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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Nov. 8, 2006

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, fell to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-0 on Wednesday night at the Hartford Civic Center. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scored three times in the third period and got two of its goals from Erik Christensen, as the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins improved to 10-2-0. The Pack had a rough night on the power play, going 0-for-9, and could not put the puck past goalie Andrew Penner despite firing 31 shots on goal. Al Montoya kept Hartford in the game with 32 saves. Hartford is now 3-8-1 on the season. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.

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

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's Scoring to Date: 19 games, 12 goals, 8 assists, 22 PIM
Nov. 8: Owen Sound 6, Barrie 4 (at Owen Sound)

It was another big night for Sanguinetti, the Rangers' 2006 first-round draft pick, who scored two goals -- including the game-winner -- to earn No. 1 star honors. He opened the scoring with an unassisted power play goal at 13:35 of the first period and then tallied with 8:11 remaining in the third period to give the Attack a 5-4 lead. He did not take any penalties and finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 17 games, 3 goals, 8 assists, 22 PIM
Nov. 8: Medicine Hat 4, Prince Albert 3 (SO) (at Medicine Hat)

It was a three-point game for Zeliska, as the 2006 draft pick recorded three assists to lead a Prince Albert comeback. He had the primary assist on the Raiders' first goal, scored by A.J. Thelen on a power play at 8:06 of the second period to cut the Tigers' lead to 3-1. He then assisted on another power play goal scored by Ryan DePape at 1:21 of the third to make it 3-2. He closed out his big night with the second assist on the game-tying goal by Matt Robertson with 26 seconds left in the game. Zeliska, who was plus-1 for the evening, did not participate in the shootout.

FlattDalyn Flatt
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Flatt's Scoring to Date: 13 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 71 PIM
Nov. 8: Owen Sound 6, Barrie 4 (at Owen Sound)

Flatt scored his third goal of the season at 16:24 of the second period, pulling Owen Sound into a 3-3 tie. With three goals, Flatt, who now has two more than his previous single-season high, also tied for his team lead with a plus-3 rating.
(NOTE: Flatt's 2006-07 WHL stats with Kootenay: 4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 35 PIM)

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 20 games, 12 goals, 10 assists, 57 PIM
Nov. 8: Lethbridge 5, Calgary 1 (at Calgary)

Dupont had the primary assist on Calgary's lone goal, scored by Ryan White at 14:09 of the third period. The goal cut Lethbridge's lead at the time to 3-1. Dupont was also given a fighting major with 39 seconds left in the game.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Nov. 3 -- Sauer scores key goal for Portland
Nov. 4 -- Pyatt nets 16th goal of season for Saginaw
Nov. 5 -- Montoya stops 31 shots in Hartford's win
Nov. 7 -- Cliche assists on MAINEiacs' game-winner

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