Starting with the Wolves game at Grand Rapids on Friday, the team will play eight of nine contests against the Midwest Division; Chicago has posted a 12-7-0-2 mark against division foes this season after notching just 13 wins against the Midwest Division last year (13-22-4-3).
Chicago has won eight of its last 10 tilts (8-1-1-0) and has dropped one regulation contest since Dec. 15; the Wolves have registered a 10-4-1-0 mark and .700 winning percentage since the start of December to move into second place in the Midwest Division with 43 points through 36 games (20-13-1-2).
The Wolves have rattled off a 9-4-1-0 mark and .679 winning percentage since the start of December to move into second place in the Midwest Division with 41 points through 35 games (19-13-1-2); Chicago has won seven of its last nine tilts and has dropped one regulation contest since Dec. 15.
The Wolves have won five of their last six tilts and have not dropped a regulation contest since Dec. 14; Chicago, which finished the month of December with a 7-3-1-0 mark, enter the new year with a 17-12-1-2 record and a .578 winning percentage.
The Wolves open a three-game homestand on Wednesday against Hamilton before back-to-back division games against Grand Rapids (Saturday) and Milwaukee (Sunday); Chicago has posted just a 4-7-0-0 mark at home this year while playing the second-fewest home games in the AHL (11).
The Wolves will play three games in four days beginning Wednesday, all three of which will be played on the road; seven of Chicago’s 11 victories this season have come on enemy ice and its .667 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the Western Conference (7-3-0-2).
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.
The Wolves current five-game win streak marks the first time they have won five in a row since Jan. 6-13, 2012, a span of 131 AHL outings; the last time Chicago has won six consecutive tilts was part of an eight-game winning streak from Feb. 9-21, 2010.