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Tale of the Tape: Oct. 17


Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Allstate Arena

The Chicago Wolves will look to rebound from a lopsided 7-3 loss to the Texas Stars Friday night when they host the Charlotte Checkers in their second game in two days. After kicking off the season with a win over the Milwaukee Admirals, the Wolves lost some of that early-season momentum against a team that has consistently given them trouble in the past.

The Stars extended their winning streak against the Wolves to nine games. Texas’ 7 goals marked the most the Wolves have allowed in a regular-season game since JOHN ANDERSON returned as head coach in July 2013.

While the Stars were busy scoring 7 goals against the Wolves, the Checkers were busy putting up 7 goals at Milwaukee in a 7-2 win. Charlotte is the only club in the eight-team Midwest Division with a winning record. The Checkers lead the Western Conference with 6 points while the rest of the division has a total of 8 points. (3-12-0-1).


By The Numbers

16: Of the 25 players on the Wolves roster, 16 never had played for Chicago prior to this season. Four of the 16 first-year Wolves have yet to suit up for a game: Forwards EVAN TRUPP, ZACH POCHIRO, ERIAH HAYES and defenseman SCOOTER VAUGHAN.

0:09: When Texas scored two goals in a nine-second stretch Friday, it meant the Stars have scored the fastest pair of goals against the Wolves in three of the last four seasons. The team record against the Wolves is 0:07 between goals.

101: Wolves captain PAT CANNONE handed out 2 assists in Friday’s loss vs. Texas, which marked the 100th and 101st assists of his AHL career (counting regular-season and postseason).


Follow The Action

Tonight’s game begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too. (channel listings can be found here) The game can also be streamed on www.ahllive.com.

Those away from a TV or computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves or @ChiWolvesLive on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play.


Charlotte

Team Record: 3-0-0-0
Last Game: 7-2 W vs Milwaukee (Oct. 16)
2015-16 Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 4-1 Home Loss (Feb. 7)

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Team Record: 1-1-0-0
Last Game: 7-3 L vs Texas (Oct. 16)
2015-16 Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 4-1 Road Win (Feb. 7)

Player Spotlight

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#12 Pat Cannone – Center

Just call him Captain Cannone. The Chicago Wolves center joined an elite group at the season’s outset when he was named the team’s 11th captain. He became part of a club that includes such luminaries as STEVE MALTAIS, DARREN HAYDAR, JASON KROG, and NOLAN BAUMGARTNER.

Cannone has been quietly leading on the ice so far in the 2015-16 campaign, and he has BRETT REGNER to thank for that style of leadership. Cannon envisions himself falling in the footsteps of the 2014-15 captain, who led more by example and consensus as opposed as being boisterous and loud.

The 29-year-old has recorded 1 goal, 2 assists and a team-high +2 plus/minus rating through three games this season.

Player Spotlight

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#22 Drew MacIntyre – Goaltender

Welcome back, Drew. Checkers goaltender DREW MACINTYRE played for the Wolves in 2009-11 and delivered a 32-22-3 record, 2.66 goals-against average and .913. save percentage in 61 games.

After allowing only 1 goal in the Checkers’ season opener at Iowa, MacIntyre had a rough showing in net the following game against the Wild. The goalie was chased three minutes into the third period after allowing the fourth Iowa goal, but Charlotte managed a ferocious comeback in the final minutes to earn the win.

McIntyre returned to form Friday night in Milwaukee, however, stopping 22 shots and helping the Checkers start the season 3-0-0-0 for the first time ever.

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