23 November 2009

Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 23

Fri., Nov. 27*
vs. Abbotsford Heat
Allstate Arena
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 28*
vs. Manitoba Moose
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100


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The Wolves 3-1 win over Texas on Sunday marked the fourth straight outing in which the team has held opponents to one goal; Chicago ranks 10th in the league with an average of 2.53 goals against per game this season.


--- Tim Stapleton: Potted a goal in each of his last two games, including the game-winning power-play strike on Sunday against Texas ... Paces the Wolves and shares fourth in the league with 10 goals in 19 games this season ... Ranks fourth on Chicago with 13 points and paces the team with two short-handed markers

--- Jason Krog: Dished out three assists in three games this weekend ... Paces the Wolves and shares fifth in the AHL with 15 assists and ranks first on the team and shares 16th in the league with 18 points in 17 games this year ... Collected 10 points (2G, 8A) in his last seven outings, which includes posting seven points (2G, 5A) during a season high four-game point streak from Nov. 6 to Nov. 15

--- Brett Sterling: Tallied two goals and three points in three games this weekend ... Ranks second on the Wolves with eight goals and second with 16 points in 15 games this season ... Ranks third on the team and shares eighth in the league with a +10 plus/minus rating ... Notched nine points (5G, 4A) in the last seven games, which includes potting a goal in five of those seven tilts

--- Drew MacIntyre: Thwarted 56 of 58 shots in two outings this week (1-1-0) ... Kicked out a season-high 42 shots Friday night - the third-highest save total in his AHL career (47, 43) ... Registered a 6-6-0 mark with a 2.36 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 12 games this season ... Has held opponents to two or fewer goals in seven of his 12 appearances

--- Johnny Pohl: Collected two points (G, A) in three games this week - his first two points on home ice this season ... Shares fourth on the Wolves with four markers and fifth on the team with nine points in 13 games this season


--- Chicago is currently on a season-high five-game winning streak on home ice, and has picked up a point in its last six straight tilts at the Allstate Arena (5-0-0-1); the Wolves are outscoring opponents, 30-19, on home ice this season and have posted a 6-2-0-1 mark in nine tilts in Rosemont overall this year

--- After wrapping up a season-high six-game road trip, the team concludes its season-high five-game home stand this week with games against Grand Rapids, Abbotsford and Manitoba.

--- Defenseman Chris Chelios paces Wolves defensemen and shares third on the team with eight assists, and is tied for fifth on the team with nine points in 11 contests; he ranks second on the squad and seventh in the AHL with a +11 plus/minus rating.

--- Chicago was perfect on the penalty kill on Sunday against Texas - the 10th time this season the team has not allowed a man-advantage marker; the Wolves rank sixth in the league with an 88.6 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (70 of 79).

--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped a season-high 40 shots on Saturday against Peoria en route to earning his second win of the season; the 25-year-old netminder has notched a .86 goals-against average and .974 save percentage in three outings this season.

--- The Wolves have scored seven of their nine power-play markers this season on home ice, which includes Tim Stapleton's game-winner on Sunday; Chicago ranks 24th in the league with a 12.0 rating on the power-play (nine of 75).


--- The Wolves will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items to benefit the Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry at home games on Nov. 25, Nov. 27 and Nov. 28. For each canned good or non-perishable food item donated, fans will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift certificate to Cheeseburger in Paradise in Des Plaines.


Sun., Nov. 22
(at) Chicago 3, Texas 1
--- The Wolves took a 2-1 third-period lead with a goal from Tim Stapleton and held on to earn their fifth straight win on home ice, 3-1, over the Texas Stars at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Anthony Stewart and Brett Sterling also dented the net
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre thwarted 14 shots to earn the win

Sat., Nov. 21
(at) Chicago 3, Peoria 1
--- Chicago scored two goals in a span of 2:06 in the third period and held on for a 3-1 win at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Tim Stapleton, Johnny Pohl and Brett Sterling tallied goals
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 40 shots for his second win in his second start

Fri., Nov. 20
(at) Rockford 1, Chicago 0
--- Chicago goaltender Drew MacIntyre made a season-high 42 saves, but it wasn't enough, as the Rockford IceHogs stole a 1-0 win at the Rockford MetroCentre
--- Rockford center Bracken Kearns tallied the game's only goal, 7:31 into the third period