The Chicago Wolves earned an overtime win Wednesday against the Utica Comets and will face the same team tonight to close out the season series. The Wolves are 2-0-0-0 against the Comets all-time in Rosemont and have outscored them 6-3 in those two tilts. But Chicago has not strung together more than two wins in a row at home this year, a streak currently matched thanks to wins Wednesday (UTI) and March 1 (MIL).
The Utica Comets shoot into Rosemont for the first time this season and just the second time since joining the league in 2013-14 for tilts on Wednesday and Saturday. The roster features six former Wolves: Alex Friesen, Nicklas Jensen, Darren Archibald, Alexandre Grenier, John Negrin, and Peter Andersson.
The Chicago Wolves head to Cleveland this weekend for a pair against Midwest Division foe Lake Erie. The Wolves will try to keep up the momentum from a 4-1 win over Milwaukee on Sunday while the Monsters look to reverse their current fortunes (0-4-1-0 in last five) and rebound from their 3-0 loss to the Admirals on Wednesday.
After wrapping up the season series with San Antonio last week, the Chicago Wolves will complete another tonight as they close out their eight-game slate against Grand Rapids. The Wolves have earned nine of a possible 14 points thus far while the Griffins have captured seven.
Chicago enters today’s game against Grand Rapids with the same number of points (58) as the Griffins, but the visitors hold one game in hand and own the league’s biggest offensive force in Teemu Pulkkinen. He leads the AHL with 29 goals in 43 games, which is 7 goals more than the No. 2 guy (Albany’s Paul Thompson) and 8 more than the Wolves’ Shane Harper.