26 April 2010

Weekly Press Notes For April 26


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Tonight's contest at the Allstate Arena marks the Wolves' fifth all-time Game 7 and first since a 4-1 win over the Rockford IceHogs in the seventh game of the 2008 West Division Final; Chicago has notched a 3-1 mark in its four previous Game 7 playoff matchups.


--- Tim Stapleton: Posted four points (G, 3A) in the last two games, which includes a playoff career-high three assists in Game 6 ... Shares the team lead with six points (2G, 4A) in six games this postseason ... His two goals share third on the Wolves ... Skated in 16 career Calder Cup playoff outings, recording eight points (4G, 4A) ... Ranked second on the Wolves and shared 10th in the AHL with a career-high 30 goals and held second on Chicago with 59 points in 73 contests during the regular season

--- Joey Crabb: Paces the Wolves and shares fourth in the AHL with four goals and shares third on the team with five points in six playoff games ... Posted 10 points (5G, 5A) in 36 career Calder Cup playoff matchups ... Set career-highs in every offensive category while ranking third on the team with 24 goals and sharing third with 29 assists and fourth with 53 points in 79 games during the regular season

--- Johnny Pohl: Bagged a pair of goals and added an assist in Game 6 after being held scoreless in his previous three outings ... Ranks second on the Wolves with three goals and shares third on the team with five points in six postseason matchups ... Registered 13 points (4G, 9A) in 17 career Calder Cup playoff contests ... Ranked second on the team with 33 assists and shared fourth with 20 goals and 53 points in 66 regular-season games this year

--- Matt Anderson: Paces the Wolves and shares seventh in the AHL with six assists during the postseason ... Shares first on the team with six points ... Notched 10 points (2G, 8A) in 30 career Calder Cup playoff matchups ... Shared third on the team with a career-high 29 assists, sixth with a career-most 16 goals and ranked seventh with a career-best 45 points in 63 regular-season games


--- Including its four Game 7 tilts, the Wolves have skated in seven winner-take-all postseason matchups, accruing a 6-1 record, which includes a 4-0 mark at the Allstate Arena.

--- A win tonight would mark the 12th time in 14 playoff appearances that the Wolves advanced past the first round.

--- Four of the six games in the West Division Semifinal have been decided by one goal, which includes each of the last three tilts; Chicago has posted a 2-2 mark in one-goal games this postseason; 36 of the Wolves 80 regular-season matchups were decided by a single tally (19-10-1-6).

--- Chicago is averaging 4.33 goals-per-game at home during the playoffs; thirteen of the Wolves 18 goals this postseason have been scored at the Allstate Arena.

--- Wolves captain Jason Krog tallied a power-play goal and an assist in Game 6 after being held scoreless in his previous three contests; the 34-year-old forward has notched four points (2G, 2A) in six contests this postseason and has collected 72 assists and 111 points in 93 career Calder Cup playoff contests, which leads the Wolves.

--- Defenseman Chris Chelios, the NHL's all-time leader with 266 career Stanley Cup playoff games, has posted a +1 plus/minus rating and six penalty minutes in six Calder Cup playoff outings.


--- Eight of Chicago's 18 goals during the West Division Semifinal against Milwaukee have been recorded on the power play, which includes two of the team's four markers in Game 6; Chicago ranks second in the AHL with a 32.0 rating on the power-play during the playoffs so far (eight for 25).


Fri., April 23
(at) Milwaukee 5, Chicago 4 (OT)
--- The Chicago Wolves rallied from a 4-1 deficit to send the game to overtime before falling to the Milwaukee Admirals, 5-4, in Game 6 of the West Division Semifinal at the Bradley Center
--- Forwards Johnny Pohl (2G), Joey Crabb and Jason Krog tickled the twine for Chicago
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre made 11 saves in 50:13 of relief duty in taking the eventual loss, while Peter Mannino stopped four of six shots in the first 14:09 of the contest

Wed., April 21
Milwaukee 5, (at) Chicago 4
--- Chicago watched a 4-1 lead slip away with four unanswered goals by the Milwaukee Admirals on the way to suffering a 5-4 loss in Game 5 at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Joey Crabb, Tim Stapleton, Kevin Doell and Anthony Stewart scored for the Wolves
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino posted 27 saves on 32 shots

Mon., April 19
Chicago 1, (at) Milwaukee 0
--- Chicago Wolves right wing Spencer Machacek scored midway through the second period and the team held on for a 1-0 victory in Game 4 at the Bradley Center
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped all 29 shots he faced