After dropping their first game of the week 3-0 to Texas at Allstate Arena, the Chicago Wolves embarked on this season’s lone trip to Oklahoma City. There the Wolves pulled off a weekend sweep of the Barons, pushing their winning streak over OKC to four games and earning the team a crucial four points to remain in the hunt for the playoffs. This week could prove to be a make-or-break moment for the team as they play a home-and-home with Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday and host Iowa on Sunday. Since their 3-2 overtime loss at Allstate Arena on Feb. 11, the seventh-ranked Admirals have gone 4-11-2, leaving their playoff position vulnerable with Adirondack (70 points/63 games played), Hamilton (70/65), Chicago (69/63), Toronto (69/63), and Lake Erie (66/63) lurking in the No. 8-12 spots.
Chicago looks to rebound tonight as it hosts Texas for the first time this year. The Wolves were swept at the Cedar Park Center in January and have dropped six straight games to the Stars, four of which have come by a one-goal margin and the other pair by three goals each.
The Chicago Wolves are down to the stretch run with just 16 contests left following a three-game slate last week. The Wolves started strong with an overtime win over Utica on Wednesday before dropping tilts to the Comets and Rockford on Saturday and Sunday. Chicago closes out a four-game homestand Thursday against Texas before hitting the road for a two-game weekend series in Oklahoma City. The Wolves sit in the 10th spot in the Western Conference with 65 points in 60 games, above Toronto (65/61) but trailing Texas (70/60), Hamilton (69/63), and Adirondack (67/60).