Tuesday, Feb. 23,11:00 a.m. Allstate Arena
Chicago concludes a four-game homestand –- a stretch that began just 112 hours before today’s start –- with an 11 a.m. puck drop against Grand Rapids. The Wolves were triumphant in their previous School-Day appearance as they earned 4-3 shootout win over Texas on Dec. 17.
This is the seventh year the Wolves have hosted students and teachers and the team owns an 8-3-0-0 record on School-Days.
The Wolves and Griffins have battled for 20 consecutive seasons and the 125 meetings are the second-most for the Wolves against any opponent — trailing only the Amtrak Rivalry with Milwaukee.
TY RATTIE and PAT CANNONE are the biggest point producers against the Griffins over the last three seasons. RATTIE owns 12 points (9G, 3A) in 20 career games while CANNONE sports 9 points (5G, 4A) in 19 contests. CANNONE recorded a hat trick in his last game against Grand Rapids (Jan. 17 at Van Andel Arena).
Grand Rapids made its last appearance at Allstate Arena some 94 days ago. Coach Todd Nelson’s squad posted a 2-1 decision for its third straight victory as part of a win streak that reached 15 games.
Chicago arrives north of the border to close out a 4-game road swing this weekend in Winnipeg. This weekend’s series marks Chicago’s last visit to the MTS Centre for the regular season.
By The Numbers
0: Number of power-play goals allowed by Chicago this season against Grand Rapids. In three meetings versus the Griffins, the Wolves are 14 for 14 on the penalty kill.
16: Number of games elapsed since the last time the Wolves led an entire contest. The Wolves’ last wire-to-wire victory occurred Jan. 15 in a 3-0 shutout of Iowa at the Allstate.
23: YANNICK VEILLEUX turned 23 years-old Monday.
.750: The Wolves’ all-time winning percentage in morning games (12-4-0-0).