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Tale of the Tape: Nov. 29


When the Wolves host Rockford tonight in Illinois Lottery Cup action — the IceHogs continue to lead the American Hockey League with 32 points and a .762 points percentage — it caps a grueling stretch of 16 games in 30 days for Chicago. Due to the annual visit by the circus to Allstate Arena, this is just the fourth home game in that run.

Saturday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
Allstate Arena

RFD
Team Record: 15-4-1-1
Last Game: 3-4 OTL vs. Chicago (Nov. 28)
Season Series: 2-0-1-0
Last Meeting: 3-4 Home Loss (Nov. 28)
CHI
Team Record: 12-6-3-0
Last Game: 4-3 W vs. Rockford (Nov. 28)
Season Series: 1-2-0-0
Last Meeting: 4-3 OT Road Win (Nov. 28)

Storylines

  • When the Wolves host Rockford tonight in Illinois Lottery Cup action — the IceHogs continue to lead the American Hockey League with 32 points and a .762 points percentage — it caps a grueling stretch of 16 games in 30 days for Chicago. Due to the annual visit by the circus to Allstate Arena, this is just the fourth home game in that run.

  • Defenseman BRENT REGNER scored a goal with 11 seconds left in overtime — when both teams had three skaters on the ice and took turns creating great scoring chances — to lift the Chicago Wolves to a 4-3 victory Friday night at Rockford.

  • When DMITRIJ JASKIN fired the shot that ricocheted off REGNER’s skate and into the net for the game-winner, the Wolves moved into second place in the Midwest Division and third in the Western Conference with 27 points. 

  • The Wolves won’t return to home ice until the School-Day Game on Dec. 17, which means they’ll have played three home games in 45 days (Nov. 2 through Dec. 16).


By The Numbers

12 – The Wolves have killed all 12 of Rockford’s power-play opportunities during their three Illinois Lottery Cup meetings this year to help them rank 11th in the AHL on the PK (83.8 percent).

10 – The Wolves have come up empty on all 10 of their power-play opportunities against Rockford during their three Illinois Lottery Cup meetings this year to help them rank ninth in the AHL on the PP (17.8 percent).

363 – Chicago bench boss JOHN ANDERSON picked up his 363rd regular-season win in the American Hockey League play Friday night at Rockford to take sole possession of fifth place on the list of the AHL’s all-time winningest coaches. The 13th-year Wolves veteran (nine of those in the AHL) broke out of a tie with Tery Reardon. 


Follow The Action

Tonight’s game begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen on The U-Too (channel 26.2). U-Too also can be found on XFinity’s Chs. 230 (HD) and 360 (SD), RCN’s Ch. 35 and WOW’s Ch. 170. The game can also be streamed on www.ahllive.com.

Those away from a TV or computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves or @ChiWolvesLive on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play.


Player Spotlight

9 ShaneHarper

#9 Shane Harper
Right Wing

Harper has flown under the radar for most of the 2014-15 season, racking up six goals and four assists through 21 games — consistent with his start last year as well.

One thing to hang his hat on is that every game he has found the back of the net, the Wolves have won. He’s also one of three player’s on a two-game point streak.

His new pairing with Dmitrij Jaskin and Phil McRae looks to be a comfortable one and hopefull will continue to pay dividends for all three of them, as Jaskin put up a three-assist game last night.  

Garret Ross

#28 Garret Ross
Left Wing

Garret Ross has made his presence felt on the ice against the Wolves over the last two matchups, averaging 1.5 points per game. 

Despite losing last night’s game, Rockford still managed to tally three goals to continue their hot streak of nearly four goals per game. Ross tallied two goals last Sunday when they took on the Wolves at Allstate Arena.

With a win tonight, Chicago can tie the series up at two apiece and move within three points of Rockford in the Midwest Division. Finding a way to capitalize on their chances like last night will be the key to tonight’s game. 

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