The Hartford Wolf Pack continued their strong start to the 2003-04 season this past weekend, defeating the Providence Bruins, 5-2, on Friday and skating to a 3-3 tie with the Springfield Falcons on Saturday. Hartford also blanked the Albany River Rats, 1-0, this past Wednesday.
The Pack currently lead the American Hockey League with 16 points through 10 games, and are the only team to have not posted a regulation loss thus far (6-0-3-1).TEAM LEADERS:
GOALS - Chad Wiseman (4)
ASSISTS - Jed Ortmeyer, Fedor Tyutin, Chad Wiseman (5)
POINTS - Chad Wiseman (9)
PENALTY MINUTES - Richard Scott (44)
SHOTS ON GOAL - Fedor Tyutin (29)
PLUS/MINUS - Jed Ortmeyer, Fedor Tyutin (+6)UPCOMING GAMES:
Friday, November 7 vs. Portland Pirates (7:05 PM ET)
Saturday, November 8 vs. Springfield Falcons (7:05 PM ET)RECENT GAME RECAPS:November 1, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Springfield Falcons 3
Peter Ferraro scored twice to help the Springfield Falcons skate to a 3-3 tie with the Hartford Wolf Pack. Ferraro tied the score at 1-1 with 8:19 left in the first period and doubled Springfield's lead 4:40 later. After Chad Wiseman and Lawrence Nycholat scored in the second period to give Hartford a 3-2 lead, Nikos Tselios netted the equalizer 1:18 into the third for the Falcons. David LeNeveu made 15 of his 35 saves in the third period for Springfield, which has gone undefeated in its last three games (2-0-1). Jason LaBarbera stopped 30 shots, including all six he faced in overtime for the Wolf Pack, who remain as the only team in the league without a regulation loss (6-0-3-1).October 31, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Providence Bruins 2
Richard Scott scored twice to lead the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 5-2 victory over the Providence Bruins. Scott broke a 1-1 tie with an unassisted, shorthanded goal midway through the second period and added a power-play tally into an empty net with 36 seconds remaining. Layne Ulmer scored what proved to be the game-winner with 2:16 left in the middle session for Hartford, which has yet to lose in regulation this season (6-0-2-1). Jason LaBarbera made 21 saves in the win. Doug Doull and Pat Leahy scored for Providence, which has dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season. Hannu Toivonen stopped 31 shots but was saddled with his first professional defeat (3-1). October 29, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 1, Albany River Rats 0
Jason LaBarbera needed to stop just 15 shots to record his third career shutout in the AHL and lead the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 1-0 victory over the Albany River Rats. LaBarbera faced just a pair of shots in the first period and saved all eight he saw in the second for his fourth win of the season. Jason MacDonald snapped a scoreless tie with 1:41 remaining in regulation for Hartford, which improved to 3-0-0-1 on the road. Juris Stals recorded an assist for the Wolf Pack, who outshot Albany by a 46-15 margin. Scott Clemmensen turned away 14 or more shots in each period, but suffered the loss.