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THREE ALARM CHICAGO FIRE SMOKES RANGERS

New York Rangers     VERSUS      Chicago

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 9, 2012 (Game 67, Away Game 36)
United CenterChicago, IL

                                                            1st     2nd    3rd     OT      F
New York Rangers                1        0         2          –         3
Chicago Blackhawks           0        1         3          –         4

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3, tonight at United Center, and are now 13-6-3 in their last 22 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 42-18-7 (91 pts.) overall, including a 20-11-5 mark on the road.
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VALLERAND AND PROUGH PROMOTED

Ray SchmittBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that forwards Marc-Olivier Vallerand and Jeff Prough have been called up to the American Hockey League.

Vallerand has been called up by the Rockford IceHogs which puts Vallerand on his third different team in the last week. The second-year forward from Longueil, Quebec was signed to a professional tryout by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on February 26 and went on to skate in his first two AHL games with the Sound Tigers. He was released from the PTO by Bridgeport and re-joined the Road Warriors for their 2-1 win in Cincinnati on February 28. Following the game he was signed to a PTO by Rockford which is the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Vallerand leads the Road Warriors in goals, 27, and is third on the team in points with 50.

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YOU CAN’T WIN’EM ALL

New York Rangers     VERSUS      Chicago

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 16, 2012 (Game 56, Home Game 27)
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

                                                 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
Chicago Blackhawks            4      0        0       –       4

New York Rangers               0      1         1       –       2

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 8-2-1 in their last 11 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 37-14-5 (79 points) on the season, including an 18-7-2 mark at home.
  • The Blueshirts held the Blackhawks scoreless in three shorthanded situations (3:24).  The Rangers’ penalty kill has now held opponents scoreless in the last four games (10 times shorthanded), and 18 of the last 23 games (57-62, 91.9% over the span).
  • The Rangers out-hit the Blackhawks, 32-14, and had 15 players credited with at least one hit in the contest.  Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi tied for the game-high with five hits.

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ROLLING VERSUS SLUMPING AT MSG

New York RangersNY RANGERS vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Rangers: 37-13-5 (79 pts)
Blackhawks: 29-21-7 (65 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Feb. 14

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ROAD WARRIORS TRADE FOR BRETTON CAMERON

Greenville Road WarriorsBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that they have acquired forward Bretton Cameron from the Stockton Thunder in exchange for forward Max Campbell.

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OFF TO KLINGER’S HOMETOWN FOR ROAD WARRIORS

Greenville Road WarriorsBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

TOLEDO, OH Tonight the Greenville Road Warriors face off against the Toledo Walleye as they go for their third consecutive road victory.

The Road Warriors (10-7-0) visit Toledo (8-9-0) tonight for the second of six scheduled meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on  America One or listening at  www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com.

TWO MINUTES with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1Classy move by the NHL at the start of the fitness testing portion of its scouting combine Friday with a tribute to former Central Scouting Service E.J. McGuire, the first coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack.

McGuire died in April from a rare form of cancer. Jim Gregory, a former general manager and senior NHL hockey operations member, opened with moving remarks about his close friend. Gregory’s comments were followed by a video homage to McGuire and his work in the hockey community.

McGuire was a longtime assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks (under coach Mike Keenan) and also coached the Wolf Pack and Maine Mariners in the AHL and the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm.

As Mariners coach in the 1991-92 season, McGuire oversaw Bruins players and prospects, including current broadcasters and analysts Andy Brickley, Bob Beers and Barry Pederson. He coached the Wolf Pack in 1997-98 and 1998-99 before John Paddock took over and led the team to its only Calder Cup title.

I didn’t cover the Wolf Pack while E.J. was coach, but he was always quite personable and informative when we chatted when he returned to the then Hartford Civic Center. He was a terrific guy and is sorely missed.

FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

By: Bruce Berlet

Former Hartford Wolf Pack coach Ryan McGill is looking for a job.

McGill wasn’t retained by the Calgary Flames, making him the third member of the coaching staff to be let go after the team missed the playoffs for a second consecutive season. Goalie coach Jamie McLennan and assistant Rob Cookson also didn’t have the option years of their contracts picked up. Dave Lowry is the only assistant to be retained under coach Brent Sutter.

FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

CROMWELL, CT – The Connecticut Whale bus wouldn’t get into gear after a practice in suburban Syracuse during the team’s only venture into Canada this season to Toronto and Hamilton last week.

But Johnny Davis, a bus driver for 25 years and the team’s chauffeur since the birth of the Hartford Wolf Pack in 1997, solved the problem in 90 minutes after calling his boss at Dattco.

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TRADES

A couple of quick hits here on a couple of ex-number one picks and both former Hartford Wolf Pack players.

The team’s all-time number two goaltender in terms of wins, Al Montoya has been traded for a sixth round pick to the NY Islanders.

Also, The Florida Panthers have announced they have acquired RW Jack Skille, ex-Hartford Wolf Pack RW Hugh Jessiman and C David Pacan from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for RW Michael Frolik and G Alexander Salak.