Friday, Jan. 29, 7:00 p.m. MetroCentre
Chicago concludes a stretch of five straight road games tonight, renewing its Illinois Lottery Cup Rivalry with Rockford at the MetroCentre. The home-and-home series continues tomorrow night at the Allstate Arena.
The Wolves are winless in their last five appearances at the MetroCentre dating to last season. Home ice has been the determining factor in this year’s series, with the home team winning each time.
In terms of career scoring versus the IceHogs, PAT CANNONE and TY RATTIE have experienced the most success among active Wolves players. CANNONE’s ledger includes 18 points (5G, 13A) in 26 games, while RATTIE has stockpiled 13 points (7G, 6A) in 24 contests.
Chicago has traveled over 2,700 miles since Jan. 17 and fared remarkably well, posting a 3-1-0-0 record with the only loss being by one goal. The Wolves’ recent road success couldn’t come at a better time as the team plays five of six on the road upon return from the AHL All-Star break.
By The Numbers
4: Number of goals the Wolves have scored in the last three minutes of regulation or in overtime during their last four road games. The breakdown: PAT CANNONE (2:29, OT; Jan. 17), CANNONE (0:41, OT; Jan. 26), DANNY KRISTO (19:54, 3rd; Jan. 22), JORDAN CARON (17:21, 3rd; Jan. 26).
98: Career AHL points for JEREMY WELSH, who is two points shy of joining the AHL Century Club.
342: Total penalty minutes between Chicago (46-156 PIMs) and Rockford (57-186) in the season series. The last two games have seen a drop off in physicality, with nine penalties being whistled for each side.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 7:00 p.m and can be seen on WCIU The U Too or 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.