Saturday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
Hours before the Chicago area flipped to Daylight Saving Time, the Wolves cast aside their season-long five-game winless streak and knocked off the Milwaukee Admirals 4-2 on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. The Admirals scored a pair of power-play goals to take a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Wolves produced a pair of their own in the second to set up the third-period heroics.
Right wing TY RATTIE earned the game-winner 1:01 into the third period and right wing DANNY KRISTO added an empty-net goal in the final minute to give the Wolves their first 4-goal output since Jan. 26 at Iowa. More importantly, it gave the Wolves some Calder Cup Playoff hope with 15 regular-season games remaining.
“We talked (Saturday) morning about doing something that maybe nobody thinks we can do — and that’s make the playoffs,” said Wolves head coach JOHN ANDERSON. “It’s time to start and I thought we responded really well.”
Now the Wolves face red-hot Grand Rapids, which has won 10 games in a row and outscored its foes by a 41-11 margin during that stretch. However, Chicago already has stopped one long Griffins streak this season. Grand Rapids owned a 14-game home winning streak before the Wolves posted a 4-3 overtime triumph on the road Jan. 17.
By The Numbers
2: Grand Rapids’ 10-game winning streak includes a pair of victories over the Wolves.
3: The Wolves are the only team to score as many as 3 goals against the Griffins during their 10-game run — Chicago’s 4-3 overtime loss on Feb. 28 at Grand Rapids.
0: ZACH O’BRIEN has no penalty minutes this year. Last penalty? One year ago today when he was whistled for hooking.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 3:00 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.