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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: March 8, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, fell to the South Carolina Stingrays 6-2 at home on Thursday night. Rangers prospect Hannu Pikkarainen helped get the Checkers on the board first, as he picked up the second assist on Blake Bellefeuille's power-play goal at 6:27 of the opening period. Rangers goaltending prospect Chris Holt, coming off his first shutout of the season, stopped 23 shots in defeat. Charlotte is now 31-22-3 and in fifth place in the American Conference's South Division. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

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

AnisimovArtem Anisimov
Position: Center
Team: Yaroslavl Lokomotiv
League: Russian Superleague
Anisimov's Scoring to Date: 39 games, 2 goals, 8 assists, 26 PIM
March 8: Yaroslavl 4, Nizhnekamsk 4 (at Yaroslavl)

Anisimov had the best game of his 2006-07 season, registering three points in Yaroslavl's tie. He had the lone assist on Alexei Mikhnov's first goal at 2:06 of the opening period, tying the game at 1-1. He later picked up the second assist on Mikhnov's second goal at 7:57 of the second period, cutting Nizhnekamsk's lead to 3-2. Anisimov closed his big day with the second assist on Alexei Kudashov's 5-on-3 power-play goal at 14:08 of the second, tying the game at 3-3.

RocheKen Roche
Position: Center
Team: Boston University Terriers
League: Hockey East
Roche's Scoring to Date: 34 games, 12 goals, 16 assists, 24 PIM
March 8: Vermont 3, Boston University 2 (at Boston University) (Hockey East Quarterfinals, Vermont leads 1-0)

Roche scored at 14:32 of the first period, tying the game at 2-2. Vermont later won on an early second-period goal.

FlattDalyn Flatt
Position: Defense
Team: Brampton Battalion
League: OHL
Flatt's Scoring to Date: 54 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 192 PIM
March 8: Brampton 3, Kingston 2 (SO) (at Brampton)

Flatt had the second assist on the game's first goal, scored by Graham McNabb at 7:39 of the opening period. He also took a minor penalty in the second period and finished the night with a team-leading plus-2 rating. The Battalion went on to win in an 11-round shootout.
(NOTE: Flatt's 2006-07 WHL stats with Kootenay: 4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 35 PIM)

SeymourJohn Seymour
Position: Left Wing
Team: Brampton Battalion
League: OHL
Seymour's Scoring to Date: 42 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 40 PIM
March 8: Brampton 3, Kingston 2 (SO) (at Brampton)

Seymour did not score any points or take any penalties in Brampton's shootout win.

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 8: Zlin 5, Sparta Praha 2 (at Zlin) (Sparta Praha leads series 3-1)

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

Recent Prospect Updates:
March 3 -- Dubinsky tallies twice in Pack victory
March 4-- Olver leads Northern Michigan to CCHA's second round
March 6 -- Holt gets first shutout of season for Checkers
March 7 -- Russell scores 29th goal of season

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