Tale of the Tape: Jan. 26
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Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:00 p.m. Wells Fargo Arena
With just three games left before the AHL All-Star Break, Chicago takes aim at securing valuable road points starting tonight against Iowa. The Wolves came away victorious in their last trip to Des Moines, notching a 5-3 win on Dec. 8.
Chicago has experienced its share of success on Wild ice, winning seven consecutive games at the Wells Fargo Center and posting an 8-0-1-1 record all-time.
Chicago has claimed three of four games against Iowa this season despite a series of slow starts. The Wolves have been held without a goal in six of 12 periods against the Wild and, on three occasions, have been shut out entering third-period play. On the flip side, the third period has belonged to the Wolves, who own an 8-2 scoring edge.
The Wolves are playing their fourth consecutive road game and will travel to Rockford on Friday. Over the last 10 days, JOHN ANDERSON’s team has traveled 2,534 miles with road swings to Grand Rapids, Charlotte and Iowa.
By The Numbers
4.3: Scoring average for the Wolves in their last three road games. On the season, Chicago is averaging 2.7 goals per game in 20 road contests.
13-1: Saturday’s 6-5 loss at Charlotte marked the first time this season the Wolves lost when scoring at least four goals. The team is 13-1 when hitting the four-goal mark.
21: Wolves defenseman TOMMY VANNELLI turns 21 today.
100: JORDAN CARON registered his 100th career AHL point with a goal on Saturday. JEREMY WELSH is two points shy of reaching the same milestone.
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.
Team Record: 11-27-2-3
Last Game: 1-0 L at Rockford (Jan. 23)
2015-16 Season Series: 1-3-0-0
Last Meeting: 3-0 Road Loss (Jan. 15)
Team Record: 19-18-1-2
Last Game: 6-5 L at Charlotte (Jan. 23)
2015-16 Season Series: 3-1-0-0
Last Meeting: 3-0 Home Win (Jan. 15)
The Iowa Wild will receive an offensive boost just in time for Tuesday’s clash with the Chicago Wolves, as forward Jordan Schroeder returns to the club following his NHL call-up.
The 25-year-old, who was reassigned to Iowa on Monday, has recorded a point in each of his last three games. Schroeder appeared in two games with Minnesota after being recalled on Jan. 21, and has posted one goal in 13 contests with the NHL team this season.
He has posted 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 25 games with Iowa and ranks third on the team in goals and fourth in scoring. The 5-foot-9, 184-pound native of Lakeville, Minn., owns 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) and a plus-2 rating in 94 career NHL games with Vancouver and the Wild.
This past weekend will also be remembered for the dominant line play of left wing JORDAN CARON, center PAT CANNONE and right wing DANNY KRISTO. The trio finished with 11 combined points (5G, 6A), figuring in five of the team’s 10 goals during the series.
KRISTO claimed the headlines in Friday’s 4-3 win, scoring twice in the third period, including the game-tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation. He also scored the only goal in the shootout.
CARON found the back of the net twice, raising his season goal total to a team-best 13 – an honor shared with two others. In 34 games, CARON has amassed 22 points, his highest point total since 2010-11 when he collected 28 points in 47 contests with Providence (AHL).
CANNONE extended his point streak to seven games, a stretch of games exceeded only by his 10-game point streak to start the season. The captain added to his team-leading point total (33) and is the team’s second-most prolific scorer on the road with 17 points, second only to KRISTO (18).