Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 26 Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
26 November 2013

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 26

THIS WEEK:

Wed., Nov. 27*
vs. Iowa Wild
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 29*
vs. Rockford IceHogs$
Allstate Arena
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 30*
at Rockford IceHogs$
MetroCentre
7 p.m.

*U-Too
$Illinois Lottery Cup

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON THE U-TOO OR WCIU
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FINISH STRONG

The Wolves enter the final week of November having lost two games (0-1-0-1) after a five-game win streak; the club, which has posted a 7-2-0-1 mark in November, closes the month with two home games against Iowa on Nov. 27 and Rockford on Nov. 29 before ending the month in Rockford on Nov. 30.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Dmitrij Jaskin: Dished out an assist in two games last week and has now collected 5 points (2G, 3A) in his last five outings ... Has taken 28 shots in his last five games, which has accounted for 20.6 percent of the Wolves shots (28 of 136) ... Shares fifth on Chicago with 7 points in 10 games this season ... Missed eight games due to injury from Oct. 13 to Nov. 6 ... Shared fourth in the QMJHL with 46 markers and ranked fifth in the league with 99 points in 51 games with the Moncton Wildcats last year; he also ranked 15th in the QMJHL with 53 assists and shared 12th with 13 power-play goals ... Skated in two NHL games with St. Louis last year at the conclusion of his junior season

--- Pat Cannone: Bagged his third goal of the season on Friday and has lit the lamp twice in his last four contests ... Collected 3 goals, 5 points, and a +2 plus/minus rating in 17 games this season ... Paces the Wolves with a 52 percent faceoff win percentage this year (79 of 152) ... Tallied 25 points (10G, 15A) and 41 penalty minutes in 74 AHL games with the Binghamton Senators last season ... Tied for second on the team and seventh in the AHL with a career-high +21 plus/minus rating last year

--- Shane Harper: Tallied Chicago’s only goal in its 2-1 loss to Grand Rapids on Saturday ... Shares third on the Wolves with 4 goals and second with 9 points in 14 games this season ... Paces Chicago with a +8 plus/minus rating and has accrued a plus or even rating in 12 of his 14 games ... Bagged 5 goals, 5 assists, and 10 points in 48 AHL matchups with the Adirondack Phantoms during the 2012-13 campaign

--- Jake Allen: Saw his four-game winning streak snapped in a 3-2 shootout loss Friday at Milwaukee ... Registered an 8-3-2 mark, 2.21 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in 13 games this season ... His goals-against average ranks seventh in the AHL while his save percentage shares fourth ... Recorded a 9-4-0 mark, 2.46 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and one shutout in 15 NHL games with St. Louis last year en route to being named to the 2013 NHL All-Rookie Team ... Appeared in 35 AHL contests with the Peoria Rivermen last season, earning a 13-19-2 record, 2.89 goals-against average, and .904 save percentage

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves play four of their next five games at the Allstate Arena with their lone road tilt during that stretch at Rockford; the club has posted just a 2-5-0-0 mark at home this season while playing only seven of its first 18 tilts in Rosemont, which is the fewest in the AHL.

--- Chicago has earned 10 out of a possible 18 points (nine games) against Midwest Division foes so far this season; the Wolves collected just 31 of 84 points (42 games) against divisional opponents last season.

--- Twenty different skaters have lit the lamp in Chicago’s 18 games this season, which includes right wing Cody Beach’s first goal of the season - and third career AHL marker - on Friday.

--- The Wolves have been perfect on the penalty kill nine times this season, four of them coming on home ice; Chicago has accrued an 87.1 percent efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (74 of 85), which ranks fourth in the AHL.

--- Chicago has not scored a five-on-three goal since April 7, 2012 and is zero for 24 on five-on-three chances since that goal; the Wolves, who came up empty in 46 seconds of five-on-three time Friday, have cashed in on nine of their 87 man-advantage chances this season (10.3 percent).

YES WE CAN

--- The Wolves will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items to benefit the Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry at their final two November home games on Nov. 27 and Nov. 29. For each canned good or non-perishable food item donated, fans will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win a $50 merchandise credit to chicagowolvesstore.com.

WOLVES REWIND (0-1-0-1)

Saturday, Nov. 23
Grand Rapids 2, (at) Chicago 1
--- The Wolves surrendered the game-winning power-play goal to Grand Rapids with 49 seconds remaining in regulation as the Griffins skated away with a 2-1 victory at the Allstate Arena
--- Right wing Shane Harper tallied the lone goal for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie stopped 22 of 24 shots

Friday, Nov. 22
(at) Milwaukee 3, Chicago 2 (SO)
--- The Wolves saw their five-game winning streak snapped, but earned a point in a 3-2 Amtrak Rivalry shootout loss to Milwaukee at the Bradley Center
--- Forwards Cody Beach and Pat Cannone scored in regulation for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen kicked out 29 of 31 shots in regulation and overtime and four of six shootout attempts