Friday, Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m. Wells Fargo Arena
Coming off the AHL All-Star Break, Chicago begins a home-and-home weekend series with Iowa starting Friday in Des Moines before moving on to the Allstate Arena Saturday night. The Wolves have won four of five games (4-1-0-0) versus the Wild this season.
The Wolves have won eight straight games at the Wells Fargo Arena and are 9-0-1-1 all-time against the Wild in Des Moines.
Both wins on Wild ice this season occurred in dramatic fashion. In the last meeting between the teams on Jan. 26, the Wolves pulled out a 4-3 win after JORDAN CARON tied the game with 2:39 left in regulation and PAT CANNONE scored the game-winner 41 seconds into overtime to complete his hat trick. On Dec. 8, Chicago broke a third-period tie with a pair of goals scored 4:27 apart in a 5-3 triumph. CANNONE has scored the game-winning goal in the last two games against Iowa.
Since Christmas, the Wild have sported a .607 winning percentage, claiming eight wins in 14 outings (8-5-1-0) after starting the season with five wins in 32 contests.
The Wild were represented at the AHL All-Star Classic by rookie defenseman Gustav Olofsson, who starred at Colorado College.
By The Numbers
9: Third-period goals for the Wolves against the Wild this season, which accounts for 60 percent of the team’s production. To put those nine goals in perspective, the Wolves have scored five goals in the first and second periods combined.
10/12: The Wolves are in the midst of playing 10 of 12 games away from home, a stretch lasting from Jan. 17 through Feb. 14.
23: TY RATTIE turns 23 years old today.
84.2: Wolves’ winning percentage when scoring the game’s first goal.
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.