Saturday, Jan. 16, 7:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
The Wolves snapped a three-game losing streak on Friday night as they earned a 3-0 victory over the Iowa Wild at Allstate Arena. Captain PAT CANNONE broke a scoreless tie 8:44 into the third period, then described the team’s mindset after the game.
“We’ve had a tough stretch and we just want to hit the reset button as a team and make sure we’re putting in good efforts every night from here on out,” CANNONE said. “I think we’re getting a lot of chances. I think it’s just a matter of bearing down. We haven’t had a lot of puck luck, but we need to make sure we’re sticking with the process and doing the right things.”
As the Wolves focus on one game at a time, they find themselves matched against the team directly ahead in the Central Division standings. Lake Erie rode to Rosemont overnight after suffering a 1-0 overtime loss at Grand Rapids that ended in a highly unusual manner.
Technically, the Griffins’ game-winning goal came at 2:08 of extra time, but the teams played all 65 minutes because it wasn’t ruled a goal at the time and the next stoppage didn’t occur until the five-minute extra session ended. Then came a lengthy officials’ review before the OT goal was declared.
By The Numbers
+23: The Wolves have outscored their opponents 63-40 in 19 games at Allstate Arena.
-19: The Wolves have been outscored by their opponents 60-41 in 17 games away from Allstate Arena.
17: Friday night’s win marked the 17th consecutive Wolves game where the team that scored first earned the win. Moreover, there hasn’t been a lead change in any of those games. The last Chicago game where both teams held the lead occurred on Dec. 4 at Grand Rapids.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 7:00 p.m and can be seen on WCIU The U Too. Tonight’s contest can also be streamed on www.ahllive.com.