Sunday, Feb. 14, 2:00 p.m. MTS Centre
It might be 14 below zero in Winnipeg during the morning, but the Wolves will carry a warm feeling to the rink for today’s game. Not just because it caps a week-long trip in wintry climes, but because Chicago rallied for a 3-2 overtime victory Saturday afternoon at the MTS Centre.
The Wolves shrugged off a pair of Manitoba power-play tallies in the first period and snapped a three-game winless streak when right wing DANNY KRISTO scored 3:13 into extra time.
KRISTO has proven to be the American Hockey League’s most dangerous man in overtime as he leads the AHL with three overtime winners. He also delivered on Nov. 6 and 8 at San Antonio. The 25-year- old from Edina, Minn., also has been remarkably effective on the road as his last 15 goals have come away from Allstate Arena.
The Wolves have fared well on Canadian soil in recent years, compiling an 8-0-1 record in regular-season play over the last three seasons. This includes road wins at Toronto and Hamilton (2013-14, 2014-15) and Abbotsford (2013-14) in addition to 5 of a possible 6 points at Manitoba this season.
By The Numbers
26: The Wolves have played nine of their last 11 games away from home, which gives them 26 road games for the season. Lake Erie (27) is the only Central Division team with more.
21: JACOB DOTY’s goal on Saturday snapped a 21-game pointless streak for the physical right wing. He contributed 2 assists during an 8-2 home win over Manitoba on Dec. 2.
14: SCOOTER VAUGHAN’s assist on PAT CANNONE’s goal Saturday snapped a 14-game pointless streak for the versatile defenseman/forward. He last posted an assist Jan. 8 at Texas.
0: CHRIS BUTLER’s number of fights this season prior to Saturday.