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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Nov. 12, 2006

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, fell to the Lowell Devils 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Hartford Civic Center. Brandon Dubinsky got the Pack on the board first, scoring the game's opening goal at 4:08 of the first period off assists from Ryan Callahan and Dane Byers. Lowell came back with a power-play goal just under three minutes later, and then went ahead for good on a goal at 2:58 of the second period. Leading 3-1, the Devils iced the game on an empty-netter with 1:59 remaining in the game. Stephen Valiquette started in goal and stopped eight of 11 shots over 36 minutes. He was replaced by Al Montoya, who stopped all eight shots he faced over the final 24 minutes. The Pack outshot the Devils 35-20, but were stifled by Lowell goaltender Jordan Parise, the game's No. 1 star who made 17 stops in the second period alone. Hartford is now 4-9-1 on the season. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.

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

PyattTom Pyatt
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Pyatt's Scoring to Date: 21 games, 19 goals, 16 assists, 8 PIM
Nov. 12: Saginaw 7, Brampton 2 (at Brampton)

Pyatt, the highest-scoring major-junior prospect in the Rangers' system, continued his remarkable season with two goals and an assist to earn No. 2 star honors. He was a remarkable plus-5 for the game and now ranks second in the OHL in goals and eighth in points. He picked up his 18th goal of the season at 14:31 of the opening period, giving the Spirit a 3-0 lead. That goal stood up as the game-winner, but Pyatt wasn't done scoring for the day. He then had the second assist on Nick Crawford's shorthanded goal at 2:52 of the second period, which made the score 5-0. Pyatt later closed out his big afternoon with his 19th goal of the season at 4:47 of the third period to make it 7-1. He is now just one goal behind league goals leader Matt Halischuk of Kitchener.

ZaborskyTomas Zaborsky
Position: Left Wing
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Zaborsky's Scoring to Date: 20 games, 4 goals, 14 assists, 8 PIM
Nov. 12: Saginaw 7, Brampton 2 (at Brampton)

Zaborsky had the primary assist on Jan Mursak's goal at 16:50 of the fist period, putting Saginaw up 4-0. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

StaalMarc Staal
Position: Defense
Team: Sudbury Wolves
League: OHL
Staal's Scoring to Date: 18 games, 4 goals, 7 assists, 33 PIM
Nov. 12: Toronto St. Michael's 3, Sudbury 2 (at Toronto)

Staal did not record a point or take any penalties as the Wolves fell behind 3-0 seven minutes into the third period and couldn't come back for the tie. He 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: 10 games, 1 goal, 6 assists, 2 PIM
Nov. 12: New Hampshire 8, Maine 2 (at Maine)

Ryan did not score any points or take any penalties as Maine, the nation's No. 1 college team, was stunned at home by 13th-ranked New Hampshire. The loss was the Black Bears' first of the 2006-07 season.

KoverkoTrevor Koverko
Position: Defense
Team: Oshawa Generals
League: OHL
Koverko's Scoring to Date: 18 games, 0 goals, 7 assists, 54 PIM
Nov. 12: Peterborough 5, Oshawa 3 (at Oshawa)

Koverko did not score any points and took two minor penalties in the Generals' loss at home.

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 22 games, 14 goals, 11 assists, 59 PIM
Nov. 12: Lethbridge 6, Calgary 2 (at Lethbridge)

Dupont did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the second period of the Hitmen's loss on the road.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 20 games, 3 goals, 9 assists, 24 PIM
Nov. 12: Kootenay 5, Prince Albert 3 (at Kootenay)

Zeliska did not score any points or take any penalties in the Raiders' loss..

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 12 games, 10 goals, 8 assists, 23 PIM
Nov. 12: Kootenay 5, Prince Albert 3 (at Kootenay)

Russell was not in the lineup for his team's home win. He is out with a broken finger, suffered during Kootenay's Oct. 20 game at Swift Current and is expected to miss one month. It was the ninth game he has missed due to the injury.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Nov. 8 -- Sanguinetti scores twice for Owen Sound
Nov. 9 -- Pyatt nets 17th goal of season for Saginaw
Nov. 10 -- Roche gets hat trick for Boston University
Nov. 11 -- Callahan registers first professional hat trick

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