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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - March 24, 2004

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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

PHOTO: Lauri Korpikoski tallied a goal in TPS's 3-2 win over HPK last night as the two teams are now deadlocked at two games apiece in their First Round Finnish League playoff series.

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Hartford 1, Lowell 0
Jeff Hamilton's goal at 13:44 of the first period was all the offense the Hartford Wolf Pack needed as they edged the visiting Lowell Lock Monsters, 1-0, on Wednesday at the Civic Center. Steve Valiquette turned aside 33 shots in the win. Dwight Helminen and Lucas Lawson notched assists on the goal. The Pack are back in action on Saturday when they visit the Bridgeport SoundTigers.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 2, Saskatoon (Bahensky) 1
The Western Hockey League began its 'second season' last night as Dane Byers, Rick Kozak and the Prince Albert Raiders edged Zdenek Bahensky and the Saskatoon Blades, 2-1, in Game One of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. Byers collected an assist and four penalty minutes, while Kozak also posted a pair of minors in the win. Bahensky was held scoreless on the night. The two teams meet again in Game Two on Saturday in Prince Albert.
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FINNISH LEAGUE:
HPK 2, TPS (Korpikoski) 3
Lauri Korpikoski tallied a goal in TPS's 3-2 win over HPK last night as the two teams are now deadlocked at two games apiece in their First Round Finnish League playoff series. For Korpikoski, the goal marked his first point of the playoffs. The series resumes on Friday with Game Five.

SWEDISH ELITE LEAGUE:
Frolunda (Lundqvist) 1, Djurgardens 0
Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 21 shots as Frölunda HC earned a 1-0 shutout win over Djurgardens IF to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their Second Round Swedish Elite League playoff series. Lundqvist and Frölunda remain undefeated through the first seven post-season games, having swept its First Round series over Lulea in four straight. Aside from a perfect 7-0 record and a pair of shutouts, Lundqvist has turned aside 205 of a possible 212 shots thus far for a stellar .967 save percentage. Frölunda looks to finish-off the best-of-seven series on Friday on home ice.
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