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RANGERS LOSE TOP END OF VARSITY/JV BATTLE WITH ISLANDERS

New York Rangers     VERSUS     New York I

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
New York Rangers 2, New York Islanders 4
October 15, 2011 (Game 3, Away Game 3)
Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, New York

Team Notes:

-The Rangers were defeated by the New York Islanders, 4-2, tonight at Nassau Coliseum in their first game in North America this season.

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STILL LEARNING TO FLY

Connecticut Whale     VERSUS     Bridgeport    

It was not a good night for the battle between the New York organizations if you’re sitting on the Rangers side of that turf war as both the parent and top affiliate clubs lost to their biggest in-state rivals. The Rangers lost 4-2 as John Tavares torched the Blueshirts with a hat-trick and ex-Wolf Pack P.A. Parenteau added a trio of assists. in Hartford, it’s becoming a bad habit as the team could not hold onto two leads, a two goal lead in the first and a single goal lead in the third and lost in their third consecutive shootout at the team’s home opener in front of 8,832 Saturday night.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

Veteran right wing Jeremy Williams, the Connecticut Whale’s leading goal scorer and only AHL All-Star last season, won’t be returning to Hartford.

The 27-year-old Williams wasn’t offered a new contract by the parent New York Rangers and has signed a one-year deal with the EC Salzburg Red Bulls in the Austrian Elite League, where his opponents will include former Hartford Wolf Pack players Craig Weller, Cory Larose, Marvin Degon, Francois Fortier, Mike Ouellette, Burke Henry and Tyler Donati.

In his only season with the Whale, Williams led the team with 32 goals, tying his career high with the Grand Rapids Griffins the previous season, and was second in points with 55, six behind center and close friend Kris Newbury, who is signed for next season. Williams was scoreless in one game with the Rangers.

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RANGERS SIGN THOMAS – THANK GOD NOT ISAIAH

Other than the fact that Christian Thomas is the son of the well travelled Steve Thomas and that he was part of a trade that sent Michael Del Zotto and John Taveras  from Oshawa to London in the OHL, we know nothing about the right winger, who was the New York Rangers second round pick in 2010 (40th overall) so we can’t say much. Well, other than that his stats are pretty impressive.

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