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Wolves clip Griffins 3-1

November 5, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Chicago Wolves earned a Midwest Division win and moved to 11-2-0-0 in morning games as they scored three unanswered goals to top the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-1 in a Wednesday matinee at Van Andel Arena. 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Chicago Wolves earned a Midwest Division win and moved to 11-2-0-0 in morning games as they scored three unanswered goals to top the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-1 in a Wednesday matinee at Van Andel Arena.

Forwards Terry BroadhurstPhilip McRae, and Ty Rattie tallied for the Wolves (6-2-2-0), while goaltender Jordan Binnington earned his second win in a row while holding the Griffins scoreless in the final 52 minutes, 16 seconds of action. 

Grand Rapids (3-4-1-0) opened scoring 7:44 into the game on their first power-play opportunity. Forward Andy Miele scored his fourth of the season, and third against the Wolves in 2014-15, when he fired a wrist shot past Binnington to put the Griffins up 1-0. 

Broadhurst evened the score late in the period for Chicago, taking advantage of a whiffed shot from the blue line by Xavier Ouellet to take off on a 2-on-1 the other way. UsingShane Harper as a decoy, Broadhurst moved in on goaltender Tom McCollum and beat him glove-side at 15:56. 

The Wolves took their first lead of the game in the second period with a goal from McRae at 15:31. Skating 4-on-4, the forward found his own rebound in the crease and finished it into a gaping net to go up 2-1. 

The visitors sealed the win at 18:36 of the final frame when Rattie iced the victory with an empty-net goal. The play was engineered by defenseman Brent Regner on the backend, who set the winger up for the outlet. 

Binnington (2-1-1) turned away 26 of 27 shots while Griffins netminder Tom McCollum (2-2-1) posted 20 saves. 

The Wolves travel to Iowa for a weekend series with the Wild on 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Chicago returns from its nine-game road trip on Nov. 22 to host Iowa at 7 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com. 

WOLVES 3, GRIFFINS 1 

Chicago 1 1 1 — 3 

Grand Rapids 1 0 0 — 1 

First Period—1, Grand Rapids, Miele 4 (Porter, Paetsch), 7:44 pp; 2, Chicago, Broadhurst 2 (unassisted), 15:56. Penalties—Beach, Chicago (hooking), 6:45; Evans, Grand Rapids (crosschecking), 8:05. 

Second Period—3, Chicago, McRae 4 (Shields), 15:31. Penalties—Brodeur, Chicago (delay of game), 9:41; Backman, Grand Rapids (interference), 14:33; Butler, Chicago (crosschecking), 15:21. 

Third Period—4, Chicago, Rattie 5 (McRae), 18:36 en. Penalties—Lindbohm, Chicago (roughing), 6:09. 

Shots on goal—Chicago: 8-11-4—23; Grand Rapids: 8-8-11—27. Power plays— Chicago 0-2; Grand Rapids 1-4. Goalies—Chicago, Binnington (26-27); Grand Rapids, Mrazek (20-22). A—5,278. Referee—Kendrick Nicholson and Fred Leblanc. Linesmen—Ryan Daisy and Shaun Morgan.