Game PreviewNov 26, 2017
Game Day Info:
Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Springfield Thunderbirds
Puck Drop: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m.
The Wolf Pack have taken two of the first three encounters with their most familiar rivals, the Springfield Thunderbirds, and have split two previous visits to the MassMutual Center, winning 4-3 on Oct. 14 and falling by a 5-3 score on Nov. 3.
With a 7-13-1-0 record, the Thunderbirds sit in last place in the Atlantic Division. The team has won six of its 11 November contests, thus far. Springfield currently has 58 goals for and 69 against.
Last Time Out:
Last night, the Wolf Pack played to a 4-1 loss to the Hershey Bears at the XL Center. Adam Tambellini scored the lone Wolf Pack goal, his sixth of the season. Chris Nell got the start in net, but was pulled for Alexandar Georgiev after 35 minutes and four goals allowed.
Thus far, the Pack are 7-10-2-1 on the season, which places them seventh in the ultra-competitive Atlantic Division, one spot ahead of the Springfield Thunderbirds. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins currently lead the division with a 12-4-0-1 record, while the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Charlotte Checkers fall close behind in the tight race.
Players to Watch:
#7 Adam Tambellini
In 17 games played, Adam Tambellini has scored six goals and notched one assist for a total of seven points. His goal last night against the Hershey Bears was the lone Wolf Pack goal of the game, denying the Washington Capitals affiliate of a shutout. The third-year left wing seems to be improving on his successful sophomore campaign, where he finished fourth on Wolf Pack club in points (35), assists (22) and shots on goal (131).
#41 Juho Lammikko
Juho Lammikko had a goal and an assist in the first game of the year between the Wolf Pack and Thunderbirds, as well as an assist against the Wolf Pack on Nov. 3. The Finland native is fifth on the team lead in points, with 10. The 21-year-old has scored three goals and has added seven assists this year while playing for the Thunderbirds. Lammikko was drafted 65th overall in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft by the Florida Panthers.
Coming Up Next:
The Wolf Pack will be back home at the XL Center on Wednesday, Nov. 29 for a matchup against the Springfield Thunderbirds at 7 p.m. If the Wolf Pack win, fans in attendance will get a ticket to the Pack’s next home game on Saturday, Dec. 9 (some restrictions apply.) For tickets and information, visit the Hartford Wolf Pack ticketing site or call 866-762-6451.