11 January 2010

Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 11

Thu., Jan. 14*
at San Antonio Rampage
AT&T Center
7 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 15*
at San Antonio Rampage
AT&T Center
7 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 17*
vs. Peoria Rivermen
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100
#Amtrak Rivalry


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Chicago has held foes to two or fewer tallies 19 times overall this season (16-2-0-1), including five of the last six outings; the Wolves rank 14th in the AHL with a 2.79 goals-against average this season.


--- Johnny Pohl: Recorded five points (3G, 2A) in three games this week after being held scoreless in a season-high four games ... Matched a team season-high two tallies on Saturday against Peoria ... Ranks third on the Wolves with 11 goals and shares third with 25 points in 32 games this season ... He also holds second on the club with 14 assists and paces the team with five power-play strikes

--- Arturs Kulda:
Dished out two assists on Sunday, which matched a career-high ... Ranks second among Wolves defensemen with 11 assists and shares second among team blueliners with 14 points in 29 matchups this year ... Paces the Wolves and ranks first in the AHL with a +23 plus/minus rating; has accrued a plus or even rating in 24 of his 29 tilts this season and has posted a minus rating just twice in his last 25 outings ... Pocketed four assists during a career-high four-game point streak from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2

--- Nathan Oystrick:
Registered three points (G, 2A) in three games this week to extended his point streak to four games, which matches a season-high ... Shares first among Wolves defensemen with four goals and second with 14 points and ranks third among club rearguards with 10 assists in 28 matchups this season. ... Leads the team with 60 penalty minutes

--- Jason Krog: Held scoreless on Sunday after collecting seven assists during a five-game point streak from Dec. 30 to Jan. 9 ... Paces the Wolves and ranks first in the AHL with 32 assists and ranks first on the team and shares seventh in the league with 38 points in 36 games this year ... recorded at least one point in 25 of his 36 outings this season, and has posted multiple points nine times


--- Chicago - which has won seven of its last 10 games - sits in sixth place in the West Division with 42 points (20-16-0-2) through 38 games this season; the Wolves trail first place Milwaukee by eight points but hold two games in hand; first and seventh place in the division are separated by only 11 points, making it the most tightly contested division in the AHL.

--- Chicago collected one power-play goal on six chances on Sunday and has potted power-play goals in nine of its last 10 games (10 of 41), which includes each of the last five (five of 23); the Wolves ranks ninth in the AHL with a 18.1 efficiency rating on the power-play (29 of 160).

--- The Wolves thwarted all four of Toronto's power-play chances on Sunday, marking the second straight game and 19th time overall this season the team has been perfect on the penalty kill; Chicago ranks fifth in the league with an 87.2 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (143 of 164).

--- Chicago's victory on Sunday marked the fourth time the club has won when trailing after two periods (4-12-0-1); conversely, Chicago has yet to suffer a loss when leading after 40 minutes of play (11-0-0-0).

--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre posted back-to-back wins this week to snap a personal three-game losing streak; the 26-year-old netminder has notched a 10-11-1 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in 23 outings this season.


--- The Wolves will play their first ever "School Day" Game against their Amtrak Rivals, the Milwaukee Admirals, at the Allstate Arena on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Students can practice fundamentals of math, history, English and science with an interactive workbook for use during the Wolves game. For more information call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Sun., Jan. 10
(at) Chicago 3, Toronto 2 (OT)
--- The Wolves came back to tie the game at two and right wing Joey Crabb scored in overtime to defeat the Toronto Marlies, 3-2, at the Allstate Arena
--- Left wing Andrew Kozek and defenseman Nathan Oystrick also scored for Chicago
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre thwarted 18 of 20 shots

Sat., Jan. 9
(at) Chicago 3, Peoria 1
--- The Wolves scored first and held on for a 3-1 win against the Peoria Rivermen at the Allstate Arena
--- Center Johnny Pohl tallied twice, while Kevin Doell added the other marker
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre posted 16 saves on 17 shots

Wed., Jan. 6
(at) Hamilton 3, Chicago 1
--- The Wolves relinquished a 1-0 lead in the second period and never recovered en route to a 3-1 loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs at Copps Coliseum
--- Center Johnny Pohl potted Chicago's goal
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino made 32 saves on 34 shots