8:59PM: Game notes from the Rangers are below:
6:15PM: Stats from the game are
- Ryan Haggerty: 1 goal, 1 assist 4 shots
- Kevin Hayes: 1 goal, 3 shots
- Anthony Duclair: 1 goal, 2 shots
- Mat Bodie: 2 assists
5:43PM: Wild up 6-3 with 5:50 to go. (NYR)
5:39PM: Minnesota scores to make it 5-3 with 7:52 left in the third.(Pointstreak)
5:38PM: Shots are 12-4 NYR in the third. There is 8:58 left in the third. (Pointstreak)
5:35PM: Anthony Duclair "with a snipe" to make it 4-3. Bodie and Haggerty pick up assists on the PPG. (NYR) There is 10:52 remaining in the game. (NYR)
5:30PM: Shots are 6-1 NYR in the third period. (Pointstreak)
5:29PM: Minnesota leads 4-2. Ryan Haggerty scored his third goal of the tournament, on the PP. Petr Zamorsky and Mat Bodie picked up assists. (Pointstreak)
5:21PM: The Rangers have the first four shots of the third period but are now on the PK. (Pointstreak)
5:15PM: The third period has started. (NYR)
4:59PM: After two periods, Minnesota is up 3-1 and leads in shots 18-14. (Pointstreak)
4:54PM: Minnesota goes up 3-1 with 2 minutes left in the period. (Pointstreak)
4:42PM: Shots are 16-13 for Minnesota. (Pointstreak)
4:31PM: Shots are 14-10 Minnesota, six minutes into the second period. (Pointstreak)
4:09PM: After one, it's 2-1 Wild. (Pointstreak)
3:55PM: Kevin Hayes scores 10 second later to tie the game at 1, from Samuel Noreau. (Pointstreak)
3:54PM: 1-0 Wild on the PP with 7:15 left in the first. (Pointstreak)
3:53PM: With 7:25 left, shots are 8-6 Wild. (Pointstreak)
3:47PM: Shots are 4-4 about 9 minutes into the first period. The score is 0-0. (Pointstreak)
3:39PM: Paxton Leroux and Jessey Astkes fight about 3 minutes into the first. (Pointstreak)
3:34PM: The game is underway. (Pointstreak)
2:40PM: The Rangers conclude the Traverse City tournament today at 3:30PM against the Minnesota Wild.
The lineup for today's game is (Rangers)
- Anthony Duclair, Kevin Hayes, Ryan Haggerty
- Chris McCarthy, Adam Tambellini, Michael Kantor
- Josh Nicholls, Nickolas Latta,Logan Nelson
- Paxton Leroux, Bryan Moore, Keegan Iverson
- Mackenzie Skapski starts in net.
The Rangers were defeated by the Minnesota Wild, 6-3, today in their final game of the Traverse City Tournament. The Blueshirts posted a 1-1-2 record in the tournament.
Minnesota opened the scoring at 12:35 of the first period. With the Wild on a power play, forward Brady Brassart beat Mackenzie Skapski on a rebound chance in front of the net.
Just 13 seconds later, the Blueshirts responded with a goal of their own to tie the score, as Kevin Hayes beat Brandon Whitney on a breakaway. However, in the final minute of the first period, the Wild regained the lead. Matt Dumba’s wrist shot eluded Skapski, giving Minnesota its second power play goal of the game, and a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.
The Wild extended its lead to two late in the second period, as Zach Mitchell tallied Minnesota’s third power play goal of the contest.
Mitchell registered his second goal of the game early in the third period to give Minnesota a 4-1 lead. The Rangers rallied with two goals in less than three minutes, as Ryan Haggerty and Anthony Duclair each tallied a power play goal.
However, New York was unable to get the equalizer. Ryan Graham scored with just over eight minutes to play to give the Wild a 5-3 lead, and Tyler Graovac finished the scoring by tallying a goal with 5:50 to play in regulation.
- Kevin Hayes tallied a goal and recorded three shots on goal in the contest. Hayes, who signed with the Rangers as a free agent on August 20, 2014, tied for second on the Rangers in points (three) during the Traverse City Tournament. The 22-year-old was named a Hobey Baker Finalist as the top player in collegiate hockey last season, as he established collegiate career-highs in goals (27), assists (38), points (65), plus/minus rating (plus-34), power play goals (six), and game-winning goals (six).
- Ryan Haggerty registered a power play goal, added an assist, and recorded four shots on goal in the contest. Haggerty led the Rangers in goals (three), points (four), power play goals (two), and shots on goal (14) during the tournament. The 21-year-old ranked fourth in the NCAA in goals (28) and tied for fifth in the nation (10) in power play goals with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last season.
- Anthony Duclair tallied a power play goal in the game. The 19-year-old tied for fifth on the team in points (two) in the tournament. Duclair, who was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 80th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, established career-highs in goals (50), assists (49), points (99), power play goals (15), shorthanded goals (three), and game-winning goals (seven) with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) last season.
- Mat Bodie recorded two assists in the game. Bodie, who signed with the Rangers as a free agent on April 15, 2014, led the team in assists (three) and tied for second on the team in points (three) in the tournament. He established collegiate career-highs in assists (31), points (39), and plus/minus rating (plus-28), and tied career-highs in games played (40) and goals (eight) while leading Union to the National Championship as the team’s captain last season.
- Nickolas Latta registered an assist in the contest. He ranked second on the Blueshirts in assists (two) and tied for third on the team in points (three) in the Traverse City Tournament.
--Anthony Duclair on what he wants to improve in his game…
“My strength. Obviously, I am a smaller guy. Playing against men, I need to get a little stronger and win 1-on-1 battles in the corner. I want to work on all aspects of my game.”
--Hayes enjoyed a breakout season during his senior year with Boston College in 2013-14. In addition to establishing collegiate career-highs in multiple statistical categories, he ranked second in the NCAA in points, third in plus/minus rating, fourth in assists, and fifth in goals.
The 6-5, 225-pounder was coveted as a free agent this summer, but decided the Rangers were the best fit for him.
“Talking to guys like (Chris) Kreider, it’s a great opportunity with the guys they have here,” Hayes said recently at MSG Training Center. “I really like the style Coach (Alain Vigneault) plays, so I figured this would be the best opportunity for me.”
Hayes finished his Boston College career ranked 28th on the school’s all-time assists list and 42nd on the school’s all-time points list. During his four-year tenure with the Eagles, the team won the Hockey East Championship twice, and won the National Championship in 2011-12.