Saturday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Quicken Loans Arena
It’s rare that any AHL rivalry places so much emphasis on home-ice advantage, but the Chicago Wolves and Lake Erie Monsters have done a great job of winning at home when they meet.
When the Wolves lost 4-3 Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, it marked their sixth consecutive loss in Cleveland. Conversely, the Wolves have won seven of the team’s last eight games at Allstate Arena.
After reeling off a six-game winning streak from Oct. 25 to Nov. 12, JOHN ANDERSON’s squad hasn’t been able to win back-to-back games. Put another way, the Wolves posted an 8-1-1-1 record (.909) in their first 11 games and a 3-7-0-1 record (.318) in their last 11 games.
With Friday’s loss, this marks the first morning of the regular season where the Wolves haven’t ranked among the top four teams in the Central Division standings.
By The Numbers
+5: After getting outshot in each of their previous five games, the Wolves rallied with a 15-7 margin in the third period Friday night and outshot Lake Erie 35-30 for the game.
+6: Though Chicago’s record over the last five games is 2-2-0-1, the Wolves have enjoyed a +6 margin in the third period as they’ve outscored opponent 10-4 in the final stanza. As for the first two periods? The Wolves have been outscored 10-9.
9: Right wing DANNY KRISTO had gone nine games without a goal before tallying with 3:03 left to go Friday night. KRISTO owns 6 goals and 3 assists in 10 road games this season.
99: Defenseman PETER HARROLD has doled out five assists in the last two games to push his AHL career total to 99 assists in 205 regular-season games.
Follow The Action
Tonight’s game begins at 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too or streamed on www.ahllive.com.