Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 19 Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
19 November 2012

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 19

THIS WEEK:

Tue., Nov. 20*
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 23^
at Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena
6 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 24+
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*My50
^CN100
+U Too
#Amtrak Rivalry

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO, THE U TOO OR COMCAST NETWORK 100 ON XFINITY TV FROM COMCAST

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HOME COOKIN’

The Wolves will play five of their next seven outings on home ice after playing five of their previous seven tilts on the road; Chicago has suffered just one regulation loss in Rosemont this season (4-1-1-0), which came to Peoria on Saturday.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Steve Pinizzotto: Scored a goal in both of the Wolves games last week and has collected four goals in his last four tilts ... Shares first on Chicago with 4 goals and 9 points in 14 games this season ... His 5 assists are tied for second on the squad ... Missed the entire 2011-12 season due to an injury he suffered in a Vancouver Canucks preseason matchup on Sept. 25, 2011

--- Andrew Gordon: Tallied a point in back-to-back games for the third time this season last week (G, A) ... Shares first on Chicago with 4 goals and fourth with 7 points in 12 games this season ... Recorded 3 assists and 5 points in 37 NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks last season ... Accumulated 5 goals and 6 assists in 29 AHL games with Chicago and the Syracuse Crunch during the 2011-12 campaign

--- Brad Hunt: Dished out his team-leading sixth assist of the season on Saturday ... Accumulated four helpers in his last six contests ... Paces team defensemen and ranks sixth overall on Chicago with six points in 12 games this season ... Made his pro debut in 14 contests and posted 4 helpers and 5 points with the Wolves last season after being signed to an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO) ... Led Bemidji State University with 21 assists and ranked third on the team with 26 points in 38 games during his senior campaign last year before signing with the Wolves

--- Darren Haydar: Earned an assist on both Chicago goals Saturday night to triple his season point total ... Prior to posting 2 assists on Saturday, he had accrued just one assist in his first 10 games of the season ... Shares first among team forwards and second overall on the squad with a +4 plus/minus rating ... Paced the Wolves with 36 assists and ranked second with 57 points in 70 games last season ... Became the 22nd player in AHL history to record 700 career points and became the fourth player in Chicago history to tally 300 career
points and 100 career goals last year

WOLF TRACKS

--- Chicago is currently on a three-game skid (0-2-1-0) for the first time this season; despite not earning a victory since their Nov. 6 game in Charlotte, the Wolves sit in second place in the Midwest Division with 16 points (7-5-2-0).

--- The Wolves have scored 38 goals in 14 games this season, which is tied for the second-fewest in franchise history at the 14-game mark; The 2008-09 and the 2011-12 squad also scored 38 markers through 14 games, while the 2010-11 team bagged 36 tallies in the first 14 tilts of the year.

--- Right wing Guillaume Desbiens became the 22nd member of the Wolves roster to notch a point this season when he scored his first goal of the year on Friday; center Taylor Matson and Patrick Mullen, who are both out with injuries, and rookie Alex Mallet are the only skaters who have played in a game and have yet to register a point for Chicago.

--- The Wolves have surrendered just one power-play goal in their last four games (11 of 12); the team ranks 28th in the AHL with a 76.3 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (45 of 59).

--- Chicago has scored four man-advantage markers in their last seven contests (four of 30) after scoring just one on 31 chances in their first seven matchups; Chicago has converted just five of 61 power-play opportunities in 14 games this season.

SHOOT FOR THE STARS

--- The Wolves have outshot their opponents in four straight games after being outgunned in their previous six tilts; Chicago has outshot the opposition six times through its first 14 games this year and are 3-2-1-0 in those contests.

WOLVES REWIND (0-1-1-0)

Saturday, Nov. 17
Peoria 3, (at) Chicago 2
--- The Wolves dropped their third straight contest, a 3-2 Illinois Lottery Cup decision to the Peoria Rivermen at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Steve Pinizzotto and Andrew Gordon provided the offense for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie stopped 17 of 20 shots

Friday, Nov. 16
(at) Peoria 3, Chicago 2 (OT)
--- The Wolves scored twice in 25 seconds in the third period to force overtime but the Peoria Rivermen skated away with a 3-2 Illinois Lottery cup win at Carver Arena
--- Forwards Steve Pinizzotto and Guillaume Desbiens posted markers for Chicago
--- Goaltender Eddie Lack stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime