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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - April 16, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


A complete look at last night's Rangers prospect notes from around the AHL.

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PHOTO: Alexandre Giroux tallied a pair of goals in Hartford's 4-1 win in Springfield on Saturday.


AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Hartford 4, Springfield 1
It all comes down to the final game of the 2004-05 AHL regular season. Following Hartford's 4-1 win in Springfield on Saturday, the Pack still have a shot at first place in the Atlantic Division, currently held by Manchester. A Pack home win on Sunday against Springfield and a Monarchs loss in Worcester would catapult Hartford into the top spot entering next week's playoffs.

Alexandre Giroux netted a pair of goals, while Thomas Pock and Dominic Moore in Saturday's win. Joel Bouchard collected a pair of assists, while Jason LaBarbera turned aside 25 of 26 shots on the night. With the win, the Pack improved to 50-23-3-3.
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TRANSACTION:
April 16, 2005 - The Hartford Wolf Pack have recalled center Lee Falardeau and defenseman Rory Rawlyk from Charlotte of the ECHL effective today. Falardeau has played two games with the Wolf Pack this season, without a point. In Charlotte, he amassed 18 goals and 17 assists for 35 points in 55 games. The 6'5", 191 pound Rawlyk had 9 goals and 21 assists in 68 games for Charlotte this season. He played one game with the Wolf Pack back in February. Both are expected to be in the lineup tonight versus Springfield.

WOLF PACK PLAYOFF UPDATE:
Hartford will face the Lowell Lock Monsters or Providence Bruins in the first round of the 2005 Calder Cup championship. The division Semifinal will begin at the Hartford Civic Center on Thursday, April 21 or Friday, April 22, depending on who the club plays. Game Two of the seven game series, no matter which team the Pack face, will be played on Saturday, April 23 on home ice as well.

TONIGHT'S CHL GAMES:
Medicine Hat at Pricne Albert - Game Six (Prince Albert leads series, 3-2)
Sudbury at Ottawa - Game Six (Ottawa leads series, 3-2)
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