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Wolves blanked by Ortio, Flames

November 18, 2014

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — The Chicago Wolves were shut out for the first time this season as goaltender Joni Ortio and the Adirondack Flames captured the first meeting between the clubs 3-0 Tuesday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

 

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — The Chicago Wolves were shut out for the first time this season as goaltender Joni Ortio and the Adirondack Flames captured the first meeting between the clubs 3-0 Tuesday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Three days after notching seven goals against Rochester, the Wolves (10-4-2-0) saw all 28 of their shots turned away. It was the Flames’ first shutout in franchise history and pushed their winning streak to six games.

Adirondack (9-6-1-0) opened scoring on its first power play of the game. The Flames set up a passing play with the man-advantage to set up center Mathieu Tousignant alone in the crease to bury the puck for a 1-0 lead at 14:15.

The home team extended their lead at 15:18 in the second period, again thanks to special teams. With the Wolves on the power play, center Corban Knight got behind the defense for a shorthanded breakaway and beat Jordan Binnington with a backhand-to-forehand move, flipping it over the netminder’s outstretched leg.

With the Wolves pressuring late in the game, the Flames sealed the win with an empty-net goal by right wing Brodie Reid with 38 seconds remaining.

Binnington kicked out 15 of 17 shots but saw his five-game winning streak snapped while Ortio stopped all 28 shots to improve to 7-3-1.

Chicago’s nine-game road trip concludes at 7 p.m. Friday in Milwaukee. The Wolves return to Allstate Arena on Saturday for Epilepsy Awareness Night, presented by Heidenhain, featuring a free commemorative Wendell Young T-shirt for the first 2,500 fans. To save money on Flex Packs or Howliday season specials, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com

FLAMES 3, WOLVES 0

Chicago 0 0 0 — 0

Adirondack 1 1 1 — 3

First Period—1, Adirondack, Tousignant 3 (Vause, Agostino), 14:15 pp. Penalties—Stevenson, Adirondack (delay of game), 6:01; Hakanpaa, Chicago (interference), 12:33; Potter, Adirondack (tripping), 18:02.

Second Period—2, Adirondack, Knight 5 (unassisted), 15:18 sh. Penalties—Bordson, Chicago (fighting), 0:26; Wolf, Adirondack (fighting), 0:26; Veilleux, Chicago (hooking), 3:16; Hathaway, Adirondack (interference), 14:31; Stevenson, Adirondack (holding), 16:38; Ferriero, Chicago (high-sticking), 17:41.

Third Period—3, Adirondack, Reid 1 (Hathaway), 19:22 en. Penalties—Lindbohm, Chicago (instigating), 4:16; Lindbohm, Chicago (fighting), 4:16; Lindbohm, Chicago (misconduct), 4:16; Sieloff, Adirondack (fighting), 4:16; Sieloff, Adirondack (game misconduct), 4:16.

Shots on goal—Chicago: 8-9-11—28; Adirondack: 3-10-5—18. Power plays— Chicago 0-5; Adirondack 1-3. Goalies—Chicago, Binnington (15-17); Adirondack, Ortio (28-28). A—3,734. Referees—Evgeny Romasko and Ryan Murphy. Linesmen—Mike Emanatian and Frank Murphy.