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).