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)

Stats/Watch: Oscar Lindberg’s season breakdown

Oscar LindbergIn his first season in North America, Oscar Linbderg scored 18 goals, 28 assists, was a plus two and had 183 shots on goal.

By month, Lindberg had:

  • October (10 games): 2 goals and 5 assists, 25 shots
  • November (11 games): 2 goals and 1 assist, 21 shots
  • December (10 games): 3 goals and 2 assists, 29 shots
  • January (12 games): 5 goals and 8 assists, 34 shots
  • February (11 games): 2 goal and 6 assists, 23 shots
  • March (13 games): 2 goals and 2 assists, 31 shots
  • April (8 games): 2 goals and 2 assists, 20 shots

He scored 6 game winning goals this past season.

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Lindberg is one of the young players who may get a chance to enter the Rangers lineup this season. (Free Press)

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Read: Oscar Lindberg is more confident after a year in the AHL

Oscar LindbergOscar Lindberg says that playing 20 minutes a night in the AHL and seeing time on the PK and the PP helped his confidence and his development. (Hockey Sverige)

He said that he got better after a slow start but didn’t do enough to take a spot on the NHL roster. (Hockey Sverige)

Lindberg said that even though he was with the team in the series against Montreal, he knew that it was unlikely he would play. He did say that he was happy to be around the team at that time and learned a lot. (Hockey Sverige)

He said that he was disappointed to not play in the NHL last year and felt that his point production in Hartford was “okay” but nothing more. (Hockey Sverige)

Lindberg said that he is working to be better prepared this season and hopes to take one of the open spots that the Rangers have. (Hockey Sverige)

On why he didn’t play with the Rangers last year, Lindberg said that he was too “uneven” and when he was bad he was just “too bad.” He said the team really liked his rookie camp in Traverse City but were not as happy with his performance in training camp. (Hockey Sverige)

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