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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - November 24, 2004

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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PHOTO: Dwight Helminen tallied a pair of goals in Charlotte's 5-2 win over Augusta on Tuesday.

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Helminen, Glenn Lead Charlotte to Fifth Straight Win
Ryan Glenn scored his first professional goal and Dwight Helminen recorded his first multiple-goal game as the Charlotte Checkers won their fifth straight contest, a 5-2 road victory over the Augusta Lynx. Charlotte sits in first place in the ECHL's American Division with a 11-2-1 record through 14 games and is back in action on Friday when they visit Columbia.

Taylor Sidelined with Facial Injuries
Wolf Pack rookie defenseman Jake Taylor is out indefinitely after sustaining a fractured nose, cheekbone and orbital bone when struck by a errant puck in practice early this week. Taylor was recalled by Hartford from Charlotte, along with
David Liffiton, on November 15 and has appeared in two games since joining the Pack.

Immonen's Point Streak Ends in 3-2 JYP Loss
Jarkko Immonen saw his six-game point-streak snapped on Tuesday as JYP suffered a 3-2 loss to Karpat in Finnish League play. Immonen recorded eight points (four goals, four assists) over the span dating back to October 28 and leads the league with 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) in 24 games.

Lundqvist, Frolunda Downed by Farjestads BK
Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 23 of 25 shots as Frolunda suffered their fifth loss of the season, a 2-1 decision to Farjestads BK in Swedish Elite League play on Tuesday. Despite the loss, Lundqvist ranks first in the league with 1206 minutes played, 548 saves, a .938 save percentage and is tied for first with a 1.69 goals against average. Frolunda currently sits atop the Swedish League with a 15-5-1 mark. Lundqvist has posted all but one of those wins, with a 14-5-1 in 20 games this season.

Korpikoski, TPS Fall to Hirschovits, HIFK
In a battle of two Blueshirt prospects,
Lauri Korpikoski and his TPS squad dropped a 3-1 decision on Tuesday to Kim Hirschovits and HIFK in Finnish League action. Hirschovits collected an assist in the win. In 17 games, Korpikoski has collected two assists and eight penalty minutes, while Hirschovits has posted 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 39 penalty minutes in 24 games.

Crimson Skate Past Terriers for Fourth Straight Win
In a Boston showdown, Harvard edged Boston University, 2-1, in NCAA action on Tuesday and have now won four straight games. Harvard's
Dylan Reese and Rob Flynn as well as BU's Ken Roche were held off the scoresheet on the night. Reese has posted three points (two goals one assist and four penalty minutes in seven games, while his Crimson teammate Flynn has recorded three assists and two penalty minutes in seven matches. Roche, who was named the third star of Tuesday's game, has netted two goals and three assists for five points in 10 games this season.

Tonight's Schedule
AHL: Hartford vs. Wilkes Barre
WHL: Prince Albert (Dane Byers) vs. Moose Jaw
WHL: Medicine Hat (Roman Psurny) vs. Portland (Brandon Dubinsky)
QMJHL: PEI vs. Lewiston (Jonathan Paiment)
QMJHL: Shawinigan vs. Moncton (Bruce Graham)
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