TALE OF THE TAPE: MARCH 20
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Sunday, March 20, 3:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
Chicago welcomes Amtrak Rival Milwaukee to Allstate Arena for the final time this season as both teams complete three-in-three weekends.
Coming off a Friday-Saturday sweep of Rockford, the Wolves have won back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 30-Feb. 5 and are searching for their first 6-point weekend since March 27-29, 2015.
JOHN ANDERSON’s club has been outshot this weekend by a 70-47 margin, but has outscored its opposition 8-4 in the process.
Milwaukee, meanwhile, responded with a 6-2 win against Charlotte on Saturday night after dropping a 2-1 shootout loss to the Checkers on Friday at the Bradley Center. The Admirals remain just two points out of first in the Central Division despite a 13-game win streak from division leader Grand Rapids.
Chicago, which is battling Milwaukee for the sixth time in 24 days, captured the last meeting between the teams on March 12, a 4-2 decision at Allstate Arena.
By The Numbers
0: Number of home Sunday dates remaining after today’s game. The Wolves are 5-3-0-0 on Sundays at Allstate Arena.
3: The Wolves are wearing their commemorative green St. Patrick’s Day sweaters for the third and final time today.
19: With a win this afternoon, the Wolves can match their home win total of a season ago (19). The Burgundy and Gold are 18-11-1-1 (.613) at home this year after compiling a 19-15-3-1 (.553) mark last season at Allstate Arena.
.944: The Wolves sport a .944 winning percentage (17-1-0-0) when scoring 4-or-more goals this season.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 3:00 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U and 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: 28-28-5-3
Last Game: 4-3 SO W at Rockford (March 19)
2015-16 Season Series: 3-5-1-1
Last Meeting: 4-2 Home Win (March 12)
Team Record: 39-21-3-1
Last Game: 6-2 W vs Charlotte (March 19)
2015-16 Season Series: 7-3-0-0
Last Meeting: 4-2 Road Loss (March 19)
Right Wing DANNY KRISTO has pretty much locked up a starting gig on the Wolves’ 3-on-3 overtime unit. Last night he scored 42 seconds into the extra frame at Rockford for his fourth overtime winner of the season (all on the road).
A run-down of KRISTO’s overtime heroics this season:
Date Opponent Time Score Description
Mar. 19 @ Rockford 0:42 4-3 wrister from inside left circle
Feb. 13 @ Manitoba 3:13 3-2 wrister from the slot
Nov. 8 @ San Antonio 0:53 4-3 wrister from the slot
Nov. 6 @ San Antonio 3:26 4-3 wrister from right faceoff dot
You can bet the Wolves travel party doesn’t leave home without checking to see that KRISTO is on the bus. The third-year pro has recorded 31 of his 42 points (73.8%) on the road. In addition, 16 of his 21 goals (76.2%) have occurred away from home. KRISTO is averaging nearly a point per game (31 points in 32 contests) as the team’s leading road scorer.
The Admirals complete their second three-in-three over the past two weekends as they head to Chicago tonight to renew the Amtrak Rivalry. After earning three of four points in the past two games against Charlotte, including a 6-2 win last night, the Admirals are now in second place in the Central with 82 points and a .641 points percentage.
Admirals forward Matt White tallied a pair of goals and added an assist last night in the team’s win over Charlotte. It was the second three-point night for White with the Ads after he did it in just his second game with the team in a 5-2 win against Texas.
Overall it’s the sixth multi-point game of the year for the Whittier, CA native. White has 21 points (9g-12a) this season for Milwaukee even though he has played in just 42 games.