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TALE OF THE TAPE: FEB. 21


Sunday, Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m. Allstate Arena

On Jan. 23, the Charlotte Checkers rallied in the third period to earn a 6-5 win over the Chicago Wolves and pick up a split of the teams’ two- game series at Charlotte. That gave the Checkers a 25-12-1-2 record and 53 points while the Wolves stood at 19-18-1-2 with 41 points.

In the four weeks since the teams’ last matchup, the Checkers have gone 1-9-2-0 and dropped to fifth place in the Central Division. Their lone win came Friday night at Grand Rapids. The Wolves, meanwhile, have posted a 4-5-2-0 record over the same stretch and pulled within 6 points of the Checkers with one game in hand.

Their race for fifth place in the Central Division is particularly relevant due to the new American Hockey League postseason format. The top four teams in each of the four divisions earn Calder Cup Playoff bids — except the fifth-place team in the Central can take the place of the fourth-place team in the Pacific Division if it owns a better points percentage.

Charlotte’s points percentage stands at .548, which would have displaced the Pacific Division’s current fourth-place team (San Jose at .543) if the regular season ended Saturday.

By The Numbers

2: After going 1 for 41 on the power play during the previous nine games, Chicago delivered on both of its power-play opportunities Saturday night against Rockford.

15: Right wing DANNY KRISTO had scored 15 straight goals on the road before producing during Saturday night’s second period. His last goal at Allstate Arena had been on Oct. 17 during a 9-5 victory over Charlotte.

21: The Wolves allowed 21 shots in the first period Saturday night, which was the most for a Chicago opponent in any period since the second period on April 12, 2013, at Rockford.

Follow The Action

Today’s game begins at 3:00 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.


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Team Record: 23-23-3-2
Last Game: 4-2 L vs Rockford (Feb. 20)
2015-16 Season Series: 3-1-0-0
Last Meeting: 6-5 Road Loss (Jan. 23)

Charlotte

Team Record: 26-21-3-2
Last Game: 5-2 L at Grand Rapids (Feb. 20)
2015-16 Season Series: 1-2-0-1
Last Meeting: 6-5 Home Win (Jan. 23)

Player Spotlight

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#22 Dmitrij Jaskin – Left Wing

When left wing DMITRIJ JASKIN was assigned to the Wolves on Wednesday,the team hoped his presence would spark some offense while playing alongside JEREMY WELSH and TY RATTIE.

Sure enough, the 22-year-old needed just 9 minutes,31 seconds onvThursdayvnight to pick up an assist as he helped on JEREMY WELSH’s goal. On Saturday night, JASKIN banged home a power-play goal just 5:14 into the game as WELSH and EMERSON CLARK picked up assists.

The Russian-born Czech resident hadn’t scored for the Wolves since Dec. 9, 2014, when he delivered a goal and an assist as part of a 6-2 Chicago romp in San Antonio. He returned to the St. Louis Blues (NHL) just more than a week later and hadn’t returned to the AHL until this week.

JASKIN has posted 17 goals and 13 assists in 123 regular-season games for St. Louis. He owns 20 goals and 26 assists in 62 regular-season games for the Wolves.

Player Spotlight

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#25 Ethan Werek – Center 

The Charlotte Checkers signed Ethan Werek to a PTO on Dec. 26, 2015 to provide some additional depth, but he’s contributed more than that recently.

Werek has goals in back-to-back games since ending a 10-game drought. Before he was signed, the 24-year-old was tied for 10th in the ECHL and for second on the Florida Everblades in scoring with 26 points in 25 games. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Markham, Ontario, who is playing his first season in the ECHL, also leads the Everblades with 12 goals.

The New York Rangers’ second-round draft choice (47th overall) in 2009, Werek has played 235 career AHL games with Portland and Providence over the last four seasons, scoring 76 points (33g, 43a) to go along with 159 penalty minutes.

 

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