07 November 2011

Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 7

Photo: Peoria Rivermen

THIS WEEK:


Tue., Nov. 8
at Hamilton Bulldogs
Copps Coliseum
9 a.m.

amtrak-rivalry-awaySat., Nov. 12*
at Milwaukee Admirals#
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

*NBC NonStop
#Amtrak Rivalry

ALL GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO, NBC NONSTOP OR COMCAST NETWORK 100 ON XFINITY TV FROM COMCAST


Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

NBC NonStop can be found on Comcast Channel 341, WOW Channel 130 or RCN Channel 50.


DEFENSE MECHANISM


The Wolves have surrendered just 13 goals in their last seven outings, which includes holding their opponents to one or fewer markers in four of those outings; Chicago is averaging 2.45 goals-against this year, which ranks fifth in the AHL.


WOLVES HEADLINES


--- Eddie Lack: Posted 20 saves on a season-low 23 shots against in his last start on Nov. 3 ...Shares 13th in the AHL with a 2.24 goals-against average and ranks 13th with a .927 save percentage in seven outings this season (2-3-2) ... Shared first among AHL rookies and tied for fourth overall in the league with 28 victories and ranked seventh in the circuit with a 2.26 goals-against average in 53 outings with the Manitoba Moose last season ... Posted a 28-21-4 record and shared fourth in the league with a .926 save percentage during his AHL debut ... Named to the 2011 AHL All-Rookie Team

--- Matt Climie: Turned aside 29 of 30 shots Friday in his fourth start of the year and has kicked out 113 of 117 shots in his last three contests (2-1-0) ... Paces the AHL with a .947 save percentage and shares sixth in the league with a 2.02 goals-against average in four games this year (2-2-0) ... Posted a 26-22-3 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in 55 outings with San Antonio last season ... Appeared in one NHL outing with the Phoenix Coyotes, allowing one goal in 32 minutes of action last year

--- Jordan Schroeder: Scored the game-winning goal against Peoria on Friday to snap a three-game scoreless streak ... Shares second on the Wolves with 2 goals and 5 points in 11 games this season ... Ranked seventh on the Manitoba Moose with 28 points (10G, 18A) in 61 matchups as a rookie last season

--- Darren Haydar: Paces the Wolves with 4 goals and 8 points in 11 games this season ... Tallied at least one point in 146 of his 212 career games with the Wolves ... Trails Brett Sterling by one point for fifth place on the team’s all-time scoring register with 262 points (91G, 171A) ... Ranked second on the Wolves and fourth in the AHL with 74 points (27G, 47A) in 77 games last season ... Named to the 2011 AHL Second All-Star Team

--- Bill Sweatt: Bagged his second goal of the season on Nov. 3 and has tallied 3 assists and 5 points in his last six outings ... Shares second on Chicago with 2 goals and 5 points in 11 games this year ... Ranked second on the Manitoba Moose and shared ninth among AHL rookies with 46 points (19G, 27A) in 80 contests during his professional debut last season


WOLF TRACKS


--- Chicago has killed off 30 of its opponents’ last 32 man-advantage chances since allowing three power-play goals on three chances on Oct. 14 at Milwaukee; the Wolves, which have been perfect on the penalty kill in six of their last eight outings, rank sixth in the AHL with a 85.1 efficiency rating on the penalty-kill (40 of 47).

--- The Wolves have opened scoring in six of their last seven games; Chicago has posted a 4-2-0-0 mark when lighting the lamp first this year.

--- Forward Nathan Longpre has scored two goals in four games since making his team debut on Oct. 28.

--- Chicago has entered the third period with a lead four times this season, which includes holding a 2-1 advantage heading into the final frame on Friday; all four of Chicago’s wins this year have come when the team has held the lead with 20 minutes to play.

--- The Wolves scored their first power-play marker in six games on Friday, snapping a streak that saw them fail to convert on 21 consecutive man-advantage chances; Chicago ranks 26th in the AHL with an 11.5 efficiency rating on the power-play this season (six of 52).

--- Chicago has been held to two or fewer goals in 10 of its 11 tilts this season; the Wolves scored a season-high four goals on Oct. 22 at Rockford.


READING RAINBOW


--- Wolves forward Victor Oreskovich will visit the Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, at 4 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 16, to kick off the team’s “Read to Succeed” program, presented by Vista Health System and Butternut Bread. Members of the squad will make more than 25 library visits throughout the Chicago area this season for the program, which has reached more than 600,000 children since its inception in 1995.


WOLVES REWIND (1-1-0-0)


Fri., Nov. 4
Chicago 2, (at) Peoria 1
--- The Wolves lit the lamp twice in the second period and hung on the rest of the way to earn a 2-1 win over the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena
--- Forwards Anton Rodin and Jordan Schroeder scored
--- Goaltender Matt Climie posted 29 saves on 30 shots

Thu., Nov. 3
(at) Peoria 3, Chicago 2
--- The Wolves opened scoring 4:05 into the game but could only muster one other goal en route to a 3-2 loss to the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena
--- Forwards Nathan Longpre and Bill Sweatt lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Eddie Lackposted 20 saves on 23 shots