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TALE OF THE TAPE: JAN. 9


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.

Those away from a TV or computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves or @ChiWolvesLive on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play.


ChicagoWolves

Team Record: 16-14-1-2
Last Game: 3-1 L at Texas (Jan. 8)
2015-16 Season Series: 1-2-0-0
Last Meeting: 3-1 Road Loss (Jan. 8)

Texas

Team Record: 18-14-3-3
Last Game: 3-1 W vs Chicago Ontario (Jan. 8)
2015-16 Season Series: 2-1-0-0
Last Meeting: 3-1 Home Win (Jan. 8)

Player Spotlight

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#5 Jeremie Blain – Defenseman

Defenseman JÉRÉMIE BLAIN wasted little time providing a boost to the Wolves in his first game with the organization since the 2012-13 season. BLAIN scored the team’s lone goal in Friday’s 3-1 loss at Texas.

The 23-year-old from Longueuil, Quebec, joined the Wolves on Tuesday after being recalled from loan to the Brampton Beast (ECHL), where he posted 2 goals and 20 assists in 31 games. His point total ranked seventh-best among ECHL defensemen at the time of his recall.

BLAIN’s first tour of duty with the Wolves occurred while a prospect in the Vancouver Canucks organization. He appeared in 25 games during the 2012-13 season and contributed 4 assists while amassing 40 penalty minutes and a -5 plus/ minus rating.

Player Spotlight

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#38 Jason Dickinson – Center

The Texas Stars have struggled of late, but the same can’t be said for Jason Dickinson. The Stars turned things around Friday night, however, topping the Chicago Wolves 3-1, and it was Dickinson who led the charge.

The top prospect tallied two assists to extend his point streak to five games for the Stars. The 20-year-old, who was a first-round selection of the team — 29th overall — in 2013 is in his first year in the pros.

Dickinson spent last season in the OHL with the Guelph Storm, winning the league championship with the team in 2014.

 

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