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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Wolf Pack point streak ends

Boredom won't starve as long as I feed it
Maxim Kondratiev, seen here attempting
to chop a penguin's head off

The Hartford Wolf Pack, with Al Montoya in net, lost on the road tonight to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-0. It was the first time that the Wolf Pack had been shut out this season, and the one-sided loss also ended Hartford's streak of 13 straight games with at least one standings point (9-0-1-3). The Penguins, who just two days earlier had scored 7 goals in one period against the Hershey Bears, have the AHL's best record at 26-3-2-1.

22-year-old Russian defenseman Maxim Kondratiev played in his first game this season for the Wolf Pack, having just been sent down by the New York Rangers. At the very least this means that a Kondratiev game-used Wolf Pack road jersey from this season, worn maybe once and with barely a puck mark on it, will be on my Christmas list for next year (hint, hint). In other good news, the Rangers in their game tonight trounced the hated and despicable New York Islanders, 6-2.

One further note: the Phoenix Coyotes, apparently not satisfied with having just one skidmark on their roster, earlier today traded Krys Kolanos to Carolina for Pavel Brendl. I submit that Pavel Brendl will be remembered as the stinkiest thing ever received in a trade between two sports teams, with second place going to the time that a minor league pitcher was traded for 10 pounds of catfish.


Blogger Brushback said...


Kondratiev went back up to the Rangers on Friday.

12/31/05, 11:26 AM


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