Tale of the Tape: Game 5 of Western Conference Quarterfinals| EMAIL | PRINT
The Wolves had a chance to clinch their best-of-five series on Friday, but Rochester scored twice in the opening two minutes to set the game’s tone and force today’s decisive Game 5.
No. 7 Rochester Americans (2-2) at No. 2 Chicago Wolves (2-2)
3 p.m. Sunday
TV: U-Too 26.2, XFinity 248 and 360, RCN 35, WOW 170
|3.00||Goals per game||3.25|
|31.8||Shots per game||27.5|
|5 of 22||Power plays||6 of 23|
|53:21||Regulation time with lead||121:24|
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Top-seeded Texas, third-seeded Toronto and fourth-seeded Grand Rapids already have won their Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Wolves had a chance to clinch their best-of-five series on Friday, but Rochester scored twice in the opening two minutes to set the game’s tone and force today’s decisive Game 5. If the Wolves win today, then they face Toronto in the Western Conference Semifinals. If Rochester wins today, then it plays Texas in the next round.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
- When the Wolves won Game 3, they converted 3 of 8 power plays and killed all four of Rochester’s power plays. When the Americans won Game 4, they converted 3 of 8 power plays and killed all four of Chicago’s power plays.
- The Wolves own a 7-3 record during their 20-year history when faced with a decisive playoff game. They are 1-0 in decisive Game 3s, 2-1 in decisive Game 5s and 4-2 in decisive Game 7s. Chicago has posted a 5-2 record in winner-take-all games at Allstate Arena.
- When Rochester scored 7 goals in Game 4, it represented the most goals the Wolves have allowed in a game during the 2013-14 season and the most goals they’ve allowed in a postseason game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Wolves forward Nathan Longpre
Americans right wing Joel Armia