Stats: Wolf Pack win 7-2 (JT Miller (2), Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg score)

The Wolf Pack beat St. John 7-2 last night:

  • Chris McCarthy: plus 2, 3 shots
  • Conor Allen: 1 assist, plus one, 2 shots, hooking penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: plus one
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one, 1 shot
  • JT Miller: 2 goals, minus one, 7 shots, high sticking penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 goal, plus 2, 4 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, 2 shots, high sticking and slashing penalty
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus 2, 2 shots

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Stats: Oscar Lindberg has been playing well lately

Oscar LindbergIn his first season in North America, Oscar Lindberg is tied for the Wolf Pack lead in points in 31 in 47 games.

Lindberg, by month has had:

  • October (10 games): 2 goals and 5 assists
  • November (11 games): 2 goals and 1 assist
  • December (10 games): 3 goals and 2 assists
  • January (12 games): 5 goals and 8 assists
  • February (4 games): 1 goal and 2 assists

Lindberg’s increase in points coincided with the Wolf Pack adding more centers, TJ Hensick and JT Miller, and putting him with Michael Haley and Kyle Beach and then Haley and Danny Kristo. (Wolf Pack)

Ken Gernander says that the experience early in the season of being the Wolf Pack’s number one guy, and going through some struggles, has made him a better player and should help him moving forward. (Wolf Pack)

Lindberg said that adjusting to the North American ice surface and the different style of play in North America has been tough but gotten better recently. (Wolf Pack)

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2/27/14: Ken Gernander says that Lindberg’s progression was taking one step back to take two steps forward. Lindberg says that he is getting more comfortable with each game. (Courant)

Stats: Wolf Pack Win 4-1 (Danny Kristo and Oscar Lindberg score/Dylan McIlrath Plays)

The Wolf Pack defeated the Phantoms 4-1 last night:

  • Conor Allen: plus one, hooking penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: 1 assist, plus two
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one, 3 shots
  • JT Miller: 1 assist, plus one, five shots
  • Marek Hrivik: nothing on scoresheet
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus two, 5 shots
  • Jesper Fast: 1 assist, plus one, 1 shot
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus two, 4 shots

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Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack Weekend (Jesper Fast/Oscar Lindberg/JT Miller)

The Wolf Pack dropped both games that they played this weekend:

  • Conor Allen: (Friday) plus one, 2 shots, hooking penalty (Saturday) 1 assist, plus one, 3 shots
  • Ryan Bourque: (Friday) minus one, 5 shots (Saturday) 1 goal, 3 shots
  • JT Miller: (Friday) minus one, 1 shot, slashing penalty  (Saturday) 1 assist, 3 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: (Friday) minus one (Saturday) plus one, 2 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: (Friday) 2 goals, 1 assist, plus one, 2 shots  (Saturday) minus two, 2 shots
  • Jesper Fast: (Friday) 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots  (Saturday) 4 shots
  • Danny Kristo: (Friday) minus one, 1 shot  (Saturday) minus one, 1 shot

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Read: Dan Girardi Is A Fan of Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fast

Jesper Fast:Oscar LindbergOscar Lindberg and Jesper Fast are both in their first training camps with the Rangers and they were able to make a quick impression on one of the most important and longest tenured Rangers.

Dan Girardi told SNY’s Nick Licalzi on Saturday that he has been impressed with both Fast and Lindberg,

Girardi said, “Jesper is a pretty fast guy, his last name says it. I defended Oscar a couple of times out there and he made a couple of great plays and scored. They are dynamic players and I think they will be fighting for spots.”

Anders Hedberg, the Rangers Head European Scout, described Lindberg and Fast and “solid players” who can skate and think the game the right way.

He said that the two of them should challenge for spots with the Rangers.

Last night against the Flyers:

  • Fast Played 14:15 with 1 shot on goal, one that was blocked, one that missed the net and one takeaway.
  • Lindberg played 15:16 with 2 shots on goal, 1 blocked shot and was 7 and 8 on faceoffs.


Note: Oscar Lindberg Is Impressing People

Oscar LindbergDuring the Traverse City Tournament last week, Oscar Lindberg had five goals, two assists and 12 shots to lead the Rangers and finish second in points for the tournament.

Alain Vigneault, on the second day of training camp, noted that Lindberg’s play in Traverse City and hard work at both ends of the ice caught the eye of many in the organization and that teams need players to surprise during camp, “you need guys that all of a sudden, guys that management doesn’t have in a place on the depth chart, and they step on the ice and they can contribute. We need some surprises. We need guys to push. I have told everyone that they will get a chance and the ones that grab it will get a chance to help the Rangers.”

Vigneault said yesterday, after Lindberg scored, you can tell that he has played with men before. He being a center with the speed and puck protection skill that he has, he is going to get a real solid look. He has impressed myself and the coaching staff but also management since Traverse City.”

Lindberg told the Rangers website that his confidence is pretty good after his year in Sweden and the Traverse City tournament. He added that it was good to have a fun year in Sweden after a “terrible” season a few years ago.

He described his game as a two-way center who can set up plays and works hard.

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