TALE OF THE TAPE: JAN. 9| EMAIL | PRINT
Saturday, Jan. 9, 7:00 p.m. Cedar Park Center
The Chicago Wolves don’t have to wait long to get another chance at the Texas Stars. Not quite 24 hours after suffering a 3-1 loss at Cedar Park Center, the Wolves and Stars meet again for their final regular- season meeting this year.
Texas earned its 10th win over Chicago in their last 11 meetings by getting off to a superior start in each of the first two periods. In the opening stanza, the Stars posted two goals before the Wolves were credited with their first shot on goal 7:40 into the game. In the second period, Texas pushed its lead to 3-0 as Chicago didn’t put its first shot on frame until 14:38 elapsed.
The Wolves avoided their first blanking of the season when defenseman JÉRÉMIE BLAIN buried a shot with 56 seconds left in the game. BLAIN, who played 25 games for the Wolves during the 2012-13 season, was appearing in his first Wolves game since being recalled from loan to Brampton (ECHL) on Tuesday.
By The Numbers
14: In each of the Wolves’ last 14 games, the team that scored the first goal went on to win the contest. In addition, the team that scored the first goal never trailed in those 14 games. The last Wolves game where both teams led was Dec. 4 at Grand Rapids.
+20: In their 18 home games, the Wolves have outscored their opponents 60-40 and produced a .694 points percentage.
-13: In their 15 road games, the Wolves have been outscored 50-37 by their opponents and produced a .333 points percentage.
76.4: Friday’s game at Texas opened a five-week stretch where the Wolves play 13 of their 17 games (76.4 percent) on the road.
2: EVAN TRUPP was hit with his first penalty of the year Friday.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 7:00 p.m. and can be streamed on www.ahllive.com.