Sunday, Nov. 8, 4:00 p.m. AT&T Center
The first meeting between the Chicago Wolves and San Antonio Rampage lived up to its billing as the teams traded blows for more than 60 minutes before the Central Division- leading Wolves came away with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Pacific Division-pacing Rampage Friday night at AT&T Center.
In addition to running their winning streak to four games, the Wolves maintained their lead in the Central Division and ensured they’re off to one of their top three starts in franchise history. Only the 2007-08 squad (7-0-1-0) and the 1997-98 team (6-1-1) earned at least as many points during their first eight games as this year’s bunch. Of course, the 1998 and 2008 Wolves — also coached by JOHN ANDERSON — went on to capture league championships.
The Wolves won Friday night despite trailing 3-2 after two periods. Last season, the Wolves didn’t earn their first win when trailing after two periods until April 10, 2015, when they rallied to win 4-1 at Milwaukee.
By The Numbers
8: When captain PAT CANNONE set up DANNY KRISTO’s game-winning goal in overtime Friday night, he extended his career-high point streak to 8 games.
20: The Wolves’ streak of 20 straight penalty kills ended with San Antonio’s first power-play opportunity Friday night. Chicago went more than four full games — 246 minutes, 11 seconds to be exact — between Charlotte’s PPG on Oct. 17 and the Rampage’s PPG at 16:20 of the first period Friday.
40: The Wolves surrendered 40 shots on Friday, which was 10 more than their previous season-worst total. On the plus side, JORDAN BINNINGTON easily set a season high with 37 saves.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 4:00 p.m. and can be streamed on www.ahllive.com.
Those away from a computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves or @ChiWolvesLive on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play.