Read: Rangers Prospect Report 10/13 to 10/19 (Oscar Lindberg, Ryan Haggerty, Pavel Buchnevich, Adam Tambellini)

RangersThe Rangers have sent through the following report on their farm system:

EMERGING FROM THE PACK
After winning its season opener on Oct. 12 at Syracuse, the Wolf Pack returned to Hartford for two home contests this past weekend. Hartford won its home opener on Saturday, defeating the Portland Pirates, 2-1. Ryan Haggerty opened the scoring with a power play goal in the third period, as he redirected a pass from Oscar Lindberg into the net for his first professional goal. J.T Miller registered the game-winning goal in his AHL season debut. On Sunday, the Wolf Pack and Hershey Bears were deadlocked in a scoreless battle through regulation and 6:58 of overtime, until Casey Wellman’s power play goal gave the Bears a 1-0 win.

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WATCH/Stats: Wolf Pack win 5-4 (Mat Bodie, Conor Allen, Oscar Lindberg, Ryan Bourque, Danny Kristo score)

The Wolf Pack beat Worcester 5-4 last night:

  • Mat Bodie: 1 goal, plus one, 4 shots
  • Conor Allen: 1 goal, 1 shot
  • Dylan McIlrath: minus one, 1 shot
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 goal, minus one, 3 shots
  • JT Miller: 1 assist, minus one, 3 shots, tripping penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: minus one
  • Chris Bourque: plus one, 1 shot
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, plus one, 2 shots
  • Jesper FastL minus one
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus two, 4 shots
  • Ryan Haggerty: 2 assists, plus one, 3 shots

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Watch/Stats: Wolf Pack beat Syracuse 4-3 in OT (Oscar Lindberg goals)

The Wolf Pack defeated the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 in their season opener last night:

  • Mat Bodie: 2 assists
  • Conor Allen: 1 assist
  • Dylan McIlrath: nothing on scoresheet
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 assist, plus one, 6 shots
  • Chris Bourque: 2 assists, minus one, 3 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 goal (PP), 3 shots
  • Chris Mueller: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus one, 2 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 2 goals (PP), minus one, 5 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 1 assist, plus one, 2 shots
  • Ryan Haggerty: minus two, 2 shots

The top two lines the Wolf Pack used were Chris Bourque, Oscar Lindberg, Ryan Haggerty, Ryan Bourque, Chris Mueller, Danny Kristo. (Crawford)

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Read: Oscar Lindberg’s preseason and how he think it went

Lindberg1Last night against the Devils, Oscar Lindberg played 12:58, was a minus one, led the Rangers with three shots on goal, had one hit, one takeaway and was 7 and 8 on faceoffs.

On Tuesday against Philly, Oscar Lindberg played 13:56, had 1 shot on goal, 1 shot that missed the net, 1 blocked shot and 8 faceoff wins and 5 losses.

Lindberg said that it’s important to play your best but not overthink things. He adds that he felt he was good in Chicago but could still be better.  (Ranger Rants)

After last night’s game, Lindberg said that his preseason was “all right” and that he feels he had two good games and one “pretty bad” one. He adds that he thinks he improved as the preseason went on but still has to improve a lot to become a consistent player. Lindberg did says that he feels he can keep up with the speed of the NHL. (Ranger Rants)

Stats: Oscar Lindberg’s Friday night against Chicago

Lindberg1On Friday night, Oscar Lindberg had a goal in 12:04 of ice time, 3 shots, 2 hits, 1 blocked shot and was 5 and 6 on faceoffs.

Lindberg played 11:26 at even strength and 38 seconds on the PP.

He played 5:12 in the first period, 3:59 in the second period and 2:15 in the third period.

Lindberg was 4 for 6 against Jonathan Toews on faceoffs.

Alain Vigneault said on Sunday that Lindberg was going to get a good look to make the team, especially with the injury to Matthew Lombardi.

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Read: Jesper Fast on his and Oscar Lindberg’s chances at making the roster

Jesper Fast:Oscar LindbergJesper Fast says that it’s important to be at your best over the next three weeks before the season starts to try and secure a spot on the opening night roster. (Expressen)

He says that you have to believe in yourself but the competition will be “very tough” and many players are interested in the open spots. (Expressen)

On Oscar Lindberg’s chances to make the team, Fast says that Lindberg “has a good chance” and is “next in line.” Fast says that both players have a shot at making the roster with good camps. (Expressen)

Carl Hagelin says that the team has “faith” in Fast and he is a player who can help swing the momentum of a game. (Expressen)

On Lindberg, Hagelin says that he is an “incredibly good two-way center” who has to “stand out” in camp to have a chance. (Expressen)

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Read: The kind of player that Oscar Lindberg is and when he might arrive

Oscar Lindberg

9/10/14 | 3:28PM: Lindberg said that he adjusted to the North American game “later than expected” but started to play well in the second half of the season. (Rangers)

On his mindset, Lindberg says that he wants to play his best hockey, not think to much and enjoy playing. (Rangers)

He said that he worked last year on his consistency and feels that he got better with it.  (Rangers)

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9/6/14 | 5:35PM: It’s expected that Oscar Lindberg will arrive full-time with the Rangers in 2015-16. (Dobber Hockey)

Lindberg has the talent to be a 60 point player but may end up only as a 40 point guy because he is likely to be a third-line player who has a focus in other areas than scoring. (Dobber Hockey)

Gordie Clark says that Lindberg will be pushing for a job in the NHL soon and that he has a good work ethic and two-way game. (NHL.com)

  • He  is an “all-around” forward who can play both on the PP and PK. (ESPN Insider)
  • The 2014 Hockey News Yearbook, which has Lindberg ranked 10th, has him being an NHLer in 2015-16.
  • The 2014 Hockey News Future Watch issue calls Lindberg a “two-way” center who has 18-20 goal potential.

His expected NHL arrival will be in 2015-16. (NHL.com)

Lindberg is expected to start the season in the AHL but could get called up if he is producing consistently. (HF)