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Tale of the Tape: Dec. 2


Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. Allstate Arena

The Chicago Wolves look to snap a three-game losing streak as the Manitoba Moose visit the Allstate Arena for the third time in 2015-16. The Wolves will be playing their fifth game against Manitoba, the most against any opponent up to this point in the season.

The Wolves’ offense has been puttering of late, producing just three goals in its last three games. Chicago is averaging 3.06 goals per game this season, yet hasn’t reached the three-goal mark in its last five outings.

The Wolves’ fortunes have changed dramatically since defeating the Moose, 5-3, on Nov. 12. That victory extended the team’s win streak to six games and marked the 10th time in 11 contests the team earned points. Since then, Chicago has gone 1-5-10, earned points in one of six games, and averaged 1.5 goals per game.

JOHN ANDERSON’s club is 6-4-0-0 at home this year, and will attempt to stockpile points on home ice while it can. After tonight, the Wolves are on the road for five of their next six games, the lone home game taking place Saturday against Milwaukee.


By The Numbers

9: Captain PAT CANNONE leads all Wolves in home scoring with nine points (4G, 5A) in nine games. 

16: The age difference (16 days) between defensive partners PETTERI LINDBOHM and JORDAN SCHMALTZ, both born in 1993.

32: Number of career wins JORDAN BINNINGTON owns in a Wolves uniform, ranking 10-best all-time. BINNINGTON is two wins behind JAKE ALLEN (2013-14) for ninth place.


Follow The Action

Tonight’s game begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too. 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.


ManitobaTeam Record: 5-11-1-1
Last Game: 4-1 W at Chicago (Nov. 28)
2015-16 Season Series: 1-3-0-0
Last Meeting: 3-2 Home OT Win  (Nov. 13)

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Team Record: 9-6-1-1
Last Game: 3-1 L vs San Antonio (Nov. 29)
2015-16 Season Series: 3-1-0-0
Last Meeting: 3-2 Road OT Loss (Nov. 13)

Player Spotlight

Manitoba

#34 JC Lipon – Right Wing 

There was at least one person on the Manitoba Moose roster who wasn’t pleased to see the calendar flip to December: JC LIPON.

The 22-year-old Saskatchewan native had a highly productive November, including five goals and three assists for eight goals in nine games, not to mention a three-game point streak he carried into Tuesday night’s matchup against Milwaukee.

LIPON’s red-hot November has catapulted him into the team’s scoring lead with 12 points and he also paces the Moose with 28 penalty minutes in 18 games.

Player Spotlight

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#12 Pat Cannone – Center 

 

The Chicago Wolves regained the services of two key forwards last weekend. PAT CANNONE returned to the lineup Nov. 28 after missing two games to injury.

CANNONE leads the team in scoring with 14 points (5G, 9A) and plus/minus rating (+9). Now in his third season with Chicago, CANNONE needs five points to become the 31st player to reach 100 career points with the Wolves.

Right wing ZACH O’BRIEN also returned to the ice on Nov. 29 after missing four games. The Wolves are 8-3-1-1 (.692) when O’Brien plays. The Newfoundland native owns six points (G, 5A) in 13 games.

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