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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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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Read: Marek Hrivik’s Preseason

After Marek Hrivik’s first preseason game, Alain Vigneault said that he saw a player with good skill, good speed but a player that seemed like he was trying to do too much.

After the game against the Flames, Vigneault said that Hrivik was a player who was continuing to catch his eye.

In the preseason so far, Hrivik has:

  • Devils: 15:15, 1 assist, 1 shot
  • Flames: 14:54, 1 assist, 2 shots, 2 shots blocked

Hrivik also played against the Kings last Friday but stats from that game have not been made available.

Joe Micheletti described Hrivik as a talented player who can not only skate but make plays with the puck

At HF Rangers, Leslie Treff writes that Hrivik played well during the preseason but didn’t do enough offensively to warrant staying.

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Read: Marek Hrivik Has Caught Alain Vigneault’s Eye

While chatting with the media yesterday, including SNY’s Nick Licalzi, Alain Vigneault said that one of the players who he is looking forward to seeing in the preseason is Marek Hrivik.

He said that Hrivik has a tremendous skill set, good size and a lot of upside.

Hrivik, 22, was one of the first players to take part in the informal skates prior to training camp.

Adam Graves told Pat Leonard of the Daily News that Hrivik is an intelligent player and Hrivik said that he is trying to give himself the best opportunity to make the team.

Hrivik’s cap hit is $685,000 and he is signed through next season on his entry-level contract.

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Read: The Season Marek Hrivik Had

In 40 games this season, Marek Hrivik had seven goals and 19 assists. Hrivik was out of the lineup from 1/5/13 to 4/5/13.

By month, Hrivik scored:

  • October: 3 assists in 5 games
  • November: 1 goal and 7 assists in 11 games
  • December: 3 goals and 7 assists in 14 games
  • January: 1 assist in two games
  • April: 3 goals and 1 assist in eight games.

At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff writes that Hrivik has excellent offensive skills, outstanding size, good speed and a good release on his shot. She says that if Hrivik can stay healthy he could develop into a top-six forward at the NHL level.

Hrivik was expected to join the Rangers for training camp this year but was out with his concussion at the time.

In speaking with Ranger Rants, Hrivik said that he isn’t feeling any concussion symptoms and that he wonders what would have happened if he didn’t get his concussion shortly before the new CBA was signed back in January. Hrivik said he is focused on making a good impression at training camp in September and battling for a spot on the roster.

Pat Leonard writes in the Daily News that the Rangers are very high on Hrivik’s skill level and his potential.

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Read: Marek Hrivik Can Pass/Needs To Get A Better Shot

In his first full season with the Whale, Marek Hrivik has 4 goals and 16 assists.

Hrivik, 6-1 and 197lbs had nine points in nine games for the Whale in the playoffs last season before the Rangers offered him a contract.

Updating how Hrivik is playing this season, Jim Schoenfeld told Blueshirts United Hrivk “He sees the ice well. He is a very good passer/playmaker, he is sound defensively, he is good along the boards. The one area we want to see him improve is his shot. When you get to the NHL if all you are is a disher than teams are just going to defend you as a disher. You have to shoot it sooner or later or the people who you want to pass the puck to are always going to be covered. He is working on it everyday. Kenny has him shooting between 50 and 100 pucks a day and just by virtue of that repetition he will get better.”

Leslie Treff writes at Hockey’s Future that Hrivik has “outstanding size, good speed and excellent passing skills.”

Hrivik has nine points in 12 December games for the Whale.