The Hartford Wolf Pack are coming off a 2-1-0 week, with wins over Manchester (4-2) and Houston (4-0). Hartford was blanked, 3-0, by their interstate rivals, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
The Pack sit atop the Atlantic Division with 27 points (11-4-4-1) through the first 20 games of the season. Manchester is currently ranked second in the division with 25 points through 23 games. The Wolf Pack are also tied for first in the Atlantic Division with 11 wins.
Hartford has posted a 7-1-4-0 mark at the Civic Center and is the only AHL team with only one regulation loss on home ice.TEAM LEADERS:
GOALS - Jason MacDonald (8), Layne Ulmer (7)
ASSISTS - Chad Wiseman (10)
POINTS - Chad Wiseman (15)
PENALTY MINUTES - Richard Scott (79)
SHOTS ON GOAL - Chad Wiseman (63)
PLUS/MINUS - Ken Gernander (+9)UPCOMING GAMES:
Wednesday, December 3 at Manchester Monarchs (7:05 PM ET)
Friday, December 5 at Portland Pirates (7:05 PM ET)
Saturday, December 6 vs. Lowell Lock Monsters (7:05 PM ET)RECENT GAME RECAPS:November 29, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Houston Aeros 0
Jason LaBarbera stopped 29 shots and Layne Ulmer collected a goal and two assists as the Hartford Wolf Pack blanked the Houston Aeros, 4-0. LaBarbera, who has two shutouts in his last three appearances, recorded 14 saves in the second period and helped kill all seven Houston power plays to earn the win. Ulmer assisted on the eventual game-winning goal by Lawrence Nycholat at 9:20 of the first period and scored his seventh goal of the season just 58 seconds into the second. Garth Murray and Jason MacDonald each scored a third-period goal and Cory Larose finished with three assists for Hartford, which is unbeaten in its last four games at the Hartford Civic Center. Kyle Kettles surrendered four goals on 32 shots to suffer the loss for the Aeros, who have lost five of their last six games (0-5-1).November 28, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 0, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3
Wade Dubielewicz stopped all 19 shots he faced to help the Bridgeport Sound Tigers blank the Hartford Wolf Pack, 3-0. Dubielewicz, a rookie from the University of Denver who entered the contest with a 1.72 goals against average, turned away 9 of the 19 shots he faced in the final stanza to pick up his first professional shutout. Jeff Hamilton provided Dubielewicz with all the offense he would need when he potted his league-leading 15th goal of the year, a power-play goal at the 11:06 mark of the opening period. Brandon Smith picked up a pair of assists and scored into an empty net for Bridgeport, which has won eight consecutive games and its second shutout of the year. Phil Osaer made 17 saves in the contest for Hartford, which fell to 1-1-1 against Bridgeport and was shut out for the first time this year.November 26, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Manchester Monarchs 2
Jason MacDonald and rookie Bryce Lampman scored back-to-back goals in the second period to help the Hartford Wolf Pack double up the Manchester Monarchs, 4-2. MacDonald scored his team-leading seventh goal 5:19 into the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and Lampman added the eventual game-winner just over five minutes later. Matt Kinch and Juris Stals each recorded their first goals of the season, and Dominic Moore recorded his second straight two-assist game for Hartford, which scored four goals for just the fourth time in 18 games. Phil Osaer finished with 26 saves, including 11 in the second period to earn the win for the Wolf Pack. Pavel Rosa, who has five points in his last three games, scored two goals and Scott Barney finished with a pair of assists for Manchester. Adam Hauser allowed four goals on 22 shots to suffer his first loss in regulation for the Monarchs, who lost for just the third time in their last 12 games.