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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: March 11, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, shut out the Springfield Falcons on Sunday afternoon at the Hartford Civic Center. Jarkko Immonen and Ryan Callahan each had two goals in the game, as Hartford scored three times in the first period and never looked back. Goaltender Al Montoya had an easy outing, needing only 14 saves for the win. Immonen, the game's No. 1 star, got things going with a shorthanded tally at 6:29 of the opening period, scoring off assists from defensemen Ivan Baranka and Marvin Degon. Immonen scored again to make it 2-0 at 10:52 of the first off an assist from Dane Byers. Nigel Dawes made it 3-0 with 36 seconds left in the period, notching his 16th goal of the season from Hugh Jessiman and Martin Richter. Callahan, the No. 2 star, added goals in each of the next two periods. He stretched the lead to 4-0 off assists from Byers and David Liffiton, the No. 3 star, at 7:05 of the second period and later closed out the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 3:51 of the third. Immonen assisted on the final goal, which was Callahan's team-leading 35th of the season, tying the team's rookie record set by Dawes last year. Immonen finished the game with three points and a plus-3 rating. Montoya faced only three shots in the first period and four in the third, as he recorded his fourth shutout of the season. Hartford is now 38-23-3 on the season and has gone a remarkable 33-12-2 over the past 47 games to take sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division, only six points behind division-leading Manchester. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.


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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, fell to the Gwinnett Gladiators 7-4 at home on Sunday afternoon. Rangers goaltending prospect Chris Holt stopped 28 shots in defeat. Charlotte is now 31-23-3 and in sixth place in the American Conference's South Division. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

In addition, 11 Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the QMJHL, OHL, WHL, NCAA and Europe on Sunday. Here is a summary of their performances:

PyattTom Pyatt
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Pyatt's Scoring to Date: 56 games, 42 goals, 38 assists, 18 PIM
March 11: Saginaw 7, Guelph 4 (at Guelph)

It was another huge outing for Pyatt, who registered his fourth hat trick of the season to earn No. 1 star honors. He began the afternoon with his 40th goal of the season at 19:49 of the first period, making it a 2-1 lead for the Spirit. He later picked up his second goal of the game during a shorthanded situation with 1:01 remaining in the second period, and completed his hat trick on a power-play at 4:39 of the third. This marks the first time in his OHL career that Pyatt has broken the 40-goal mark. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

Hillier Ryan Hillier
Position: Left Wing
Team: Halifax Mooseheads
League: QMJHL
Hillier's Scoring to Date: 67 games, 30 goals, 26 assists, 75 PIM
March 11: Halifax 9, Acadie-Bathurst 1 (at Halifax)

It was a two-point afternoon for Hillier, the game's No. 3 star. He got his first point by scoring the Mooseheads' third goal on a power play at 12:10 of the first period. The goal, Hillier's 30th of the season, made it a 3-1 game. He later picked up the primary assist on Guillaume Monast's power-play goal at 17:17 of the first, stretching Halifax's lead to 5-1. Hillier also took one minor penalty in the first period and finished the game with a plus-1 rating. Halifax scored nine unanswered goals after giving up the first tally at 1:16 of the opening period.

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 69 games, 37 goals, 33 assists, 121 PIM
March 11: Calgary 5, Saskatoon 1 (at Calgary)

Dupont, the game's No. 3 star, scored at 7:38 of the second period, giving the Hitmen a 3-0 lead. He also took a major penalty for fighting Saskatoon's Brad Cole in the third period. Dupont finished the afternoon with a plus-1 rating.

SeymourJohn Seymour
Position: Left Wing
Team: Brampton Battalion
League: OHL
Seymour's Scoring to Date: 45 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 40 PIM
March 11: Mississauga 7, Brampton 4 (at Brampton)

Seymour had the lone assist on Thomas Stajan's goal at 9:44 of the first period, which cut Mississauga's lead to 2-1. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's Scoring to Date: 65 games, 24 goals, 30 assists, 56 PIM
March 11: London 7, Owen Sound 6 (SO) (at Owen Sound)

Coming off a three-point night, Sanguinetti did not score any points and took one minor penalty during the third period of the Attack's loss in an overtime shootout. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

AnisimovArtem Anisimov
Position: Center
Team: Yaroslavl Lokomotiv
League: Russian Superleague
Anisimov's Scoring to Date: 40 games, 2 goals, 8 assists, 26 PIM
March 11: Yaroslavl 3, Moscow Dynamo 2 (at Yaroslavl)

Anisimov did not score any points or take any penalties in Yaroslavl's win at home.

ZaborskyTomas Zaborsky
Position: Left Wing
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Zaborsky's Scoring to Date: 56 games, 18 goals, 22 assists, 16 PIM
March 11: Saginaw 7, Guelph 4 (at Guelph)

Zaborsky did not score any points or take any penalties in the Spirit's road victory.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 58 games, 4 goals, 23 assists, 66 PIM
March 11: Swift Current 2, Prince Albert 1 (at Prince Albert)

Zeliska did not score any points or take any penalties in his team's loss at home.

Foote Jordan Foote
Position: Left Wing
Team: Michigan Tech Huskies
League: WCHA
Foote's Scoring to Date: 38 games, 2 goals, 7 assists, 34 PIM
March 11: Michigan Tech 1, Colorado College 0 (at Colo. College) (WCHA Playoffs, Round 1) (Michigan Tech wins series 2-1)

Foote did not score any points or take any penalties as his Huskies team advanced to the WCHA Final Five.

FlattDalyn Flatt
Position: Defense
Team: Brampton Battalion
League: OHL
Flatt's Scoring to Date: 56 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 213 PIM
March 11: Mississauga 7, Brampton 4 (at Brampton)

Flatt did not score any points and took 19 minutes in penalties during the Battalion's loss at home. Included in his penalty total was a major for fighting Mississauga's Jean-Michel Rizk in the second period and a 10-minute misconduct late in the third.
(NOTE: Flatt's 2006-07 WHL stats with Kootenay: 4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 35 PIM)

KoverkoTrevor Koverko
Position: Defense
Team: Oshawa Generals
League: OHL
Koverko's Scoring to Date: 63 games, 0 goals, 18 assists, 159 PIM
March 11: Kingston 5, Oshawa 2 (at Oshawa)

Koverko did not score any points or take any penalties in his team's loss at home.

PsurnyRoman Psurny
Position: Left Wing
Team: HC Hame Zlin
League: Czech Extraliga
Psurny's Regular-Season Scoring: 45 games, 4 goals, 2 assists, 20 PIM
Psurny's Playoff Scoring to Date: 0 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 PIM
March 11: Sparta Praha 3, Zlin 2 (at Prague) (Sparta Praha wins series 4-1)

Psurny was not in the lineup as his team's season ended in Prague.
(NOTE: Psurny's 2006-07 Czech First Division stats with Trebic: 7 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 8 PIM)

StaalMarc Staal
Position: Defense
Team: Sudbury Wolves
League: OHL
Staal's Scoring to Date: 51 games, 5 goals, 29 assists, 92 PIM
March 11: Toronto St. Michael's 4, Sudbury 1 (at Toronto)

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

Recent Prospect Updates:
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
March 10 -- Montoya leads Wolf Pack to shootout win

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