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Tale of the Tape: Nov. 22

Sunday, Nov. 22, 4 p.m. Allstate Arena

On the night of Thursday, Nov. 12, the Wolves earned a 5-3 victory at Manitoba that ran the team’s winning streak to six games. It also gave John Anderson his 750th win as a head coach and his 599th with the Wolves. Chicago also owned the best record in the Central Division and the Western Conference.

Since the calendar flipped to Friday, Nov. 13, the Wolves have gone 0-2-1 to encounter their first losing streak of the year and they’re still seeking Anderson’s 600th win with the franchise.

The latest loss came Saturday on Salute to Military Families Night, presented by Kia and Magellan, at Allstate Arena. Despite holding Grand Rapids to 16 shots — one shy of the franchise record — the Wolves suffered a 2-1 defeat.

Iowa comes to town to wrap up its second three-in-three weekend of the season. The Wild dropped 3-2 decisions to Lake Erie on Friday night and Saturday afternoon to extend their losing streak to nine games. The Wolves start their first three-in-three weekend on Friday.

By The Numbers

23: Number of days since the Wolves started the morning without leading the AHL’s Central Division. Chicago took control with a win over Manitoba on Oct. 30, but Saturday’s loss (coupled with wins by Lake Erie and Milwaukee) dropped the team into third. 

+10: The Wolves still have the best goal differential in the Central Division at plus-10 (47-37). It’s tied for the third-best differential in the Western Conference.

1: Saturday’s 2-1 loss marked the first time this season the Wolves failed to score at least 2 goals.

24: Center SPENCER ASUCHAK celebrates his 24th birthday today.

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.