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March 31, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Hartford Wolf Pack News Release

The Wolf Pack (30-31-1-6, 67 pts.) got back-to-back shutouts out of David LeNeveu this past Saturday and Sunday, after the Pack had not posted a single whitewash in the first 66 games of their season. LeNeveu blanked Bridgeport 4-0 at the XL Center on Saturday night, making 22 saves, and then the veteran goaltender stopped 31 Sound Tiger shots in a 3-0 Wolf Pack win Sunday in Bridgeport. Those two triumphs came after a 6-1 loss to Springfield at the XL Center on Friday night.

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

Eastern Conference

Rank Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 S/O PIM

1 *x Manchester Monarchs 69 43 18 2 6 94 0.681 222 177 0-1-0-0 7-3-0-0 5-6 868

2 * Springfield Falcons 68 42 20 1 5 90 0.662 221 188 3-0-0-0 8-2-0-0 9-5 1163

3 * Binghamton Senators 67 40 21 1 5 86 0.642 245 202 4-0-0-1 7-2-0-1 3-5 1348

4 St. John's IceCaps 68 41 22 1 4 87 0.640 223 180 0-2-0-1 6-3-0-1 4-4 1205

5 Wilkes-Barre/Scr. Penguins 68 38 22 3 5 84 0.618 189 166 2-0-0-0 8-2-0-0 3-5 1377

6 Albany Devils 68 35 21 4 8 82 0.603 200 180 1-0-0-1 5-2-1-2 5-8 946

7 Providence Bruins 68 36 23 2 7 81 0.596 215 195 3-0-0-0 5-3-1-1 10-7 1026

8 Norfolk Admirals 67 34 24 2 7 77 0.575 174 173 0-3-1-0 3-6-1-0 8-7 1265

9 Hershey Bears 67 34 25 4 4 76 0.567 196 187 2-0-0-0 5-4-1-0 7-4 1242

10 Worcester Sharks 67 33 30 3 1 70 0.522 173 201 1-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 10-1 1200

11 Hartford Wolf Pack 68 30 31 1 6 67 0.493 180 207 2-0-0-0 5-4-1-0 5-6 1372

12 Syracuse Crunch 67 27 29 4 7 65 0.485 172 200 3-0-0-1 5-3-0-2 3-7 1544

13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 67 27 33 2 5 61 0.455 168 211 0-4-0-1 1-7-1-1 4-5 1640

14 Portland Pirates 66 24 32 2 8 58 0.439 203 242 1-0-0-0 3-6-0-1 5-8 1381

15 Adirondack Phantoms 67 25 36 1 5 56 0.418 158 201 0-4-0-1 1-7-0-2 2-5 1654

Western Conference

Rank Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 S/O PIM

1 *y Texas Stars 69 43 17 3 6 95 0.688 247 185 7-0-0-1 8-1-0-1 2-6 833

2 *x Grand Rapids Griffins 69 43 20 2 4 92 0.667 222 169 2-0-0-0 6-3-0-1 4-4 869

3 * Toronto Marlies 67 41 20 2 4 88 0.657 198 170 4-0-0-1 7-1-0-2 5-4 1395

4 Chicago Wolves 67 39 20 5 3 86 0.642 208 172 0-1-0-0 6-2-1-1 7-3 894

5 Abbotsford Heat 69 37 25 5 2 81 0.587 209 198 0-1-0-0 4-6-0-0 5-2 882

6 Milwaukee Admirals 67 32 22 6 7 77 0.575 190 184 0-1-0-0 6-3-0-1 4-7 1128

7 Rockford IceHogs 68 33 26 5 4 75 0.551 211 230 1-0-0-0 4-5-0-1 4-4 1066

8 Charlotte Checkers 69 36 30 1 2 75 0.543 214 215 4-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 4-2 1024

9 Oklahoma City Barons 68 30 27 2 9 71 0.522 212 234 1-0-0-2 4-3-1-2 1-9 1135

10 Rochester Americans 67 30 27 6 4 70 0.522 183 197 0-7-2-0 1-7-2-0 2-4 1031

11 Utica Comets 67 30 29 4 4 68 0.507 162 194 1-0-0-0 6-3-1-0 6-4 944

12 Lake Erie Monsters 66 28 29 0 9 65 0.492 175 203 0-1-0-2 4-3-0-3 6-9 1455

13 Hamilton Bulldogs 68 30 33 1 4 65 0.478 162 202 1-0-0-0 5-5-0-0 4-4 1229

14 San Antonio Rampage 68 27 32 3 6 63 0.463 189 209 0-2-0-0 3-7-0-0 11-6 929

15 Iowa Wild 67 26 31 6 4 62 0.463 152 201 0-1-0-0 4-6-0-0 7-4 1050

* Division Leader

x = Clinched Playoff Position

y = Clinched Division

* = Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings.

Eight teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs: the three division winners will be seeded first through third in order of points, and the next five teams in order of points will be seeded fourth through eighth.* Division Leader

This week:

This coming weekend marks the Wolf Pack's last three-games-in-three-days stretch of the season, and it includes back-to-back home games Saturday and Sunday. The Wolf Pack travel to Manchester Friday to take on the Eastern Conference-leading Monarchs, with faceoff at 7:00 PM. Then it's back to the XL Center for a Saturday-night battle with Providence (7:00), and the Norfolk Admirals visit Hartford on Sunday. That game faces off at 5:00.

