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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: March 10, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, defeated the Lowell Devils 3-2 in an overtime shootout on Saturday night at the Hartford Civic Center. Trailing 2-0 after one period, the Pack came back to force overtime by scoring once in the second and once in the third. Jarkko Immonen got the Hartford offense rolling at 4:53 of the second period, scoring his 11th goal of the season off assists from Dane Byers and Ryan Callahan to make it 2-1. Defenseman Marvin Degon later delivered the game-tying goal with 8:30 remaining in regulation. Byers and Immonen assisted on Degon's goal, giving each player two points in the game. In the shootout, Ryan Callahan scored in the first round and Dwight Helminen, the game's No. 3 star, scored in the fourth. The Pack clinched their victory when netminder Al Montoya stopped Grant Marshall in the fourth round and Stephen Gionta in the fifth. Montoya finished the night with 31 saves to earn No. 1 star honors. Hartford is now 37-23-3 on the season and has gone a remarkable 32-12-2 over the past 46 games to tie for second place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division with a game in hand over Providence. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.

In addition, 12 Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the QMJHL, OHL, WHL and NCAA on Saturday. Here is a summary of their performances:

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's Scoring to Date: 64 games, 24 goals, 30 assists, 54 PIM
March 10: Owen Sound 9, Windsor 4 (at Owen Sound)

It was a big night for Sanguinetti, who had a goal and two assists as the Attack came back from a 4-1 deficit with eight unanswered goals. Sanguinetti began his offensive onslaught with the second assist on Wayne Simmonds' power-play goal at 16:33 of the second period, tying the game at 4-4. At 2:01 of the period, Sanguinetti tallied his 24th goal of the season to put Owen Sound ahead 6-4. He closed out his evening with the second assist on Howie Martin's goal with 3:26 remaining in the third. Sanguinetti also took one minor penalty in the first period and finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

ZaborskyTomas Zaborsky
Position: Left Wing
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Zaborsky's Scoring to Date: 55 games, 18 goals, 22 assists, 16 PIM
March 10: Saginaw 5, Erie 2 (at Erie)

It was a two-point night for Zaborsky. He scored the game's first goal at 3:10 of the opening period and later had the primary assist on Patrick Asselin's goal at 12:13 of the third, which gave Saginaw a 4-2 lead. Zaborsky finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

PyattTom Pyatt
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Pyatt's Scoring to Date: 55 games, 39 goals, 38 assists, 18 PIM
March 10: Saginaw 5, Erie 2 (at Erie)

Pyatt scored a power-play goal at 13:41 of the first period, putting Saginaw up 2-0.

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 66 games, 24 goals, 30 assists, 137 PIM
March 10: Prince George 4, Kamloops 2 (at Prince George)

Hunter, the Prince George captain, provided the spark as the Cougars came back from a 2-0 deficit by scoring four times in the game's final 10 minutes for the win. He got the Prince George offense rolling, scoring at 10:23 of the third to cut Kamloops' lead to 2-1. He also took minor penalties in the second and third periods and finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

Ryan Billy Ryan
Position: Center
Team: University of Maine Black Bears
League: Hockey East
Ryan's Scoring to Date: 37 games, 12 goals, 18 assists, 20 PIM
March 10: UMass 5, Maine 2 (at UMass) (Hockey East Quarterfinals) (UMass wins series 2-0)

Ryan scored Maine's second goal at 6:14 of the third period, cutting UMass' lead to 4-2. He also took a minor penalty in the second period. Maine was eliminated from the Hockey East playoffs but is eligible for a bid to the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Kveton David Kveton
Position: Right Wing
Team: Gatineau
League: QMJHL
Kveton's Scoring to Date: 27 games, 5 goals, 25 assists, 15 PIM
March 10: Rounyn-Noranda 4, Gatineau 1 (at Gatineau)

Kveton had the second assist on Keven Petit's power-play goal at 1:21 of the third period, cutting Rouyn-Noranda's lead to 3-1. The assist was his 30th point in only 27 QMJHL games this season.
(NOTE: Kveton's 2006-07 Czech stats with Vsetin: 19 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, 8 PIM)

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 56 games, 29 goals, 42 assists, 43 PIM
March 10: Kootenay 2, Spokane 1 (SO) (at Spokane)

Russell did not score any points or take any penalties in regulation and overtime. He was Kootenay's first shooter in the overtime shootout but did not score.

