24 December 2007

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 24

Fri., Dec. 28
at Milwaukee Admirals (17-10-1-1)
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 29
vs. Quad City Flames (15-13-1-3)
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

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The Wolves have recorded 21 goals in their last three outings, the most in a three-game span in franchise history; Chicago is averaging an AHL-high 3.90 goals per game this season, which includes netting four or more in 18 of its 29 matchups.


--- Jason Krog: Netted eight points (2G, 6A) in two games last week, which includes matching a season-high three assists twice and notching a team season-high five points (2G, 3A) on Wednesday ... Posted points in six straight games (3G, 11A) and in 13 of the last 14 (6G, 19A) ... Leads the AHL with 40 points and is tied for first with 28 assists ... Tied for 14th in franchise history with 120 points (38G, 82A) in just 73 career outings in a Wolves uniform

--- Darren Haydar: Notched six points (2G, 4A) in two games last week after being reassigned by the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday ... Appeared in a career-high 16 NHL games with Atlanta, notching his first career NHL points (G, 7A) ... Named the 2006-07 AHL MVP after leading the league with a career-high 81 assists and 122 points in 73 tilts with Chicago

--- Brett Sterling: Recorded Saturday's overtime-winner, his fourth career extra-frame marker and his league-leading 18th goal of the season ... Registered a point in six straight games (5G, 2A), which includes a goal in each of the last three ... Ranks fourth on the squad with 27 points in 21 games ... Ranks eighth on the Wolves all-time goal scoring list with 73 markers in 98 career regular-season tilts, which includes leading the AHL with 55 goals during his rookie campaign last year

--- Joel Kwiatkowski: Collected five assists and six points in his last three games, which includes a season-high three assists on Wednesday ... Shares fourth among AHL defensemen and fifth on the Wolves with 23 points (7G, 16A) ... Tied for the team lead with a +10 plus/minus rating

--- Steve Martins: Ranks third on Chicago with 29 points in 29 games, which includes netting his 10th goal of the season in Saturday's win ... Holds third on the squad with 19 assists

--- Jesse Schultz: Held scoreless on Saturday, snapping a five-game point streak (G, 5A) ... Ranks second on the Wolves and is tied for 10th in the AHL with 31 points in 29 tilts ... Holds second on the squad and shares 14th in the league with 20 assists

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--- Chicago's 43 points, the most in club history through 29 games, ranks third
in the AHL and trails only the Rockford IceHogs (45) in the Western Conference; Chicago and Rockford, which has played three more games, match up at the Allstate Arena on Thursday at 7 p.m.

--- Saturday's overtime victory improved the Wolves' record in the extra frame to 4-1-2 this season; Chicago's .929 winning percentage after regulation, which includes a two for two mark in shootouts, leads the AHL.

--- The Wolves' 21 wins pace the Western Conference and rank second in AHL.

--- The Wolves have bagged nine power-play goals in the last three games, netting multiple man-advantage markers each tilt; Chicago has netted an AHL-high 45 power-play markers and rank second overall in the league with the man advantage at 23.2 percent (45 of 194).

--- Chicago has recorded 10 goals in the second period over its last three outings; the Wolves are outscoring opponents, 33-20, in the middle frame this season, their largest scoring margin in a single stanza.


Chicago finishes the 2007 calendar year with three games this week, two of which are on home ice. The Wolves have notched a 51-30-3-4 (.619) record in 2007, which includes regular-season and playoff action.


Sat, Dec. 22
Chicago 4, (at) Grand Rapids 3 (OT)
--- Chicago never trailed in the contest before using a Brett Sterling goal with 21 seconds remaining in overtime to earn a 4-3 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena
--- Forwards Jason Krog (3A) and Darren Haydar (2A) each posted multiple points
--- Netminder Ondrej Pavelec notched 27 saves on 30 shots

Wed, Dec. 19
(at) Chicago 7, Peoria 4
--- Seven Wolves tallied multiple points as the squad used four second period goals to down the Peoria Rivermen, 7-4, at the Allstate Arena
--- Linemates Jason Krog (2G, 3A), Darren Haydar (2G, 2A) and Brett Sterling (2G) accounted for six of the seven tallies
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec posted 33 saves