Rangers AHL Affiliate Off To Slow Start

Metro HockeyCorrespondent INovember 28, 2009

It’s becoming an annual event by the Hartford Wolf Pack getting off to a rough start to the season. But, like usual, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers is showing signs of getting out of the funk.

At it’s 1st quarter mark the team is 11-8-0-1 and are 9-3-0-1 after a 2-5 start. The Pack have been tough at home going 7-1-0-1, but have found trouble away from the XL Center with just a 4-7 record.

The team is led by Corey Locke with 11 goals and P.A. Parenteau with 10. Corey Locke also leads the team in assists with 19 and Bobby Sanguinetti has added 14 helpers. The team has played physical at times, but not consistently. In that category its led by Brodie Dupont with 58 PIMs and Justin Soryal with 46. Brent Henley who was brought in for his physical play hasn’t shown much of it by just mustering 35 PIMs.

Parenteau remains on recall to New York.

In net, the tide has turned for a couple goalies as three have been given starts. The number one guy going into the season, Matt Zaba, suffered a concussion in the home opener and missed some time. So far on the season he is 1-1 with a 4.15 GAA. Chad Johnson, who has appeared more like the go-to guy is 8-5-0-1 and a 2.06. Miika Wiikman has made four starts and gone 2-2 with a 3.27.

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