3 Games... 0 Victories
The Hartford Wolf Pack still haven't won yet this year, falling to 0-3 on the new season after losing to the Lowell Devils in Lowell on Saturday night, 3-2. Once again, the Wolf Pack couldn't hold onto an early lead, given to them on Ivan "B.A." Baranka's goal with two minutes left in the opening period. Just as they had against Bridgeport the night before, Hartford surrendered a power-play goal in the final seconds of the first period, and Lowell never trailed from then on.
Lauri Korpikoski put up 5 shots on net, and Dale Purinton said from the radio booth that before the game the coaches had asked Lauri to shoot more often... as opposed to spinning around trying to keep the puck for himself, I guess, which he's been doing a lot of lately.
Schoenfeld's quote from today's Courant: "We played a much, much better game. Our defense moved the puck well, we were more aggressive and the power play was a lot better. For long portions we carried the play. It's like that when you're in a hole. You don't jump out of it."
Syracuse's Tomas Kloucek (22) moving the puck against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Post-Standard photo)
The Wolf Pack aren't the only team in the AHL that's struggling-- the Syracuse Crunch are 0-4 and have been blown out in each of their first four games, by scores of 6-0, 4-1, 6-1, and 6-3.
One of the writers of the Syracuse Post-Standard keeps a pretty good blog on the Crunch, which I started reading last season after Fedor Fedorov was loaned to Syracuse. These are some of the other AHL-related blogs that I know of:
Skate The Plank (Portland Pirates)
Lindsay Kramer's Crunch Hockey (Syracuse Crunch)
Andrew Ferraro's Aeros blog (Houston Aeros)
Baby B's (Providence Bruins)
The Shark Tank (Worcester Sharks)
Penguins Insider (W-B/S Penguins)
Michael Fornabaio's Soundin' Off (Bridgeport Sound Tigers)
So Very Obsessed (Providence Bruins)
Bears InSight (Hershey Bears)