The New York Rangers prospects (1-3) defeated the Minnesota Wild prospects (0-4) by the score of 5-2 in the fourth and final game of the Traverse City Tournament, yesterday. For a box score, click here.
Jesper Fast had his first two goals of the tournament.
Oscar Lindberg assisted on both goals and finished the tournament with 5g, 2a.
Andrew Yogan picked up his second and third (empty net) goals at Traverse.
Danny Kirsto had a goal and an assist. Finished with 2g, 5a in the four games.
Jeff Malcolm had 15 saves on 17 shots for the win.
Here's the highlights...
To watch on Blueshirts United, click here.
...besides the 1-3 record, I'm pretty sure the Rangers organization couldn't have asked for more when the three guys who are likely to push for an NHL roster spot in camp (Lindberg, Kristo and Fast) light it up the way they did in this tournament.
...my one disappointment was St. Croix, who struggled to put up points for the second straight Traverse as he ended with just one assist.
...as always, the Traverse acted as a nice little appetizer before training camp begins tomorrow. SO PUMPED!!!!
Good to see Jesper Fast get some goals.He hasn't had lots of chances before to show us what he can do before TC because of his injuries.Looks like he was getting going as the tournament ended.Hope he continues to roll now.It would be outstanding if Kristo, Lindberg and Fast could all really have dynamite training camps.
Nicholls had himself a solid tournament as well as Paxton Leroux showing he has no problem knocking a guy out to protect his teammates. From what I've been reading, Conor Allen had himself a decent tournament as well which was important.
and for those saying drop Richards into it... his NMC doesnt allow it. If you cannot read it, it has us dropping Asham and Dorsett, Biron, and Stralman (they note in this section that Moore is younger and has more upside).
Not thrilled about the prospect of losing Stralman, other than that I am not that freaked out.
@FREE LINDBERG Not for nothing but its hard to take anything a "insider" from espn says seriously.