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Tale of the Tape: Oct. 30

Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Allstate Arena

Home is where the Chicago Wolves wins are. The Wolves have taken advantage of a heavy home schedule during the first month of the 2015-16 season, claiming six out of a possible eight points at Allstate Arena while outscoring opponents 20-13 for a +7 goal margin.

The Wolves will attempt to secure four more points on home ice against Manitoba this weekend before heading off on a five-game road trip that begins Nov. 6. As a result of the team’s strong start, Chicago stands tied atop the Central Division standings with 7 points and a .700 winning percentage.

The Wolves are getting the job done at both ends of the ice. JOHN ANDERSON’s squad leads the AHL in scoring, averaging 4.60 goals per game, while defensively the team is holding opponents to under 25 shots a good, which is good for fourth best in the league.

By The Numbers

5: The number of Wolves players in 22 seasons who have worn CODY BEACH’s No. 20 jersey number. 

19: The age of center IVAN BARBASHEV, the youngest player on the Wolves roster. The Moscow, Russia, native turns 20 on Dec. 14.

24.6: The Wolves are allowing just 24.6 shots per game, which ranks fourth in the AHL.

1,699: The number of days since the Moose last played the Wolves.

Follow The Action

Today’s game begins at 3 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.