Wolf Pack Watch: Hartford Sweeps Weekend; Prep For Canadian Road Trip

Through nine games in the American Hockey League, Hartford is 8-0-0-1 for 17 points. This is the second best start to a season in franchise history. The best start was in the 2004-05 season with a 9-0 start. The boys continue to roll with one game remaining on tap for October.

The group will have a dominating record after the month is completed. The first weekday game is Wednesday in Laval as Hartford goes on their Canadian trip. Let’s get to the latest.

Roster Moves

As expected, the Rangers have called up Filip Chytil on Monday evening. Ryan Lindgren was also recalled, which was a surprise. Lindgren also had a great start to the season, which is why the defenseman is up. The Rangers are hoping the fresh blood will give New York a push.

OFFICIAL: Rangers have recalled Filip Chytil, Ryan Lindgren from @WolfPackAHL.

New York Rangers

Furthermore, Hartford has called up forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage and defenseman Jeff Taylor from the Maine Mariners.

[NEWS] Wolf Pack Announce Roster Moves.
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Hartford Wolf Pack

Zerter-Gossage recorded three assists in three games with Maine this season. Taylor played in six games as well, with no points.

Igor Shesterkin Dominates AHL

Through five games, Shesterkin is 5-0 with a 1.18 goals against average and a 0.955 save percentage. That puts him first in the league with the lowest goals against average. He also has the second highest save percentage out of the goalies in the league. To date, Shesterkin has stopped 126 of 132 shots.

This past weekend was another great outing for the Rangers prospect. On Friday, Shesterkin kept Hartford in the game despite being outplayed by the Laval Rocket. Save after save, Shesterkin was pulling out magnificent saves.

In his second game on Sunday against Bridgeport, Shesterkin continued to make amazing saves and keep Hartford in the game. His performance speaks high volume and continues to help give Hartford a chance to win games.

Pack Stats

  • Filip Chytil recorded 9 points in 9 games in Hartford prior to the call up. He had 3 goals, 6 assists for a +/- of +9. The forward had points in 6 of 9 games.
  • Vinni Lettieri recorded 2 assists in the last 2 games. He has points in the last 4 of 5 outings.
  • Danny O’Regan notched his first and second goals of the season over the weekend. His first goal was on Friday against Laval in overtime. The second goal was on Saturday against Bridgeport.
  • There is a tie for the points leader in Hartford. Vinni Lettieri and Danny O’Regan has 9 points apiece.
  • Joey Keane’s point streak ended on Sunday. The prospect had 4 points in 3 games (2 goals, 2 assists).
  • Hartford has the lowest amount of penalty minutes in the league. The group has 69 penalty minutes.

Welcome Aboard, Greg!

Fellow Wolf Pack season ticket holder Greg Markiewicz join the ranks at Forever Blueshirts! He will be another source of information regarding the Hartford Wolf Pack on the site.

Pleased to announce our coverage of the Wolf Pack and prospects just got better. Welcome @GMTech924 to the team! He joins @Milliner06 in covering the Pack for Forever Blueshirts #playlikeanewyorker

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You can follow along Greg on his twitter here. He also cover Wolf Pack games on Twitter.

Upcoming Games

Hartford will have three games this week. The club begins their Canadian road trip on Wednesday and end the trip on Saturday in Belleville.

Wednesday, October 30th vs Laval Rocket at 7pm, Place Bell

  • This is the 2nd of 4 meetings against Montreal’s farm team. Hartford won the first meeting on 10/25 in overtime, 2-1. The third game in the season series will be played on Friday.
  • Entering the week, Laval is 4-5-1 for 9 points. That puts them 5th in the North Division.
  • The Rocket snapped a 3 game losing streak on Sunday against Providence with a 3-2 shootout victory.
  • Listen – Mixr. Watch – AHLTV.

Friday, November 1st vs Laval Rocket at 7:30pm, Place Bell

  • The 3rd of 4 meetings in the season series. The final meeting will be on February 14th in Hartford.
  • Alex Belzile lead the Rocket in scoring with 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists). The forward has played 10 games with the Rocket.
  • Listen – Mixr. Watch – AHLTV.

Saturday, November 2nd vs Belleville Senators at 7pm, CAA Arena

  • The 1st of 2 meetings against the Senators. Belleville visits Hartford on 11/9.
  • Last season, Hartford was 1-0-1 against the Senators.
  • Belleville is 8th in the North Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference. The Senators won their last two of three outings.
  • Entering the week, Belleville’s record is 3-5.
  • Drake Batherson leads the Senators in points with 10. he has 3 goals and 7 assists.
  • Listen – Mixr. Watch – AHLTV.
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