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Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 p.m. Bojangles Coliseum

Chicago sets its sights on fifth place in the Central Division with a pair of games at Charlotte, starting with tonight’s game at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Chicago trails Charlotte by 3 points for fifth place in the standings and the Checkers also have one game in hand.

At season’s end, the Central Division’s fifth-place team will claim a Calder Cup Playoffs spot if it has a better winning percentage than the Pacific Division’s fourth-place team. At present, fourth-place San Jose stands at .559 while Charlotte sits at .526.

The Wolves have won four of the five meetings in the season series, which includes a 3-2 shootout win on Feb. 21 at Allstate Arena in the last encounter between the teams.

This week’s games mark the last visit for Chicago to the Queen City. The Wolves posted a 4-3 shootout win and dropped a wild 6-5 affair during their previous trip to Charlotte on Jan. 22-23.

By The Numbers

17: Span of games since the last time Chicago scored more than 3 goals in a game (4-3 win at Iowa on Jan. 26). The Wolves scored 4 goals or more six times in 18 games to start the season.

36: Total number of possible points available for the Wolves, who enter the last quarter of the season with 18 remaining games

42: Number of players who have worn a Wolves jersey this season – the most since the 2012-13 campaign when 47 players appeared in regular-season games

756: One-way miles from Chicago to Charlotte. The Checkers are the second-most distant divisional opponent for the Wolves, behind Manitoba (863 miles)

Follow The Action

Today’s game begins at 6:00 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.