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Tale of the Tape: Oct. 25


Friday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m. Allstate Arena

The Chicago Wolves return home Sunday afternoon after falling to the Rockford IceHogs 4-3 on Friday. The Wolves scored two third-period goals to force overtime, but the IceHogs outscored the Wolves 2-1 in the shootout to claim the extra point at the MetroCentre.

The Wolves take on the Charlotte Checkers on Breast Cancer Awareness Day, making this the second meeting in nine days for the two squads. When the teams battled on Oct. 17 at Allstate, Chicago came away with a 9-5 victory that represented the team’s biggest offensive outburst since Jan. 5, 2011.

Charlotte is in the middle of a 10-game road trip to start the season because the Checkers are putting the finishing touches on their restored arena. Charlotte won’t play its home opener until Saturday, Nov. 7.


By The Numbers

5.00: Chicago leads the AHL with 5.00 goals per game. The Wolves led their league in goals four times in their first 21 years, including three of their four seasons that ended with a championship (1997-98 and 1999-2000 in the IHL and 2007-08 in the AHL)

50: DANNY KRISTO scored his 50th AHL goal on Friday night at Rockford in his 150th AHL game.

25.0 The Wolves are allowing just 25.0 shots per game, which ranks sixth in the AHL.


Follow The Action

Today’s game begins at 3 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too. (channel listings can be found here) 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.


Charlotte

Team Record: 4-2-0-0
Last Game: 3-1 W vs Grand Rapids (Oct. 23)
2015-16 Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 9-5 Road Loss (Oct. 17)

Derek Ryan

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Team Record: 2-1-0-1
Last Game: 4-3 SO L vs Rockford (Oct. 23)
2015-16 Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 9-5 Home Win (Oct. 17)

Player Spotlight

Cannone

#12 Pat Cannone – Center

Just call him Captain Clutch. The Chicago Wolves center has delivered 3 goals and 4 assists in the early going of the season, but he has a tendency to score when the Wolves need it most.

The 29-year-old Bayport, N.Y., native produced the game-winner in the opener on Oct. 10 and produced the game-tying goal with 4:58 to play on Friday night in Rockford.

During his two-plus seasons with the Wolves, Cannone has racked up 33 goals and 55 assists in 127 regular-season games. Perhaps most impressive, the Miami Ohio graduate owns a +41 plus/minus rating.

Player Spotlight

Charlotte

Derek Ryan is not hating North American hockey. The 28-year-old center recorded 15 goals and 45 assists (60 points) in 55 games for Orebro of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) in 2014-15.

And he’s doing just fine in his first season with the Checkers, as well, putting an end to Charlotte’s two-game skid by tallying his fourth goal of the season with just 1:38 remaining in regulation to lift his squad past Grand Rapids on Friday night.

Ryan also added an assist in the 3-1 victory to bump his point total to six in his first six professional games in North America.

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