Friday, April 4 at the Manchester Monarchs (Verizon Wireless Arena), 7:00 PM

- The Monarchs (43-18-2-6, 94 pts.) lead the Eastern Conference by a margin of four points over second-place Springfield, and are one point behind the Texas Stars for first place overall in the AHL.

- This is the last game of a six-game season series between the Wolf Pack and Monarchs, and the Pack have lost the last four after winning the first meeting. Hartford is 0-2-0-0 so far in Manchester, with a 5-2 loss December 29, and a 3-2 defeat in the last encounter between the two teams March 9.

- Former Yale Elis Brian O'Neill (2-1-3) and Sean Backman (1-2-3) combined for six points in Manchester's last game, a 7-5 loss at Portland on Saturday night.

- Broadcast - live with Bob Crawford on Fox Sports Radio 1410, on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and on iHeartRadio. Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.

Saturday, April 5 vs. the Providence Bruins at the XL Center, 7:00 PM

- Through the Wolf Pack's "Selfless Saturday" option, fans purchasing tickets on-line for this game can earmark a portion of their ticket purchase to be donated to one of five charities. Those beneficiaries are the Susan G. Komen Foundation, March of Dimes, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the You Can Play Project and the Police Activities League (PAL), a non-profit arm of the Hartford Police dedicated to helping underprivileged youth. When purchasing tickets for this game on-line, through the Wolf Pack's official website, www.hartfordwolfpack.com, fans can enter a special promotional code. The particular code entered will direct the Wolf Pack to donate $2 from each ticket purchased to a specific one of the five charities. The promo codes are: KOMEN, for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, DIMES, for March of Dimes, BGCA, for Boys and Girls Clubs of America, PLAY, for the You Can Play Project, and PAL, for the Police Activities League.

- The Wolf Pack will be wearing their red third jerseys for this game. These will be the jerseys that fans will have a chance to win at the Wolf Pack's Fan Appreciation Night April 19 at the XL Center, in the Pack's "Jersey off Our Back" promotion.

- The Pack will be looking for their first win in six tries against the Bruins on the season, having gone 0-3-1-1 in five previous games between the two teams. Providence has won its last four visits to the XL Center, including 8-5 and 6-4 victories in their two earlier trips this year.

- The Bruins carry a three-game winning streak into this week and currently sit third in the Atlantic Division, at 36-23-2-7 for 81 points, six points behind second-place St. John's.

- A pair of rookie forwards, Alexander Khokhlachev (19-34-53 in 58 GP) and Seth Griffith (19-27-46 in 61 GP) are Providence's top two scorers, and have combined for 14 points in the season series against the Wolf Pack, Khokhlachev with 6-1-7 in five games and Griffith with 2-5-7 in four outings.

- For this and all Wolf Pack home games, tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger and are available at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

- Broadacst - live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on Fox Sports Radio 1410, on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and on iHeartRadio. Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.

Sunday, April 6 vs. the Norfolk Admirals at the XL Center, 5:00 PM

- This is the Wolf Pack's final Sunday home game of the season, and the last chance for fans to take advantage of the "Click It or Ticket Family Value Sunday" pack deal, which includes two tickets, two hot dogs and two sodas, starting at only $35.

- Norfolk currently holds down the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-24-2-7 for 77 points, one point ahead of Hershey and ten points up on the Wolf Pack.

- The Wolf Pack and Admirals have met three previous times this year, with the Wolf Pack going 1-1-0-1. Norfolk's only previous visit to the XL Center was opening night, October 5, and the Admirals won that game, 3-2 in a shootout.

- Andre Petersson, who was acquired by the Admirals' parent club, the Anaheim Ducks, from Ottawa March 5, has 3-4-7 in nine games since joining Norfolk, and his total of 47 points for the season (20-27-47 in 56 GP) leads the Admiral team.

- For this and all Wolf Pack home games, tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger and are available at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

- Broadcast - live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on Fox Sports Radio 1410, on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and on iHeartRadio. Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.

Wolf Pack Community Appearances:

The Wolf Pack have the following appearances scheduled this week. For further information on these, or any other Wolf Pack community initiatives, contact Wolf Pack community relations manager Frank Berrian, at (860) 541-4728:

- Monday, March 31, 6:00 PM, Champions Skating Center, 6 Progress Dr., Cromwell, CT

Sonar, the Wolf Pack's beloved mascot, cheers on youngsters at Champions' Premier Skating learn-to-skate event.

- Wednesday, April 2, 5:00 PM, The Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT

Sonar joins in the fun of the Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey end-of-season banquet.

- Saturday, April 5, 12:00 noon, Haddam Elementary School, 272 Saybrook Rd., Higganum, CT

Sonar whoops it up at the Haddam Kids' Fair.

- Sunday, April 6, 8:00 AM, UConn West Hartford Campus, 85 Lawler Rd., West Hartford, CT

Sonar cheers on participants in the West Hartford MS Walk.

Recent Transactions:

J.T. Miller - recalled from the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers March 26.

Jason Missiaen - reassigned by the New York Rangers to the Wolf Pack from Greenville (ECHL) March 29.

Pack Tracks:

At each and every Friday-night Wolf Pack home game this year, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers at the XL Center through the start of the second period, presented by Marc's Appliance Warehouse, located at 75 Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT. The Pack's last Friday home outing of the season is April 18, when the Springfield Falcons visit for a 7:00 game.

Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2013-14 home games are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger. To speak with a representative about season or group tickets, call (855) 762-6451.


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