Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Allstate Arena
The Chicago Wolves certainly kicked off the 2015-16 season on the right skate — see what we did there — starting off the young campaign with a dominating 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals in an Amtrak Rivalry contest.
Now, they’ll take on another squad who began the season with a W, as the Texas Stars make the first of their two visits to Chicago tonight. The Stars have swept the season series the past two years, extending their series win streak against Chicago to eight games.
The Wolves will look to put an end to a five-game losing streak against the Stars at Allstate Arena. It’s been a while since Chicago has celebrated a home-ice victory against Texas with the team’s last win against the Stars at Allstate dating back to Jan. 16, 2013 when they topped them 4-1.
By The Numbers
392: Head coach JOHN ANDERSON is in his 14th season with the Wolves and his 10th when the team has been part of the AHL. He owns 392 regular-season wins against AHL foes, which ranks fifth in league history.
4: The Wolves struck for four power play tallies in their season-opening win against Milwaukee — the team’s most since Nov. 27, 2010 when Chicago notched 5 against Grand Rapids.
6: Goaltender JORDAN BINNINGTON has started six straight games dating back to last year’s Western Conference quarterfinals series against Utica.
Follow The Action
Tonight’s game begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen on ABC 7 Chicago’s D2 Channel 7.2, as well as Xfinity (Ch. 217), WOW! (Ch. 219), RCN (Ch. 618), Charter (Ch. 608 and 196) and Mediacom (Ch. 723 and 102). The game can also be streamed on www.ahllive.com.