Weekly Reports

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 23

December 23, 2013

The Wolves enter the holiday break on a three-game winning streak after sweeping a three-game homestand last week; Chicago sits at 32 points and a 15-12-0-2 record through 29 games this year.


Fri., Dec. 27*
at Lake Erie Monsters
Quicken Loans Arena
6:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 28*
at Lake Erie Monsters
Quicken Loans Arena
12 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 29*
vs. Charlotte Checkers
Allstate Arena
4 p.m


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The Wolves enter the holiday break on a three-game winning streak after sweeping a three-game homestand last week; Chicago sits at 32 points and a 15-12-0-2 record through 29 games this year.


Mark Mancari: Posted 3 goals and 4 points in three games last week, which included potting a marker in all three tilts … He has posted 4 goals and 7 points in his last six tilts after collecting 3 goals and 7 points in his previous 16 contests … Ranks third on Chicago with 8 goals and fourth with 16 points in 25 games this season … Paced the Rochester Americans with 22 goals, 39 assists, and 61 points last season while appearing in all 76 games … Also ranked first in the AHL with a career-high 279 shots on goal

Cade Fairchild: Dished out 4 assists in three games last week, which included his fourth multiple-helper game of the year on Wednesday … Made his return to game action on Nov. 7 after missing the first 11 games of this season and the final 12 tilts of last season due to injury … Ranks second on the team with 13 helpers — all of which have come in eight games — and paces team rear guards with 13 points in 16 outings this year … Picked up eight helpers in 43 games with the Peoria Rivermen last season

Jake Allen: Kicked out 38 of 41 shots in two starts last week to push his win total to 12 this season, which shares fourth in the AHL … Has appeared in 21 of Chicago’s 29 outings this season (12-7-2) and shares sixth in the league with a 2.24 goals-against average and holds 14th in the circuit with a .920 save percentage … registered a 9-4-0 mark, 2.46 goals-against average, .905 save percentage, and one shutout in 15 NHL games with St. Louis last year en route to being named to the 2013 NHL All-Rookie Team … Also appeared in 35 AHL contests with the Peoria Rivermen last season, earning a 13-19-2 record, 2.89 goals-against average, and .904 save percentage

Pat Cannone: Posted 3 points (G, 2A) in three games last week after earning 3 points (G, 2A) in his previous seven tilts … Shares seventh on the squad with 11 points (5G, 6A) in 28 games this season … Ranks first on Chicago with a +11 plus/minus rating and has accrued a plus or even rating in 25 of his 28 tilts, which includes his last 13 outings … Tallied 25 points (10G, 15A) and 41 penalty minutes in 74 AHL games with the Binghamton Senators last season … Tied for second on the team and seventh in the AHL with a career-high +21 plus/minus rating


— The Wolves outshot their opponents 105-67 in three games last week, which included outgunning its foes by double digits in all three games; Chicago has outshot its opponent in 11 of its last 12 games and has surrendered 29 or fewer shots in those 11 contests.

— Rookie forward Ty Rattie leads the Wolves and shares third among AHL first-year pros with 11 goals through 29 games this season; Chicago’s leading rookie goal scorer last year was Darren Archibald with 12.

— Chicago’s only goal-against to Milwaukee on Sunday came while the team was short-handed, which snapped a streak of 12 straight kills accrued by Chicago dating back to Dec. 14; the Wolves, who went 11 for 12 on the PK last week, rank sixth in the AHL with a 85.2 efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (121 of 142).

— Chicago has defeated Milwaukee three times in four tries this season after the Wolves posted a 2-8-0-2 record in 12 outings against the Admirals last year.

— The Wolves have scored just three power-play goals on 42 chances over their last nine games after scoring a season-high three man-advantage markers on eight chances on Nov. 29; Chicago has cashed in on 15 of its 141 power-play chances this season.


— The Wolves have won a season-high four straight home games and have been victorious in five of their last six tilts at Allstate Arena; Chicago began the year just 2-6-0-0 at home, but has improved its home record to 7-7-0-0 in Rosemont this season.


Sunday, Dec. 22
(at) Chicago 2, Milwaukee 1 (OT)
— The Wolves earned their fourth straight home win with a 2-1 overtime victory over Milwaukee in an Amtrak Rivalry matchup at the Allstate Arena
— Right wing Mark Mancari scored in regulation for Chicago, while center Keith Aucoin bagged the overtime winner
— Goaltender Matt Climie posted 24 saves

Saturday, Dec. 21
(at) Chicago 3, Grand Rapids 2
— The Wolves saw a 2-0 lead evaporate, but were able to grab the game-winning goal with 2:09 left in regulation to earn a 3-2 win over Grand Rapids at the Allstate Arena
— Forwards Mark Mancari and Dmitrij Jaskin and defenseman David Shields lit the lamp for Chicago
— Goaltender Jake Allen kicked out 20 of 22 shots

Wednesday, Dec. 18
(at) Chicago 5, Hamilton 2
— The Wolves improved to 8-3-0-0 all-time in morning tilts with a 5-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs at the Allstate Arena
— Right wing Ty Rattie (2G) paced a pack of six Wolves who notched multiple points
— Goaltender Jake Allen stopped 18 of 19 shots

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