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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: April 26, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Montoya

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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, beat the Providence Bruins 1-0 in a Calder Cup playoff game on Thursday night in Providence, R.I., to take a 3-2 Atlantic Division semifinal series lead over the Bruins with Games 6 and 7 set for this weekend at the Hartford Civic Center. The man of the hour was goaltender Al Montoya, the Rangers' first pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Montoya stopped 26 shots to earn both the shutout and No. 2 star honors. He had 10 saves in the first period, seven in the second and nine in the third to win a netminding duel with former Boston Bruins goalie Hannu Toivonen, the No. 3 star. The game's lone goal was scored by Nigel Dawes, who beat Toivonen on a power play at 8:01 of the second period. Dawes' winner was assisted by linemate Jarkko Immonen and defenseman Corey Potter. Dawes, who now has four goals in five playoff games, was named the No. 1 star. Hartford needs to win just one of the next two games at home on either Saturday or Sunday to advance to the division finals. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.

Recent Prospect Updates:
April 22 -- Sudbury drops Game 3 in overtime at home
April 23 -- Staal helps Sudbury even series with Belleville at 2-2
April 24 -- Providence evens series with Wolf Pack
April 25 -- Staal dominates as Sudbury takes 3-2 lead

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