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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Wolf Pack demolish Monarchs, 5-1

A blind man walks into a drugstore and starts walking up and down the aisles, knocking things off the shelves with his cane.  The manager comes over to him and says, 'Sir, may I help you?', to which the man replies, 'No, just looking.' Joe Rullier (Chris Rutsch photo)

The Hartford Wolf Pack won on the road in Manchester on Saturday, defeating the Monarchs, 5-1, and passing Manchester for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Wolf Pack have now won three games in a row this week, scoring 16 goals in that span.

Former Wolf Pack forward Brad Smyth led off the scoring for the Monarchs with his 16th goal of the season, but it was all Hartford after that as Immonen, Baranka, Rullier, Helminen, and Giroux scored consecutively for the Wolf Pack, with Hartford outshooting Manchester 26-6 over the final two periods. Helminen's goal was his team-leading 18th goal of the season. Joe Rullier, who played four seasons in Manchester before joining the Rangers organization this season, added two assists and was voted the first star of the game. Nigel Dawes also had two assists for the Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack now trail division-leading Portland by 3 points, and now travel up to Portland to face the Pirates at 4:05pm on Sunday.


Anonymous G12 said...

Nice to see rullier finally have a good game agaist his old team....
wait i mean a good game period.

1/8/06, 1:12 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

Maybe Joe is on an upswing. There were a full two months when he did almost nothing-- now in the past 3 games he's become more of a presence.

1/8/06, 2:13 PM


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