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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: March 24, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-3 on the road Saturday night. The Pack outscored the Penguins 3-0 in the second period to break open a 1-1 game, but the Pens came back with two third-period goals before Hartford held on for the win. Brandon Dubinsky scored Hartford's first goal of the evening off assists from Marvin Degon and Alex Bourret at 5:00 of the first period, tying the game just 40 seconds after the penguins took a 1-0 lead. Nigel Dawes, the game's No. 1 star, kicked off the three-goal second period with a shorthanded goal from Dwight Helminen and Corey Potter, the No. 2 star, at 9:13 of the second period, making it 2-1. Jarkko Immonen stretched Hartford's lead to 3-1 on a power play at 15:10 of the second. Dawes and Potter assisted on the goal. Helminen then picked up the eventual game-winner just 54 seconds after Immonen's goal. Helminen was assisted by Bourret and Potter. Hartford goaltender Chris Holt held on down the stretch with 13 third-period saves. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton outshot the Pack 28-23, forcing Holt to make 25 stops for his first AHL win of the season. Hartford is now 40-26-3 on the season and has gone a remarkable 35-15-2 over the past 52 games to move into second place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division, six points behind division-leading Manchester. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.

In addition, 13 Rangers prospects competed in postseason games in the QMJHL, OHL, WHL, NCAA and Europe on Saturday. Here is a summary of their performances:

RussellRyan Russell
Position/Team: Center/Kootenay Ice
League: WHL -- Playoffs
Russell's Regular-Season Scoring: 58 games, 30 goals, 46 assists, 50 PIM
Russell's Playoff Scoring to Date: 2 games, 3 goals, 0 assists, 0 PIM
March 24: Kootenay 4, Calgary 2 (at Kootenay) (Series tied 1-1)

It was a huge night for Russell, the Kootenay captain, who scored a hat trick in the Ice's comeback win to earn No. 1 star honors. He got the ball rolling on the rally by scoring his first goal of the playoffs at 18:32 of the second period to cut Calgary's lead to 2-1. He then tied the game at 5:55 of the third period and completed his hat trick with an empty-netter at 18:42. Russell finished the game with a team-leading plus-3 rating.

HunterEric Hunter
Position/Team: Left Wing/ Prince George Cougars
League: WHL -- Playoffs
Hunter's Regular-Season Scoring: 69 games, 24 goals, 31 assists, 139 PIM
Hunter's Playoff Scoring to Date: 2 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, 4 PIM
March 24: Prince George 5, Kamloops 4 (OT) (at Kamloops) (Prince George leads series 2-0)

It was a two-goal night for Hunter, the Prince George captain, whose team won in overtime for the second straight night. He scored the game's first goal on a shorthanded situation at 5:36 of the opening period. He followed that up with his second goal of the game on a power play at 19:05 of the first, making it 2-1. Hunter also took two minor penalties in the first period.

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position/Team: Center/Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL -- Playoffs
Dupont's Regular-Season Scoring: 70 games, 37 goals, 33 assists, 121 PIM
Dupont's Playoff Scoring to Date: 2 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 16 PIM
March 24: Kootenay 4, Calgary 2 (at Kootenay) (Series tied 1-1)

Despite the loss, it was a multi-point performance for Dupont, the game's No. 3 star. For the second night in a row, he tallied the game's first goal. This one came on a power play at 5:56 of the opening period. Eleven minutes later, he picked up the second assist on Ryan White's power-play goal, which gave the Hitmen a 2-0 lead before the Ice roared back with four unanswered goals over the final 21:28 to win it. Dupont also took 12 minutes in penalties during the third period, including a 10-minute misconduct.

Ryan Billy Ryan
Position: Center
Team: University of Maine Black Bears
League: NCAA Tournament
Ryan's Scoring to Date: 39 games, 13 goals, 20 assists, 20 PIM
March 24: Maine 3, UMass 1 (at Rochester, N.Y.) (NCAA East Regional Final)

It was a two-point night for Ryan, who helped Maine earn a return trip to the NCAA Frozen Four. Ryan had the second assist on Mike Hamilton's power-play goal at 9:45 of the second period, putting the Black Bears up 2-0. He later had another second assist on Matt Duffy's power-play goal at 6:28 of the third to close out the scoring.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position/Team: Center/Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL -- Playoffs
Zeliska's Regular-Season Scoring: 61 games, 4 goals, 25 assists, 77 PIM
Zeliska's Playoff Scoring to Date: 2 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 0 PIM
March 24: Brandon 3, Prince Albert 2 (OT) (at Brandon) (Brandon leads series 2-0)

