TALE OF THE TAPE: Dec. 11
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Friday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m. Quicken Loans Arena
Chicago looks to make up ground in the Central Division race, taking on Lake Erie in a two-game weekend series, starting tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. The Wolves are winless in their last five games (0-3-2-0) at Quicken Loans, their last win occurring on Dec. 27, 2013.
Lake Erie is the last division rival to face Chicago this season. The Wolves have already played multiple games against the other six Central Division teams and is 9-4-1-2 versus the group this season.
JOHN ANDERSON’s squad is coming off a 5-3 win at Iowa on Tuesday. The Wolves lost a two-goal cushion in the third period before regaining the lead with 4:43 left in regulation and later adding an empty-net goal. The contest marked the start of a four-game road trip which concludes Dec. 15 in Milwaukee.
By The Numbers
3: Jersey number of JOEL EDMUNDSON, a familiar face for the Wolves who made his season debut on Tuesday. EDMUNDSON is four games away from his 100th game appearance with the Burgundy and Gold.
4.0: Chicago’s goal-scoring average over the last four games, a stark contrast to the team’s 1.2 scoring average in the four games prior to that.
8: Total points compiled by DANNY KRISTO on the road this season, which leads all Wolves. In nine games, KRISTO has accumulated five goals and three assists.
.800: Chicago’s winning percentage when scoring first this season (8-2-0-0).
Follow The Action
Tonight’s game begins at 6 p.m. and can 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.
Team Record: 11-7-1-2
Last Game: 5-3 W at Iowa (Dec. 8)
2015-16 Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 7-3 Home Win (April 7)
Team Record: 13-6-1-2
Last Game: 4-1 L at Grand Rapids (Dec. 5)
2015-16 Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 7-3 Road Loss (April 7)
The Wolves continue to receive offensive support from right wing JORDAN CARON, who enters tonight’s game with a five-game point streak and goals in four straight contests. Over his last four games, CARON has amassed four goals and five points, equaling his point total from his first 16 games (which included two goals).
Signed by St. Louis over the summer, CARON registered nine goals with Providence last season and tallied 12 NHL goals in five seasons with Boston.
CARON has been an all-around contributor for the Wolves, scoring the game-winning goal Oct. 17 versus Charlotte and ranking third on the team in shots (45). He has also earned time on Wolves special teams.
TJ TYNAN has been snakebitten to say the least this season, failing to find the back of the net in the Monsters’ first 22 games of the season, but he’s still managing to lead the team in scoring with 14 points (all assists).
It’s only a matter of time until the tallies start coming for the Orland Park, Ill., native. TYNAN posted 13 goals, 48 points and 50 penalty minutes in 78 AHL games entering the 2015-16 season during parts of two seasons with the Springfield Falcons.
The center put up 54 goals, 161 points, 132 penalty minutes and a +24 rating in 164 NCAA appearances for the University of Notre Dame spanning four seasons from 2010 to 2014.
The alternate captain is making a strong bid for All-Star team honors, ranking seventh in AHL defenseman scoring with the second-most assists (15) among blue liners.