Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
The Chicago Wolves waited nearly 12 minutes to fire their first shot on goal Friday night at Iowa, but they finished strong with a pair of third-period goals that lifted the visitors to a 2-1 triumph in the team’s first game after the four-day All-Star Break.
Goaltender JORDAN BINNINGTON enjoyed one of his finest efforts of the year as he set a Wolves season-high with 39 saves while right wings DANNY KRISTO and ERIAH HAYES notched the tying and game-winning goals, respectively.
Friday’s effort gives the Wolves five wins in their last seven games, which is the team’s best stretch since starting the season as one of the hottest teams in professional hockey with an 8-1-0-1 record. Perhaps more relevant — because the second half promises to be a series of tight games — all five Wolves wins during this run have been by 1 goal.
The Wolves snuffed out all five Iowa power-play opportunities Friday night, which snapped a streak of five consecutive games when Chicago allowed at least one power-play goal.
By The Numbers
11: Third-period goals for the Wolves against the Wild this season, which accounts for 65 percent of the team’s production. To put those 11 goals in perspective, the Wolves have scored five goals in the first and second periods combined.
9: Friday’s contest was the first time in nine Wolves games there wasn’t a power-play goal by either team. The previous time was Jan. 15 vs. Iowa.
2: The Wolves have won five games when trailing after 40 minutes. Two of those wins have come against Iowa — and the Wolves also trailed 3-2 in the third period on Jan. 26 at Iowa before rallying to win.
+12: The Wolves are outscoring foes 57-45 after the second period.
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.