Photo Credit: Chris Unger

The Wolf Pack tonight suffered their fourth straight loss.  They are now a .398 hockey club.  They were shutout by the Springfield Thunderbirds by the final of 2-0.  Brandon Halverson soaks the loss in net stopping 21 of 22 shots.  The Pack hopes to salvage the weekend tomorrow when they return home to face the Binghamton Senators.

Game Recap

The first frame was even in shots.  Both clubs had equal opportunities.  Then at 14:28, the Thunderbirds power play struck to give Springfield a 1-0 lead.  The rest of the first was scoreless.  The Pack had chances but could not solve Springfield’s goaltender.  Nicklas Jensen had a penalty shot late in the first at 19:37.  He applied his signature move but was unable to score.  After twenty.  Shots were apiece nine for both clubs.

The second frame was scoreless.  Not much was going on.  It was even as both clubs were gritty.  Hartford generated chances along with Springfield.  After a good pace to the frame, the score remained unchanged.  Shots favored Hartford 21-16.

The third had Hartford pushing to tie the game.  Unfortunately they were unable to do so.  They continued to generate chances but came up short.  Springfield had a couple of tries as well.  The score changed late in the frame at 19:14.  The Pack pulled Brandon Halverson for the extra attacker.  Springfield converted on the empty net goal to make it 2-0 Thunderbirds.  That was game.  Shots favored Hartford 32-23.

Final Thoughts

Hartford came up short once again.  They did not do enough in the game and missed chances.  Their slump continues.

Ricky’s 3 Stars

  1. None for tonight.

Game Notes

  • Steven Kampfer was unable to play tonight.  Instead Garrett Noonan was inserted into the lineup.
  • Nicklas Jensen recorded the most shots on the team.  He had seven.
  • The power play had one chance but could not convert.
  • The penalty kill killed one of two penalties.
  • Healthy scratches: None.
  • Injured scratches: Steven Kampfer, Michael Paliotta, Cristoval Nieves, & Chris Brown.