Traverse City: Rangers 2 vs. Hurricanes 3 (OT) Recap

Brandon Halverson faired far better in his 2nd game (BSU)

Brandon Halverson faired far better in his 2nd game (BSU)

The Rangers fell to 1-0-2 last night at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Traverse City tournament. Victor Rask tipped home the winner in overtime on a Trevor Carrick shot from the point. The goal was Rask’s 2nd of the game.

The Rangers struggled to produce goals again, but were much better on the power play. Both goals were scored on the man advantage. The Rangers weren’t crisp today as they were out shot 36-18 by the Hurricanes.

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The Rangers were pleased to see Halverson recover from his mediocre performance against the Stars. The big goaltender was able to utilize his size and angles against a very skilled Carolina lineup. The Rangers didn’t produce the amount of chances that they would like, but found a way to hang around. Ryan Haggerty continued his strong showing at the tournament by rifling home a feed from Kevin Hayes. Hayes was working the puck below the goal line when Haggerty slid into the circle to unleash a one-timer. You can watch the goal below.

 

Anthony Duclair had some good opportunities, he assisted on this goal and had several other good looks. He just seems to be fighting it a bit right now. The Rangers would not find the net again after this tally.

 

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 Notes:

Brandon Halverson responded well and had a solid 33 save performance.

The Rangers were able to stay in the game despite not having their best effort o hand.

Ryan Haggerty scored a beauty and is showing off his hands.

Nickolas Latta had a power play goal.

All four regulation goals were scored on the power play.

Samuel Noreau was involved in another fight.

The Rangers will face-off against the Minnesota Wild tomorrow at 3:30 P.M.

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Boxscore via PointStreak.com (correction: Halverson, not Skapski was in net)

Boxscore via PointStreak.com (correction: Halverson, not Skapski was in net)