack. The Whale jumped out to a 5-1 lead midway through the second period, but surrendered four straight goals, including two goals in the final two minutes. Newly acquired Brandon Mashinter made his presence known...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Segal returned to AHL

After last night’s loss to Boston, Brandon Segal was returned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. Segal, who was obviously just filling in for the suspended Arron Asham, played just over five minutes last night, finished with a blocked shot and two PIMs (a hooking call). Thanks to Joe Fortunato of Blueshirt Banter for this one. Tweet
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Segal Returned to Whale

According to the Rangers post game notes Brandon Segal has been returned to the CT Whale... "Brandon Segal has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Segal was credited with one blocked shot in 5:21 of ice time while making his Rangers debut in tonight’s season opener at Boston." surprise here, especially after Segal...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Opening day is here, lines are set, drop the puck

Rob Carr/Getty Images The day we have been waiting for has arrived. The NHL season has arrived four months late, but it has arrived nonetheless. The Rangers are in Boston to take on the Bruins tonight, and the projected lines have been set by John Tortorella and his coaching staff: Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Rick Nash Marian Gaborik-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan Chris Kreider-Brian...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Recall Brandon Segal From Whale

NEW YORK, January 17, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Brandon Segal from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Segal, 29, has registered nine goals and seven assists for 16 points, along with 60 penalty minutes in 38 games this season. He is tied for third on the team in...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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