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February 5, 2016

This week in pictures features photos from the Illinois Lottery Cup home-and-home series and the 2016 AHL All-Star festivities.

Two is better than one. Chicago Wolves forward Ty Rattie and defenseman Andre Benoit win the race and the battle to the puck during Friday’s 6-0 loss to the Rockford IceHogs in Illinois Lottery Cup action. Photo: Greg Hamill/Rockford IceHogs

Fights on fights on fights. Jacob Doty takes on Rockford’s Mike Liambas in Friday’s physical contest that resulted in 26 penalties for a combined 98 penalty minutes. Photo: Greg Hamill/Rockford IceHogs

Before the fireworks comes the fire. The opening show gets underway at Allstate Arena ahead of Saturday’s Illinois Lottery Cup game between the Chicago Wolves and the Rockford IceHogs. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

The Chicago Wolves honor Compass Heating and Air’s Hometown Hero, Scott Williams, prior to Saturday’s game against the Rockford IceHogs at Allstate Area. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves forward Zach O’Brien keeps his eye on the prize as he keeps the puck away from Ryan Hartman during Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win against Rockford at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

All-Star shot. All-Star form. Chicago Wolves captain and 2016 AHL All-Star Pat Cannone fires the puck past a pair of IceHogs en route to Saturday’s thrilling win over Rockford at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

This is what determination looks like. Chicago Wolves winger Jordan Caron establishes solid net-front presence and makes life a little more interesting for goaltender Michael Leighton during Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win against Rockford at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Slicing and dicing. Chicago Wolves forward Danny Kristo finds some space between two Rockford players, firing the puck on net during Saturday’s Illinois Lottery Cup win over the IceHogs on Saturday at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

So close yet so far away. Chicago Wolves winger Ty Rattie and Rockford’s Dennis Robertson attempt to corral a loose puck in the Wolves’ 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

A sea of red. The Chicago Wolves’ top line of Jordan Caron, Pat Cannone and Danny Kristo makes life tough on the Rockford IceHogs during their 3-2 overtime win at Allstate Arena on Saturday. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

It takes a village. Skates and a couple members of the Chicago Wolves Wolf Pack join forces during the T-Shirt toss Saturday night at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

You talking to me? Chicago Wolves forward Zack Torquato and Rockford’s Dennis Robertson exchange pleasantries, we’re sure, as Jacob Doty gets in Michael Leighton’s way during Saturday’s overtime victory at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Just slightly outnumbered. Chicago Wolves goaltender Pheonix Copley gloves the puck with Peter Harrold, Andre Benoit, and Jeremy Welsh there to protect No. 31 during Saturday’s Illinois Lottery Cup matchup at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Clear shot. Chicago Wolves defenseman Jordan Schmaltz eyes an opening and doesn’t pass up his opportunity, shooting the puck on Michael Leighton in Saturday’s Illinois Lottery Cup contest at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

To the left, to the left. Everybody’s eyes look to the left after Chris Butler sends a pass across the ice during Saturday’s overtime victory over Rockford at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Yeah, buddy! Chicago Wolves forwards Yannick Veilleux and Eriah Hayes congratulate Zach O’Brien on his third-period game-tying goal against Rockford on Saturday at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

High kicks. Chicago Wolves defenseman and All-Star Andre Benoit reaches Vinnie Hinostroza’s wrist with his right skate as he follows through on his shot during Saturday’s win against Rockford at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Raise your arms for a Wolves win! Chicago Wolves forward Ivan Barbahsev rushes over to Andre Benoit who scored in overtime to lift Chicago to a 3-2 win over the divisional rival IceHogs on Saturday at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

A happy Chicago Wolves bench is the best Chicago Wolves bench. The Wolves faithful join in on the fun and celebrate Andre Benoit’s overtime game-winner against Rockford on Saturday at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Hockey hugs for all. The celebration grows as the Wolves pile out onto the ice to give Andre Benoit some love following his game-winner against Rockford on Saturday at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Copping a feel on Copley. Chicago Wolves defenseman Richard Nedomlel gives goaltender Pheonix Copley a love tap on the helmet following the 3-2 win against the IceHogs on Saturday at Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Let the All-Star fun begin. Chicago Wolves All-Stars Andre Benoit and Pat Cannone catch up with Derek Grant of the Stockton Heat ahead of the AHL Skills Competition on Sunday night. Photo courtsey of The AHL

Chicago Wolves center Pat Cannone shows off his speed and puck control during Sunday’s AHL All-Star Skills Competition in Syracuse, N.Y. Photo courtsey of The AHL

Just call him Precise Pat. Chicago Wolves center Pat Cannone impresses the heck out of everyone at the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, taking home some hardware after winning the Accuracy Shooting event in Syracuse, N.Y. Photo courtsey of The AHL

Always smiling. Chicago Wolves defenseman Andre Benoit can’t help but grin during the AHL All-Star Skills Competition Sunday evening in Syracuse, N.Y. Photo courtsey of The AHL

All eyes on Andre. Chicago Wolves defenseman takes his turn in the shootout event at the AHL All-Star Skills Competition Sunday night in Syracuse, N.Y. AHL All-Star Classic Skills Competition at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, January 31, 2016. Photo courtsey of The AHL

Make some room in the trophy case. Chicago Wolves center Pat Cannone is presented with his award for winning the Accuracy Shooting event at the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic Skills Competition Sunday night in Syracuse, N.Y. AHL All-Star Classic Skills Competition at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, January 31, 2016. Photo courtsey of The AHL

All-Star signatures. Chicago Wolves defenseman Andre Benoit takes some time during the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic Skills Competition to sign some items for fans in Syracuse, N.Y. AHL All-Star Classic Skills Competition at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, January 31, 2016. Photo courtsey of The AHL

Nice guys finish first. Chicago Wolves Pat Cannone also spends part of his time at the 2016 AHL All-Star Skills Competition making some fans happy, signing some autographs for them. AHL All-Star Classic Skills Competition at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, January 31, 2016. Photo courtsey of The AHL

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