Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
Chicago and Iowa will tangle for the third time in 14 days when the puck drops tonight at Allstate Arena. This marks the Wild’s last visit to Allstate Arena until the Wolves’ regular-season finale April 16. The teams split a weekend series on Feb. 5-6 with the Wolves pulling out a 2-1 road win in Des Moines, followed by a 5-1 loss the following night in Rosemont.
The Wolves play their 50th game of the season tonight, leaving 26 left for the regular season. A possible 52 points are still on the table as the Wolves make a run at a postseason berth. The team has qualified for the playoffs 17 times in 21 seasons.
Iowa’s David Cunniff took over interim head coaching duties on Saturday (Feb. 13) after John Torchetti was promoted to interim head coach of the Minnesota Wild.
Among active Wolves players, PAT CANNONE and TY RATTIE have experienced the most success against the Wild. CANNONE owns 18 points (11G, 7A) in 21 games while RATTIE has compiled 13 points (7G, 6A) in 22 contests. RATTIE, incidentally, is scoreless in six games this season versus Iowa.
By The Numbers
11: Third-period goals the Wolves have scored against Iowa this season. Chicago has outscored Iowa 11-5 in the final frame, making up for the 6-1 deficit the Wild have built in first-period scoring.
36: Number of players who have appeared in a Wolves uniform this season.
61.5: Percentage of home games (16 of 26) that make up the remainder of the Wolves’ 2015-16 schedule.
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.