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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: April 8, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


Immonen

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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, beat the Albany River Rats 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Hartford Civic Center. It was a tremendous day for Jarkko Immonen, the game's No. 1 star with a remarkable natural hat trick. Craig Weller got the Pack on the board first with 2:50 remaining in the first period, with Lauri Korpikoski getting the primary assist. Jarkko Immonen then made it 2-0 with the eventual game-winning goal off assists from No. 2 star Nigel Dawes and defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti at 2:17 of the second period. Sanguinetti's assist was the first AHL point for the Rangers' 2006 first-round draft pick. Only nine minutes later, Immonen scored again for a commanding 3-0 advantage. Dawes and Alex Bourret assisted on Immonen's second goal. Immonen later closed out his hat trick with his 20th goal of the season on a power play at 3:30 of the third period, making it 4-0. Dwight Helminen closed out the scoring for the Pack with 8:23 remaining in the game. Hugh Jessiman picked up the primary assist on the goal, Helminen's 15th of the season. Goaltender Al Montoya, the No. 3 star, was sharp in net with 28 saves and had a shutout going into the final 10 minutes of the third period. Hartford outshot Albany 39-29. The Wolf Pack are now 46-28-4 on the season, having gone a remarkable 41-17-3 over the past 61 games and hold second place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division with two games remaining in the regular season. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.

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