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TALE OF THE TAPE: MARCH 5


Saturday, March 5, 7:00 p.m. Bradley Center

Chicago and Milwaukee square off twice in a 48-hour period with a home-and-home series starting tonight at the Bradley Center and resuming tomorrow afternoon at Allstate Arena. The Amtrak Rivalry is heating up with 5 games over a 16-day period.

PAT CANNONE scored his team-leading 20th goal and rookie JUSTIN CRANDALL notched his first goal to lead Chicago to a 2-1 win over Milwaukee on Feb. 27 in the last encounter between the teams. Goaltender JORDAN BINNINGTON looked sharp in making 26 saves.

Chicago is searching for its first win of the season at the Bradley Center, a building in which the Wolves have been held to a goal in each of their last 3 visits.

JEREMY WELSH and PAT CANNONE led active Wolves players in scoring against the Admirals. WELSH is averaging nearly a point per game with 14 points (9G, 5A) in 17 games while CANNONE has registered 12 points (5G, 7A) in 26 contests.

By The Numbers

1.4: Wolves’ scoring average in the last five games of the Amtrak Rivalry series. Since scoring 8 goals in the first two games against Milwaukee, Chicago has been held to 7 goals over 5 games, although the Wolves did register a 2-1 win in the last meeting between the teams on Feb. 27.

5: PAT CANNONE is five points shy of reaching 200 career AHL points. ANDRE BENOIT (202) is the only other active Wolves player to reach that milestone.

40: Number of players who have appeared in a regular season game for the Wolves this season.

325: Days elapsed since Chicago’s last win at the Bradley Center – a 4-1 decision on April 10, 2015.

Follow The Action

Today’s game begins at 7:00 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too and 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.


Admirals

Team Record: 33-19-3-0
Last Game: 4-3 SO W at Lake Erie (March 3)
2015-16 Season Series: 5-2-0-0
Last Meeting: 2-1 Road Loss (Feb. 27)

ChicagoWolves

Team Record: 25-25-4-2
Last Game: 4-3 OT L at Grand Rapids (Feb. 28)
2015-16 Season Series: 2-4-0-1
Last Meeting: 2-1 Home Win (Feb. 27)

Player Spotlight

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 09: Adam Payerl #45 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Detroit Red Wings during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

#11 Adam Payerl – Right Wing

Right wing Adam Payerl has come a long way since the summer.

The Kitchener, Ontario native experienced a frustrating few months after suffering an injury in his final year with Wilkes-Barre, as the Penguins released him to free agency and he went unsigned before inking a late ECHL contact with Cincinnati.

After making Milwaukee on a PTO contract, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound force of a forward, has been playing like a man deserving of a roster spot as eight goals and 21 points in 54 games this season attests to.

 

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#12 Pat Cannone – Center 

It’s been a career year for Mr. Cannone.

Center PAT CANNONE recorded the first 20-goal campaign of his professional career with a goal against Milwaukee on Feb. 27. The fifth-year pro is also closing in on his personal-best point total of 47, achieved last season with the Wolves. CANNONE is four points shy of surpassing that mark.

With 50 goals and 125 points in a Wolves uniform, CANNONE leads active players in Wolves career scoring. He is 9 points shy of tying Tim Bergland (134) for 19th place on Chicago’s all-time points chart.

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