WolfPack Playoff Hunt Week 4

JT Miller has been an offensive force in Hartford. (HWP)

JT Miller has been an offensive force in Hartford. (HWP)

Another week is in the the books, and the Hartford Wolf Pack picked up four huge points. Despite dropping a close game to league leader Manchester, The WolfPack put a beating on Springfield, and did just enough to beat a good Devils team. The Pack currently sit in 12th place with 56 points, and are 14 points out of a play off spot, gaining two points since last week, with 17 huge games left.


The Week Ahead:

Capture10In what seems like a make or break week, the WolfPack have four huge games coming up. Friday, they are home to host 14th place Adirondack. Saturday they hit the road first to take on 8th place Albany, then Sunday they travel to Providence, to take on a pesky Bruins team. Then Wednesday the 19th, the Pack return home for a huge tilt with cross state rival Bridgeport.

Hartford has taken five out of a possible 6 points from Adirondack over the last three games. While the Pack have struggled mightily with the devils, they have taken two in a row from them. Providence has taken all four meetings from the pack this year, while out scoring them 23-11 in those four game. Bridgeport has taken three in a row and four out of five against the pack.

Other important games this week:

Friday March 14th: St Johns vs Portland, Manchester vs Bridgeport, Springfield vs Albany, Syracuse vs Hershey, Providence vs Worcester

Saturday March 15th: St Johns vs Portland, Bridgeport vs Worcester, Hershey vs Adirondack, Syracuse vs Hamilton

Sunday March 16th: Bridgeport vs Adirondack, Worcester vs Manchester, Albany vs Syracuse

Wednesday March 19th:  Albany Vs Binghamton.

Keys to this week:

Win on the Road

The Wolfpack have won four straight on home ice but have struggled lately on the road. The pack haven’t picked up points on the road since a February 25th win over Portland. To make matters worse, they have been outscored 8-3 in that stretch. It goes with out saying, but in order to gain ground, they need to start winning on the road, and earning those points.

JT Miller

Last weekend during a three game stand, the Wolfpack scored a total of 11 goals and went 2-1 in those games. JT Miller had a total eights points in those three games, and was far and away the best player on the ice in everyone of those games. Miller took a huge step both as a player and as a leader, with four massive games this week, JT Miller needs to continue to blossom, and lead this team.

The Asham-Hensick-Hrivik line

While this may seem like a odd combination for a line, these guys have shown instant  chemistry with each other.  This past weekend, they combined for 4 goals and 3 assists for seven points. With everyone looking at the Miller/Bourque/fast and Linderg/Powe/Kristo lines for results, Hensick Asham and Hrivik extend the line up and can add a third line that teams need to worry about. At this point in the season, depth wins you games, and it would be a great time to get these three guys flying.



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