Olver Darin Olver
Position: Center
Team: Northern Michigan Wildcats
League: CCHA
Olver's Scoring to Date: 41 games, 14 goals, 20 assists, 47 PIM
March 10: Michigan 8, Northern Michigan 3 (at Michigan) (CCHA Quarterfinals) (Michigan wins series 2-0)

Playing in his final college game, Olver had the primary assist on Pat Bateman's power-play goal at 12:39 of the first period, cutting Michigan's lead to 2-1. He also took minor penalties in the first and second periods. The loss ended Northern Michigan's season at 15-24-2.

RocheKen Roche
Position: Center
Team: Boston University Terriers
League: Hockey East
Roche's Scoring to Date: 36 games, 12 goals, 16 assists, 28 PIM
March 10: Boston University 3, Vermont 2 (OT) (at Boston University) (Hockey East Quarterfinals (BU wins series 2-1)

Roche helped Boston University advance to the Final Four of Hockey East. The Terriers won the best-of-3 series on a goal by Brandon Yip at 9:22 of overtime. Roche took a minor penalty in the game's first period

ReeseDylan Reese
Position: Defense
Team: Harvard Crimson
League: ECAC
Reese's Scoring to Date: 33 games, 9 goals, 9 assists, 26 PIM
March 10: Clarkson 2, Harvard 1 (at Clarkson) (ECAC Quarterfinals) (Clarkson wins series 2-0)

Reese, the Harvard captain, did not score any points or take any penalties in his final college game, as the Crimson saw their season end at Clarkson. Harvard completed the season with a 14-17-2 record.

Foote Jordan Foote
Position: Left Wing
Team: Michigan Tech Huskies
League: WCHA
Foote's Scoring to Date: 37 games, 2 goals, 7 assists, 34 PIM
March 10: Colorado College 2, Michigan Tech 0 (at Colo. College) (WCHA Playoffs, Round 1) (Series tied 1-1)

Foote did not take any penalties as the Huskies lost a chance to clinch the series. Colorado College and Michigan Tech will play for the right to advance on Sunday night.

KoverkoTrevor Koverko
Position: Defense
Team: Oshawa Generals
League: OHL
Koverko's Scoring to Date: 62 games, 0 goals, 18 assists, 159 PIM
March 10: Oshawa 3, Peterborough 1 (at Peterborough)

Koverko did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the second period of the Generals' road win. He also tied for the team lead with a plus-2 rating.

DornicIvan Dornic
Position: Forward
Team: BK Mlada Boleslav
League: Czech First Division
Dornic's Scoring to Date: 16 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 8 PIM
March 10: Mlada Boleslav 3, Ostrava 2 (at Ostrava)

Dornic was not in the lineup for his team's win on the road.
(NOTE: Dornic's 2006-07 Slovak Extraliga stats with Skalica: 20 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 14 PIM)

StaalMarc Staal
Position: Defense
Team: Sudbury Wolves
League: OHL
Staal's Scoring to Date: 51 games, 5 goals, 29 assists, 92 PIM
March 10: Belleville 4, Sudbury 2 (at Belleville)

Staal, who is day-to-day with an unspecified injury, missed his second straight game for the Wolves on Saturday night.

Recent Prospect Updates:
March 6 -- Holt gets first shutout of season for Checkers
March 7 -- Russell scores 29th goal of season
March 8 -- Anisimov picks up three points for Yaroslavl
March 9-- Koverko registers career-high three points

· Complete 2006-07 Prospect Updates Index
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