MSG.com | Fuse.tv | Madison Square Garden | Radio City Music Hall | Rockettes | The Theater at MSG | Beacon Theatre | The Chicago Theatre | NY Knicks | NY Liberty
New York Rangers Prospects Central

Wolf Pack off to fast start in AHL playoffs

Division champions shut out Worcester at home in Game 1

Thursday, 04.16.2009 / 10:15 PM / Prospects Central
newyorkrangers.com
2008-09 Rangers Prospects' Scoring Stats

The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' AHL affiliate, got their Calder Cup playoff run off to a rousing start on Thursday night with a 2-0 shutout victory over the visiting Worcester Sharks.

Matt Zaba
The Pack, who lead the Atlantic Division semifinal series 1-0 after winning the division's regular-season crown, scored even-strength goals in the second and third periods.

Goaltender Matt Zaba, who signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent out of college two years ago, starred in net for the Pack, making 38 saves for his first AHL playoff shutout.

Rangers 2006 second-round draft pick Artem Anisimov, the Pack's leading scorer with 81 points this season, got the eventual game-winning goal to snap a scoreless tie at 4:19 of the second period. Dane Byers, who missed much of this season with injury, added the insurance goal at 7:20 of the third.

Both Anisimov and Byers have seen action with the Rangers, with Anisimov making his NHL debut in 2008-09 and Byers having played in the NHL in 2007-08.

Anisimov's goal was assisted by 2008 Rangers draft pick Dale Weise and defenseman Corey Potter, who had several NHL stints with the Rangers this season.

Byers' goal was set up by a pair of players under AHL contracts with the Pack, Jordan Owens and Mike Ouellette.

The series resumes with Game 2 on Saturday evening in Hartford.
Rangerstown Hockey House Beard-A-Thon




New York Rangers TICKETS

Rangers Ticket Central
Rangers Individual Tickets
Rangers Season Tickets
Rangers Group Tickets
Rangers Premium Seating
Rangers SubscriberCentral
My Rangers Account Manager
Rangers TicketExchange
TicketsNow: The Official Fan
Marketplace of the Rangers
TEAM

Schedule
Roster
Front Office
In the System
Stats
Standings
CONNECT

BlueshirtsUnited
Rangers Official App
Last Minute Ticket Alerts
Mobile Alerts
Email
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
FANZONE

Contests/Promotions
Wallpaper
Photo Galleries
Moment of the Week
Sounds of the Game
COMMUNITY

Community Events
Hockey Programs Rink Partners
Street Hockey
Rangers Road Tour
Charity Requests
Fundraising
TRADITION

Rangers History
All-Time Roster
Records/Awards
Retired Numbers
The Broadway Hat
newyorkrangers.com is the official Web site of the New York Rangers. New York Rangers is a trademark of MSG Holdings, L.P. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 MSG Holdings, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Advertising Info | Jobs | Student Opportunities | Contact Info | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Charity Requests | MSG Terms of Service | NHL.com Terms of Use