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Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 15


December 15, 2014

The Chicago Wolves snapped out of their scoring slump with a six-goal outburst on Tuesday — their lone game last week — while skating to a 6-2 victory. The win broke a season-high three-game winless streak and the team will look to keep the momentum going as they return to Allstate Arena for the first home games of December. This week’s slate includes the first of two School-Day Games this season as Chicago hosts Adirondack on Wednesday. The Wolves are 11-2-0-0 all-time in morning games and 7-1-0-0 on home ice since playing their first School-Day contest in 2009-10.

 

THIS WEEK:

Wed., Dec. 17*
vs. Adirondack Flames
Allstate Arena
11 a.m.

Sat., Dec. 20*
vs. Iowa Wild
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 21*
at Iowa Wild
Wells Fargo Arena
3 p.m.

*U-Too

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON THE U-TOO OR WCIU
Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

SCHOOL’S OUT

The Chicago Wolves snapped out of their scoring slump with a six-goal outburst on Tuesday — their lone game last week — while skating to a 6-2 victory. The win broke a season-high three-game winless streak and the team will look to keep the momentum going as they return to Allstate Arena for the first home games of December. This week’s slate includes the first of two School-Day Games this season as Chicago hosts Adirondack on Wednesday. The Wolves are 11-2-0-0 all-time in morning games and 7-1-0-0 on home ice since playing their first School-Day contest in 2009-10.

WOLVES HEADLINERS

Ty Rattie: Broke out of a season-long three-game scoreless streak with a one-goal, two-assist performance on Tuesday, recording the tying marker in the second period to spark a four-goal frame … Continues to lead the league with 14 goals and ranks fifth with 88 shots … Tied for the team points lead with 18 in 26 games and is tied for fourth with a +6 plus/minus rating … Contributed 31 goals and 48 points in 72 games as a rookie with the Wolves last season, becoming the only first-year player to lead the team in regular-season scoring

Dmitrij Jaskin: Posted his fourth multiple-point game of the season, collecting one goal and one assist in the win over San Antonio while scoring the second equalizer of the game … Four of the nine games in which the left wing has recorded points this season have been multiple-point outings … Has garnered 15 points (4G, 11A) in 17 games for a team-leading 0.88 points-per-game pace … Tied for second on the Wolves with a +7 plus/minus rating … More than halfway to his 2013-14 season totals (15+14=29), which he achieved in 42 games

Jordan Binnington: Kicked out 28 of 30 shots to capture his first win since returning from an emergency stint in St. Louis (NHL) … Ranks sixth in the league with a 1.92 goals-against average, third among rookie netminders … Has posted a 7-3-1 record, 1.92 GAA, and .926 goals-against average in 11 games for the Wolves this season … Off to the best start by a Wolves rookie netminder since Ondrej Pavelec (8-3-0-0 in first 11) in 2007-08, but posting a better GAA (3.43) and SV% (.887) than Pavelec in that stretch

Pat Cannone: Contributed two points (G, A) in Tuesday’s win, rounding out scoring and dishing out a helper on Ty Rattie’S game-tying goal … Remains atop the Wolves leaderboard, tied with RATTIE, with 18 points in 26 games … Leads the team with 12 assists … On pace to surpass his previous AHL-best 43 points, which he set in 2011-12 with Binghamton … In his second go-around with Chicago after collecting 34 points (16G, 18A) in 59 games with the team last season

Terry Broadhurst: Snapped a seven-game scoring slump with one goal and one assist on Tuesday, his 100th and 101st professional points … Had produced points in nine of his first 13 contests prior to the scoreless stretch … Has compiled 11 points (4G, 7A) in 21 games while being assessed just four penalty minutes, tied for second-lowest among active skaters … Coming off a career-best 44-point campaign (16G, 28A) with Rockford, where he spent his first three professional seasons (2011-14)

WOLF TRACKS

— Six skaters (Ty Rattie, Dmitrij Jaskin, Pat Cannone, Terry Broadhurst, Jeremy Welsh, and Mathieu Brodeur) recorded multiple-point outings on Tuesday, tied for the highest number of players to do so in a game this season. The first time was the team’s 7-4 win Nov. 15 at Rochester.

— The Wolves converted three of their six power-play opportunities on Tuesday, the seventh time this season that they have registered multiple man-advantage markers in a game. Chicago’s power play ranks sixth in the league at 19.7 percent (23-for-117) and is more than halfway to the 2013-14 squad’s total PPGs for the season (43) in approximately one-third of the games.

— Chicago has been the most road-weary team in the AHL to start the season, playing a league-leading 17 of its first 26 games on enemy ice and compiling a .500 record (8-8-1-0). On the other end of the spectrum, they are the only team to have played single digits (9) at home thus far but have enjoyed a 6-1-2-0 record at Allstate Arena.

— The Wolves are one of five teams to have two goaltenders in the top 20 for goals-against average, joining Hershey, Rockford, Utica, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Jordan Binnington and Matt Climie rank sixth and 20th, respectively.

— Defenseman Jake Chelios registered a power-play assist on Dmitrij Jaskin’s goal Tuesday, giving him seven man-advantage assists this season, good for third among league rookies.

— The Wolves rank third in the circuit in goal differential, holding a +16 marker behind Rockford and Manchester’s +23. Chicago’s goal differential breaks down to a +11 at home and +5 on the road, despite three of the team’s four highest goal outputs this season coming on the road.

— Defenseman Jani Hakanpaa recorded his first goal of the season Tuesday. Of the blueliner’s six career AHL markers, three have been game-winning goals and three have come in the state of Texas.

GRAB YOUR LIBRARY CARD

The Wolves continue the 20th season of the Read to Succeed program, presented by Butternut Bread and J.U.L.I.E., Inc., this week as defenseman Joel Edmundson appears tomorrow at the Warren Newport Public Library in Gurnee at 6 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com.

WOLVES REWIND (1-0-0-0)

Tue., Dec. 9
Chicago 6, (at) San Antonio 2
— The Wolves rallied twice and notched a season-high-tying four goals in the second period as the offense erupted in a 6-2 win at the AT&T Center
— Forwards Terry Broadhurst, Pat Cannone, Dmitrij Jaskin, Philip McRae, and Ty Rattie and defenseman Jani Hakanpaa scored for the Wolves, who converted three of six power-play opportunities
— Goaltender Jordan Binnington thwarted 28 of 30 shots

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