Saturday, Feb. 27, 7:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
After not meeting for nearly two months, the Chicago Wolves and Milwaukee Admirals are meeting twice in 24 hours. The Admirals claimed the front end of this back-to-back series with a 4-1 victory on Friday night at Bradley Center.
Milwaukee has taken home 2 points from each of the last five Amtrak Rivalry games. Moreover, the Wolves have not held the lead in an Amtrak Rivalry contest since dominating Opening Night on Oct. 10.
The Wolves trotted out three new skaters Friday night as forward JUSTIN CRANDALL, left wing MIKE EMBACH and defenseman NICK PETRECKI signed professional tryout contracts Friday morning.
JEREMY WELSH and PAT CANNONE lead active Wolves players in scoring against the Admirals. WELSH is averaging nearly 1 point per game with 14 points (9G, 5A) in 16 games while CANNONE has registered 11 points (4G, 7A) in 25 contests.
By The Numbers
3: The Wolves are in the midst of their third three-in-three stretch of the season. The team went 0-3-0-0 during the first one and 2-1-0-0 in the second — and their fourth and final three-in- three occurs March 18-20.
5: Friday’s game started a 15-day run where the Wolves and Admirals meet for five games. For a frame of reference, the Wolves and Admirals met five times in the first 140 days of the 2015-16 regular season.
1: On Friday, Milwaukee forward Max Reinhart recorded the first hat trick against the Wolves this season and the first since Milwaukee’s Austin Watson on April 12, 2014.
41: The Wolves surrendered a season-high 41 shots on Friday — the most in a regular-season game since April 18, 2015, at home versus Milwaukee.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 7:00 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too 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.