Zeliska scored his first playoff goal at 12:16 of the opening period to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

PyattTom Pyatt
Position/Team: Center/Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL -- Playoffs
Pyatt's Regular-Season Scoring: 58 games, 43 goals, 38 assists, 18 PIM
Pyatt's Playoff Scoring to Date: 2 games, 0 goals, 3 assists, 0 PIM
March 24: Sault Ste. Marie 5, Saginaw 1 (at Saginaw) (Series tied 1-1)

Pyatt had the second assist on the Spirit's lone goal, scored by Patrick McNeill at 7:37 of the second period. The goal tied the game at 1-1, but the Greyhounds came back with four unasnswered goals in the game's final 26 minutes.

SauerMichael Sauer
Position/Team: Defense/Medicine Hat Tigers
League: WHL -- Playoffs
Sauer's Regular-Season Scoring: 65 games, 5 goals, 18 assists, 75 PIM
Sauer's Playoff Scoring to Date: 2 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 PIM
March 24: Medicine Hat 5, Red Deer 0 (at Medicine Hat) (Series tied 1-1)

Sauer did not score any points or take any penalties as the Tigers rebounded from an opening-game loss and routed Red Deer. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position/Team: Defense/Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL -- Playoffs
Sanguinetti's Regular-Season Scoring: 67 games, 23 goals, 30 assists, 58 PIM
Sanguinetti's Playoff Scoring to Date: 2 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 2 PIM
March 24: London 2, Owen Sound 1 (OT) (at London) (London leads series 2-0)

Sanguinetti did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the first period of the Attack's OT loss. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

AnisimovArtem Anisimov
Position/Team: Center/Yaroslavl Lokomotiv
League: Russian Superleague -- Playoffs
Anisimov's Regular-Season Scoring: 39 games, 2 goals, 8 assists, 26 PIM
Anisimov's Playoff Scoring to Date: 6 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 4 PIM
March 24: Omsk 4, Yaroslavl 3 (OT) (at Yaroslavl) (Omsk wins series 3-1)

Anisimov did not score any points or take any penalties as Yaroslavl was eliminated from the Superleague playoffs.

ZaborskyTomas Zaborsky
Position/Team: Left Wing/Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL -- Playoffs
Zaborsky's Regular-Season Scoring: 59 games, 19 goals, 24 assists, 18 PIM
Zaborsky's Playoff Scoring to Date: 2 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 0 PIM
March 24: Sault Ste. Marie 5, Saginaw 1 (at Saginaw) (Series tied 1-1)

Zaborsky did not score any points or take any penalties in Saginaw's Game 2 loss.

Kveton David Kveton
Position/Team: Right Wing/Gatineau
League: QMJHL -- Playoffs
Kveton's Regular-Season Scoring: 31 games, 5 goals, 27 assists, 17 PIM
Kveton's Playoff Scoring to Date: 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 PIM
March 24: Rouyn-Noranda 6, Gatineau 3 (at Gatineau) (Rouyn-Noranda leads series 1-0)

Kveton did not score any points or take any penalties as the Olympiques fell into a 6-0 hole early in the third period and were unable to mount the necessary comeback despite three goals in a six-minute stretch of the third.
(NOTE: Kveton's 2006-07 Czech stats with Vsetin: 19 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, 8 PIM)

SeymourJohn Seymour
Position/Team: Left Wing/Brampton Battalion
League: OHL
Seymour's Regular-Season Scoring: 47 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 40 PIM
Seymour's Playoff Scoring to Date: 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 PIM
March 24: Barrie 4, Brampton 2 (at Barrie) (Barrie leads series 1-0)

Seymour did not score any points or take any penalties as the Battalion fell on the road.

FlattDalyn Flatt
Position/Team: Defense/Brampton Battalion
League: OHL -- Playoffs
Flatt's Regular-Season Scoring: 58 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 226 PIM
Flatt's Playoff Scoring to Date: 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 2 PIM
March 24: Barrie 4, Brampton 2 (at Barrie) (Barrie leads series 1-0)

Flatt did not score any points and took a minor penalty in the first period of the Battalion's playoff-opening road loss.
(NOTE: Flatt's 2006-07 WHL stats with Kootenay: 4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 35 PIM)

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