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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Lowell, Kolesnik shut down Hartford, 3-2

It's really cold in Canada, you know
Fedor Fedorov, being held behind the net by Lowell's Cody McLeod. The Fedor Tyutin #15 SKA-St. Petersburg jersey in the background is me. Big freaking deal, huh? (Chris Rutsch photo)

The Hartford Wolf Pack threw 44 shots on net but couldn't solve Vitaly Kolesnik, losing at home on Sunday to Lowell, 3-2. Kolesnik, the Team Kazakhstan goalie who played seven games earlier this season with the Colorado Avalanche, stymied the Wolf Pack's best efforts all day and was voted the #1 star of the game by the local Hartford media. He also looks somewhat like Robert Pollard, though I wouldn't expect anyone else to notice that.

Hartford's best chance to win the game came in the third period, after Jarkko Immonen had gotten in behind Kolesnik and made a behind-the-back, back-handed swipe at a rebound, knocking the puck into the net and tying the score at 2-2. With less than eight minutes to go in the game, a high-sticking major was assessed to Lowell's Mike Zigomanis, giving Hartford a 5-minute power play. The Wolf Pack had 5-on-3's twice during the course of the 5-minute major and beyond, on two seperate minor penalties by Lowell, yet still couldn't keep consistent possesion in the offensive zone. It was probably the most inept Wolf Pack power play that I have ever witnessed, ending in disaster when Lowell scored shorthanded to take a 3-2 lead. Craig Weller then took a minor penalty to negate what little time was left on the man advantage, and that was pretty much the end of the game.

The line of Dawes - Genoway - whomever scored again for the Wolf Pack, with Genoway potting his 15th goal of the season. With Dwight Helminen still sidelined with a groin injury, Fedor Fedorov was in the line-up again, taking a stupid interference penalty in the offensive zone less than 20 seconds into a Wolf Pack power play in the second period. I've been really hoping for the Fedorov trade to work out for the Wolf Pack and the Rangers, but the guy just has no clue.


Anonymous pack attack said...

It was my observation that many of the 44 Wolf*Pack shots on net were dead on the center of Kolesnik's chest -- easy shots to stop and usually bring the best chance to swallow up a rebound.

Craig Weller's late 3rd Period cross-checking penalty was a bone-headed penalty. Not very Captain-like.

1/23/06, 11:23 PM

Anonymous G12 said...

G would never have taken a stupid penalty such as that

1/24/06, 3:46 PM

Blogger Brushback said...


Today, the Rangers traded Jeff Taffe:

press release

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired left wing Martin Sonnenberg from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for center Jeff Taffe.

Sonnenberg, 28, has appeared in 41 games with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering 10 goals and seven assists along with 34 penalty minutes.

The 6-0, 197-pounder has recorded 124 goals and 142 assists for 266 points, along with 593 penalty minutes in 458 career AHL games with Syracuse, Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Saint John, Lowell, Utah and San Antonio of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sonnenberg has also skated in 63 career NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, collecting two goals and three assists, along with 21 penalty minutes.

1/24/06, 10:25 PM


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