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Tale of the Tape: April 7


While they could not overcome the Stars, the Wolves look to break a different team-specific drought tonight as they face Lake Erie. After going 12-1-1-0 from the 2011-12 season through October of 2014-15, Chicago has dropped the last five games to the Monsters, four of them by just one goal. Lake Erie has won just twice at Allstate Arena: Jan. 14, 2012, a 5-3 decision, and Jan. 16, 2015, a 5-1 decision.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Allstate Arena

LE
Team Record:
 31-26-8-4
Last Game: 3-4 OTL vs. Toronto (April 3)
2014-15 Season Series: 5-2-0-0
Last Meeting: 1-0 Home Win (March 8)
 
CHI
Team Record: 36-26-6-1
Last Game: 2-6 L vs. Texas (April 4)
2014-15 Season Series: 2-4-1-0
Last Meeting: 0-1 Road Loss (March 8)

Storylines

  • While they could not overcome the Stars, the Wolves look to break a different team-specific drought tonight as they face Lake Erie. After going 12-1-1-0 from the 2011-12 season through October of 2014-15, Chicago has dropped the last five games to the Monsters, four of them by just one goal. Lake Erie has won just twice at Allstate Arena: Jan. 14, 2012, a 5-3 decision, and Jan. 16, 2015, a 5-1 decision.

  • The Chicago Wolves rolled through Ontario with wins over Toronto and Hamilton last week before stumbling on Saturday in a 6-2 loss to Texas. The defeat halted the team’s win streak at seven games (March 21 to April 2), its longest since February 2010, and extended their slump against the Stars to eight consecutive losses. 

  • Despite Saturday’s loss to the Stars, the Wolves’ pair of wins in Canada kept them in the playoff hunt and among the top eight seeds. Chicago (79 points/69 games) beats out No. 8 Milwaukee (79/71) due to games in hand, but will have to hold off four of the five teams still in contention, including the Admirals, Hamilton (76/70), Toronto (75/69), Adirondack (74/69), and Lake Erie (74/69).

  • At 10-17-1-3, half of Lake Erie’s all-time wins against the Wolves have come this season (5-2-0-0).


By The Numbers

11– The Wolves’ magic number to secure a playoff spot. Chicago needs a combination of 11 points gained by the team and/or surrendered by teams below them in order to clinch a spot. If things fall correctly this week, the team could be in by this weekend.

6 – Goals allowed by the Wolves on Saturday against Texas, the most all season. The last time the team allowed 6-plus was May 2 against Rochester in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs, and last time during the regular season was March 30, 2014, in a 6-3 loss at Rockford.

3 – Consecutive games, prior to Saturday, in which the Wolves notched a power-play goal. Following a stretch from Feb. 13 to March 22 that saw the team post a 4.3 percent (2-for-46) success rate with the man-advantage, Chicago has converted 33.3 percent since March 27 (6-for-18).

 


Follow The Action

Tonight’s game begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U (channel 26). 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

33 MattClimie

#33 Matt Climie
Goaltender

Entering tonight’s game, Matt Climie is on a heater, winning his last four starts dating back to March 22. 

During this four-game winning streak, he has a 1.74 goals against average and a 0.934 save percentage. The last time the Wolves and Monsters met, Climie was given the loss but on a 24-save, one-goal allowed game that saw Lake Erie’s Calvin Pickard record a 34-save shutout across from him. Tonight may be a rematch of that evening between the two, and a nail biter may be in the cards.

The game after giving up five-plus goals, the Wolves are 3-0-1-1. Climie will aim to extend his season-high winning streak and keep that record alive following a big loss. 

Andrew Agozzino

#18 Andrew Agozzino
Left Wing

While “playing out of your mind” is usually just a saying, Andrew Agozzino’s play since February 27 may be the epitamy of it. 

Since that second-to-last game for the Monsters in February, Agozzino has racked up 10 goals and 15 assists in 17 games for an average close to 1.5-points per game. Before being kept off the scoresheet on April 1 versus Toronto, Agozzino was riding an impressive 12-game point streak with eight goals and 13 assists. Six of those games were multi-point games. One of those was against the Wolves on March 6 in Lake Erie as he racked up a goal and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win.

Entering the 2015 part of the season, Agozzino only had seven goals and nine assists. He not only blew those totals away just in March, but he’s nearly quadrupled his goal total and comfortably tripled his assists. Rarely can you focus in on one specific player to shut down, but tonight may be one of those rare nights for the Wolves.

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