6:12PM: The stats from some of the Rangers prospects in today's game (PointStreak):
- Ryan Graves: minus two
- Brad Morrison" 1 goal, 1 shot
- Ryan Mantha: nothing on scoresheet
- Keegan Iverson: minus two, two shots
- Brady Skjei: two shots, cross checking penalty
- Ryan Gropp: one shot
- Adam Tambellini: one shot
- Calle Andersson: 1 assist, minue two, 1 shot
- Petr Zamorsky: 1 assist, 1 shot, hooking penalty
Notes from the Rangers are below.
5:47PM: The Rangers lost 5-2 and their second goal was scored by Adam Brooks. (NYR)
5:28PM: Goalie Jacob Smith is hurt and being replaced by Taylor Dupuis. (NYR)
5:16PM: The Rangers trail 4-1 with 16:22 remaining in the game. They are being out shot 25-13. (PointStreak)
5PM: After two periods the Rangers are down 3-1 and have 13 shots on goal. (PointStreak)
4:48PM: The Rangers are now down 3-1 and trail in shots 21-13. (PointStreak)
4:43PM: The Wild lead 2-1 with 5:34 remaining and lead in shots 18-13. (PointStreak)
4:35PM: Mid-way through the second period the score is 1-1 and the Wild lead in shots 14-12.
4:25PM: The Wild have scored to tie the game. (PointStreak)
3:55PM: The Rangers go up 1-0 on Brad Morrison's goal. (NYR)
3:51PM: 8:02 into the first period and it's scoreless. (PointStreak)
3PM: Brandon Halverson is scratched today in the Rangers opener of the Traverse City Tournament. Jacob Smith will start in goal against Minnesota. (NYR)
The lines the Rangers are using are (NYR):
- Ryan Gropp, Adam Tambellini, Jayden Hart
- Zach Bratina, Adam Brooks, Keegan Iverson
- Brandon Lindberg, Mark Simpson, Cameron Askew
- Anthony Difruscia, Brad Morrison, Hayden Hodgson
Brady Skjei, Petr Zamorsky
Ryan Graves, Calle Andersson
Ryan Mantha, Sergey Zborovskiy
From the Rangers:
The Rangers were defeated by the Minnesota Wild, 5-2, in their first game of the Traverse City Tournament on Friday afternoon.
The Blueshirts opened the scoring at 13:22 of the first period, as Brad Morrison tallied a goal by beating Wild goaltender Brody Hoffman with a wrist shot. Minnesota tied the game 1:18 into the second period, as Jack Walker tallied a goal.
After tying the game, the Wild scored two goals in a span of 3:54 before the end of the second period. Christoph Bertschy scored to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead at 13:50 of the middle frame, and Carter Rigby extended Minnesota’s lead to two by recording a goal with 2:16 remaining in the period.
Minnesota added two goals in the third period to take a 5-1 lead. Adam Brooks registered the Blueshirts’ second goal of the game with 1:22 remaining in regulation to close out the scoring.
The Rangers were 6-for-6 on the penalty kill in the contest.
Post-Game Notes_Blueshirt Breakdown
- Brad Morrison tallied a goal and posted a plus-one rating in the contest. Morrison, who was selected by the Rangers in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, established Western Hockey League (WHL) career-highs in games played (67), goals (23), assists (27), and points (50) with the Prince George Cougars in 2014-15. In addition, the 18-year-old forward registered seven points (two goals, five assists) in five playoff games with Prince George last season.
- Calle Andersson notched an assist in Friday’s game. Andersson, who was selected by the Rangers in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, split the 2014-15 season between EV Zug and HC Lugano in National League A (NLA) in Switzerland. The 21-year-old defenseman recorded 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 30 games with Lugano, ranking second among team defensemen in the category.
- Petr Zamorsky recorded an assist in the contest. Zamorsky split last season between the Espoo Blues of Liiga in Finland and Orebro of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The 23-year-old defenseman, who was signed by the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on June 11, 2014, notched five points (one goal, four assists) in 10 regular season games with Orebro in 2014-15, and he added four points (two goals, two assists) in six playoff contests.
- Brady Skjei registered two shots on goal while making his Traverse City Tournament debut. Skjei, who was selected by the Rangers in the first round (28th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is serving as the team’s captain in the tournament. The 21-year-old defenseman registered 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 33 games with the University of Minnesota last season and helped the team capture the Big Ten Championship.
- Adam Brooks registered a goal in the game. Brooks, 19, tallied 30 goals and 32 assists for 62 points in 64 games with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2014-15.
- Hayden Hodgson recorded an assist in Friday’s game. Hodgson, 19, registered 38 points (23 goals, 15 assists) in 59 games with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2014-15.