Photo Credit: Chris Rutsch

Game 76 of 76 is in the books for the Wolf Pack as their season comes to a close tonight.  They end on a low note as they dropped a 5-1 decision against the Springfield Thunderbirds.  Chris Brown recorded the lone tally for Hartford.  Chris Nell was in net, stopping 29 of 34 shots.

To recap the season, Hartford went 24-46-4-2 for 54 points with a .355 point percentage, the lowest in the league.  The Pack finish 30th in the American Hockey League and their worst season in franchise history.  In addition, they have given up the most goals in franchise history of 280.  It was a rough season from the beginning.  They also end on a five game losing streak.  The organization have lots to do to help their minor league club.

Game Recap

The first twenty was not bad.  The Thunderbirds notched a 1-0 lead at 6:42.  The rest of the frame was scoreless.  There was good back and forth action.  Shots favored Hartford 8-6.

The second was the worst as Hartford gave up three goals in the frame alone.  Defensive breakdowns.  However Hartford scored their lone goal at 16:16.  Chris Brown tapped it in.  Michael Paliotta and John Gilmour recorded assists.  Shots favored Springfield 21-17.

The third was flat for the group.  The Thunderbirds tapped in another goal to make it 5-1.  Shots favored Springfield 34-24.

Final Thoughts

Usually I can write a full game recap, but not today.  It was more of the same, like earlier in the season.  Lost after lost.  Blowouts after blowouts.  Defensive mistakes and no progress on changing it up or improving.  It was a rough season to even write games.  It gets too repetitious after a while.

Ricky’s 3 Stars

  1. None tonight.

Game Notes:

  • The power play once again gave up a short-handed goal.  However they gave converted in one of four chances.
  • The penalty kill was awful.  They could not kill two of the two penalties.
  • Healthy scratches: Taylor Beck, and Brandon Halverson.
  • Injured scratches: Cristoval Nieves, and Michael Joly.