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Tale of the Tape: Jan. 16


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.

Those away from a TV or computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves or @ChiWolvesLive on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play.


LakeErie

Team Record: 19-13-3-3
Last Game: 1-0 OT L at Grand Rapids (Jan. 15)
2015-16 Season Series: 2-1-0-0
Last Meeting: 5-2 Road Loss (Jan. 3)

ChicagoWolves

Team Record: 17-16-1-2
Last Game: 3-0 W vs Iowa (Jan. 15)
2015-16 Season Series: 1-2-0-0
Last Meeting: 5-2 Home Win (Jan. 3)

Player Spotlight

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#27 Daniel Zaar – Right Wing

The Lake Erie Monsters head to Chicago following a tough loss Friday night, dropping a 1-0 overtime contest to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

They’ll look to bounce back in their second game in as many days, and they’ll turn to Daniel Zaar to lead the way. The 21-year-old Sweden native is one of the team leaders in scoring with 7 goals and 10 assists this season.

The winger recorded 11 goals, 30 points and 18 penalty minutes in 80 SHL appearances for Rogle Angelholm and Lulea HF during parts of two seasons from 2012 to 2015

Player Spotlight

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#38 Richard Nedomlel – Defenseman 

As the Wolves search for the formula to return to the top of the Central Division, they aren’t worried about easing new players into the fray.

On Friday, 6-foot-5, 228-pound defenseman RICHARD NEDOMLEL (“NEE-duhm-ehl”) was loaned to the Wolves by St. Louis (NHL) after being acquired in a trade with Detroit (NHL). When he managed to get from Toledo to Chicago in time for the game, he jumped into the lineup and posted a +1 plus/minus rating while also taking shifts on the penalty kill.

Before joining the Wolves, the 22-year-old from Prague, Czech Republic played two games for Grand Rapids this season with 20 penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating. He also posted 2 assists and 14 PIMs in 10 games for the Toledo Walleye (ECHL).

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