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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Hartford squeaks past Hershey, 6-5

Rock, Scissors, Gun I Wear Glasses In The Most Brutal Sport Ever Invented

The Hartford Wolf Pack halted a 3-game losing streak by beating the Hershey Bears in Hershey yesterday, 6-5. Hartford had a 6-2 lead at one point in the game, scoring two goals in the first 43 seconds of the third period, but had to hold on to win as Hershey, the Washington Capitals' affiliate, tallied the game's final three goals. The Wolf Pack were outshot in the game, 46-24, and were on the penalty kill 12 times. Hershey's Lawrence Nycholat scored a goal and an assist against his former team, while Nigel Dawes and Jarkko Immonen were among the goal scorers for the Wolf Pack. Fedor Fedorov had an assist, after scoring a goal in a loss to Springfield the night before.

Chess is the word

With the Wolf Pack struggling, it might be a good time for us to get on the Charlotte Checkers bandwagon. Charlotte, the Rangers/Wolf Pack affiliate in the ECHL, started off the ECHL season this week with 2 straight wins. Charlotte is where Austrian goalie Bernd Bruckler, who impressed in his one game with the Wolf Pack earlier this month, ended up.

Steve Valiquette in goal for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl against Molot Perm

Former Wolf Pack goalie Steve Valiquette (above) is still playing well for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Russian Super League. Valiquette has a 2.06 GAA and .913 save percentage in 15 games, not including today's 2-2 tie against Ak Bars Kazan, the team that Lokomotiv is chasing for 3rd place in the RSL. Another former AHL goalie who is doing well in the RSL is Travis Scott, who played 8 seasons in the AHL, most recently for the San Antonio Rampage and the Manchester Monarchs. Playing for Mettalurg Magnitogorsk, Scott has a 1.06 GAA and .954 save percentage, and leads the league with 5 shutouts. Ilya Kovalchuk is still the top RSL goal scorer with 8, despite having last played in Russia on October 4th.