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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: March 7, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, fell to the Manchester Monarchs 4-1 on Wednesday night in Manchester, N.H. The Pack outshot Manchester by a wide 42-26 margin despite playing without several regulars who have been called up to the Rangers over the past week. Nigel Dawes scored the lone Hartford goal while the Pack were shorthanded at 11:58 of the third period. Dawes' unassisted goal spoiled a shutout bid for Manchester goalie and former Rangers netminder Jason LaBarbera, who finished the night with 41 saves. Goaltender Al Montoya played the first 8:48, allowing two goals before Alex Westlund was brought in to finish the game. Hartford is now 36-22-3 on the season and has gone a remarkable 31-11-2 over the past 44 games to rank second in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division, 10 points behind Manchester. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.

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

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 54 games, 29 goals, 42 assists, 43 PIM
March 7: Kootenay 7, Saskatoon 2 (at Kootenay)

Russell scored his 29th goal of the season at 17:39 of the second period to give Kootenay a 4-2 lead. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

Kveton David Kveton
Position: Right Wing
Team: Gatineau
League: QMJHL
Kveton's Scoring to Date: 25 games, 5 goals, 24 assists, 15 PIM
March 7: Gatineau 5, Val d'Or 2 (at Val d'Or)

Kveton scored the first of four third-period goals by the Olympiques, making it a 2-1 game at 1:19 of the third period. He tied for the team lead with five shots on goal and finished the game with a plus-1 rating.
(NOTE: Kveton's 2006-07 Czech stats with Vsetin: 19 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, 8 PIM)

SauerMichael Sauer
Position: Defense
Team: Medicine Hat Tigers
League: WHL
Sauer's Scoring to Date: 63 games, 5 goals, 18 assists, 71 PIM
March 7: Lethbridge 3, Medicine Hat 2 (at Medicine Hat)

Sauer had the second assist on Daine Todd's goal at 5:51 of the second period, cutting the Lethbridge lead to 2-1. He also took a minor penalty in the first period and finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 56 games, 4 goals, 23 assists, 66 PIM
March 7: Brandon 5, Prince Albert 1 (at Brandon)

Zeliska did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the opening period of the Raiders' loss.

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 7: Sparta Praha 3, Zlin 2 (SO) (at Zlin) (Sparta Praha leads series 3-0)

Psurny was not in the lineup as Zlin moved to within one game of playoff elimination.
(NOTE: Psurny's 2006-07 Czech First Division stats with Trebic: 7 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 8 PIM)

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 7: Mlada Boleslav 4, Jihlava 1 (at Mlada Boleslav)

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

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