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Hartford Wolf Pack Update - February 23 to 29

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


The Hartford Wolf Pack extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 2-0-1-1 mark during the week. The Pack are 8-0-2-1 over the span to extend their Atlantic Division lead to 11 points over the second place Manchester Monarchs.

Hartford has posted a 33-16-10-2 record for 78 points in 61 games, ranking second in points to only Grand Rapids (82 points) on the season.


TEAM LEADERS:
GOALS - Layne Ulmer (18), Chad Wiseman (17)
ASSISTS - Cory Larose (28), Chad Wiseman (22)
POINTS - Chad Wiseman (39), Cory Larose (39), Layne Ulmer (30)
PENALTY MINUTES - Garth Murray (133), Jayme Filipowicz (109)
SHOTS ON GOAL - Layne Ulmer (161), Cory Larose (148)
PLUS/MINUS - Matt Kinch (+22), Jayme Filipowicz / Benoit Dusablon (+16)


UPCOMING GAMES:
Wednesday, March 3 vs. Utah Grizzlies (7:05 PM ET)
Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Bridgeport Sound Tigers (7:05 PM ET)


RECENT GAME RECAPS:
February 29, 2004 - Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Springfield Falcons 2
Benoit Dusablon scored a goal and handed out two assists to lead the Hartford Wolf Pack past the Springfield Falcons, 5-2. Dusablon scored with 7:21 remaining in the first period to give Hartford a 3-0 lead. John Jakopin delivered a goal and an assist for the Wolf Pack in a contest that featured 20 fighting penalties. Jason LaBarbera turned aside 35 shots to pick up the win for Hartford, which is unbeaten in its last 11 games (8-0-2-1). Ivan Novoseltsev and former Pack defenseman Nic Bilotto tallied for Springfield, which had its unbeaten streak snapped at 4-0-3-0.

February 28, 2004 - Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Lowell Lock Monsters 3
Mike Zigomanis and Brett Lysak scored in the third period to help the Lowell Lock Monsters skate to a 3-3 tie with the Hartford Wolf Pack. Just 55 seconds after Hartford had established a 3-1 lead, Zigomanis scored on the power play to bring Lowell within a goal with 9:50 left in regulation. Lysak tallied with 2:11 remaining in the third period for the Lock Monsters, who have won just twice in their last 11 games (2-6-2-1). Jamie Storr stopped 26 shots, including four in overtime, for Lowell. Juris Stals and Cory Larose scored in a 57-second span of the third period to give the Wolf Pack a two-goal lead after entering the session trailing, 1-0. Jason LaBarbera made 19 saves for Hartford, which has not lost in regulation in its last 10 games (7-0-2-1).

February 27, 2004 - Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Springfield Falcons 4 (OT)
Frantisek Lukes scored in overtime to complete a three-goal rally as the Springfield Falcons came from behind to beat the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-3. Lukes, who assisted on the first of Jason Jaspers' two third-period goals, helped Springfield extend its unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2) with his goal 1:30 into overtime. Former Pack defenseman Nic Bilotto, who picked up the lone assist on Lukes' game-winner, set up former Pack forward Peter Ferraro with 3:09 left in regulation to tie the score at 3-3 and force overtime. David LeNeveu made 29 saves, including 16 in the second period, to pick up the win. Dominic Moore scored with 11:07 left in the third period to give Hartford a 3-1 lead. Juris Stals supplied two assists for the Wolf Pack, who had their eight-game unbeaten streak (7-0-1) halted. David St.Germain, who replaced starting goalie Phil Osaer late in the third period, allowed the overtime goal to suffer the loss.

February 25, 2004 - Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2
Brandon Cullen and Dominic Moore both had a goal and an assist to help the Hartford Wolf Pack beat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 5-2. Cullen opened the scoring 2:10 into the contest and helped out on a goal by Benoit Dusablon with 5:46 remaining, capping a four-goal first period for Hartford. Moore assisted on a first-period goal by Jeff Heerema and capped the scoring 3:10 into the third. Layne Ulmer had a shorthanded goal in the opening stanza for the Wolf Pack, who improved to 7-0-1-0 over their last eight games. Jason LaBarbera had 22 saves to collect his league-leading 24th victory. Derek Bekar finished with a goal and an assist for Bridgeport, which has lost three consecutive contests. Wade Dubielewicz gave up three goals on the first eight shots that he faced before being pulled.
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