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Hartford Wolf Pack Update - February 3 to 9

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

A tie and an OT loss this past week moved the Hartford Wolf Pack to 22-20-7-4 (55 points) in 53 games this season. Coming up this week, the Pack are on the road against the Worcester IceCats on Wednesday before returning home on Valentine's Day to host the Milwaukee Admirals. They finish up the week on Saturday night at the Civic Center as they battle the San Antonio Rampage.

Portland, February 8, 2003 -- Colin Forbes scored his 18th goal of the season in the final seconds of regulation to help the Portland Pirates rally to tie the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-2. Forbes, who is tied for the team lead in goals, tallied an extra attacker, power-play goal, with Chris and Peter Ferraro assisting, at 19:45 of the third period to force overtime. Jason Boumedienne scored midway through the first to give a 1-0 lead to Portland, which is winless in its last three games (0-2-1). Maxime Ouellet made 35 saves, including six in the extra session, to preserve the tie for the Pirates. Jason LaBarbera, who has stopped 40 or more shots three times this season, made 40 saves, including four in overtime, to earn the tie for Hartford. Nils Ekman and Garth Murray both tallied for the Wolf Pack, who are 2-1-1-1 on their current six-game road trip.

February 7, 2003 -- Jeff Hamilton scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers rallied to defeat the Hartford Wolf Pack, 3-2. Hamilton tallied 1:24 into the extra session for his sixth game-winner of the season. Konstantin Kalmikov scored with 9:38 remaining in the third period for his eighth goal of the season, knotting the score at 2-2. Jeremy Adduono netted the first of three unanswered goals with 59 seconds left in the second stanza with a power-play tally and Daniel Tkaczuk had a pair of assists for Bridgeport, which won its fourth straight. Scott Stirling made 17 saves, including two in overtime, for the win. Ken Gernander opened the scoring 4:17 into the contest with his 14th of the season and Dixon Ward gave his team a two-goal lead 1:33 later for Hartford, which fell to 2-3-0 versus the Sound Tigers this season. Jason LaBarbera made 26 saves in the loss.

Dixon Ward leads the Wolf Pack in scoring with 44 points (17 goals, 27 assists).

John Tripp appeared in his first AHL All-Star Game, recording five shots on goal in the contest.

Richard Lintner, who had been leading the Wolf Pack in scoring among defensemen with 21 points (six goals, 15 assists), was traded to Pittsburgh on February 10.

Wolf Pack Internet Webcasts Now Available Through
Webcasts of Hartford Wolf Pack play-by-play will now be available through All games will be live on, even in situations in which the Wolf Pack radio broadcast is tape-delayed on ESPN Radio 1410, the radio home of the Wolf Pack. To access the cybercasts, simply log on to and click on the broadcast link, or point your browser to Each webcast will begin with the pregame show 30 minutes before faceoff.
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