Sunday, Jan. 18, 7:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
After dropping a 4-2 decision to Lake Erie on Saturday night at Allstate Arena, the Wolves take to the road to play their 38th game of the 2015- 16 season. This places the franchise in an unusual position. The Wolves (17-17-2) have known nothing but winning seasons since arriving on the scene in 1994-95 — and they’ve been below .500 at the midway point only once in their history.
That lone time occurred in 2000-01, when JOHN ANDERSON’s club stood at 16-21-4 after 41 games — yet went on to finish 43-32-7 in the regular season and roll all the way to the 2001 Turner Cup Final.
It’s not going to be easy for Chicago to pull off a victory during its third game in a 48-hour stretch. Grand Rapids enjoyed a day off Saturday after capturing its 14th home win in a row — a franchise record — on Friday night with a 1-0 overtime verdict over Lake Erie. The Griffins started their spree at home on Nov. 11 and their 3-1 win over the Wolves on Dec. 4 was the sixth in the streak.
By The Numbers
-19: The Wolves have been outscored by their opponents 60-41 in 17 games away from Allstate Arena.
18: Saturday night’s loss marked the 18th consecutive Wolves game where the team that scored first earned the win. Not only that, 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. JORDAN CARON delivered a first-period goal for the Wolves, but the Griffins answered with 3 in the second.
0: There weren’t any power-play goals scored during the first two Chicago-Grand Rapids games this season. Each team had eight chances.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 7:00 p.m and can 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.