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Tale of the Tape: Nov. 1

Sunday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. Allstate Arena

The Chicago Wolves are firing on all cylinders. Though the Wolves have spent the last two weeks sitting atop the American Hockey League lists for goals average, the team hasn’t forgotten it was billed in the preseason as a defensive-oriented squad.

During Chicago’s 3-1 win over the Moose on Friday at Allstate Arena, the Wolves extended their shutout streak to 120 minutes and 34 seconds before surrendering a goal 1:28 into the third period.

Goaltender JORDAN BINNINGTON started the streak during the third period on Oct. 23 at Rockford, the Pheonix Copley notched a shutout last Sunday against Charlotte. BINNINGTON kept the streak rolling Friday as the team’s collective defensive effort limited the Moose to just 18 shots.

Meanwhile, the Wolves didn’t slack off at the offensive end of the rink. Forward YANNICK VEILLEUX registered his first game-winning goal of the season and third in a Wolves sweater while center PAT CANNONE scored late to extend his point streak to six games.

By The Numbers

23.5: In a hockey world that increasingly prizes teams that produce a positive shots differential, the Wolves are allowing just 23.5 shots per game while averaging 31.5 shots per game.  

15: The Wolves’ penalty-kill units have snuffed out their opponents’ last 15 power-play opportunities. Chicago hasn’t allowed a PPG since Charlotte’s Trevor Carrick tallied at 15:08 of the first period on Oct. 17. That’s a run of 169 minutes and 51 seconds.

6: When he scored an empty-net goal with 1:19 to play Friday night, Wolves captain PAT CANNONE equaled his longest professional point streak.

24: EVAN TRUPP made his Wolves debut Friday to become the 24th player to appear in a Chicago uniform this season.

Follow The Action

Today’s game begins at 4 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.