Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
Chicago closes another chapter with Rockford tonight in the final regular season encounter for 2015-16. Tonight’s contest marks the 100th meeting all-time, and only 3 wins separate the teams in a rivalry that has spanned 9 seasons.
The Wolves have won 2 straight in the series after recording a weekend sweep on March 18-19. Chicago posted a 4-1 win at Allstate Arena and followed with its first win of the season at the MetroCenter the next night behind DANNY KRISTO’s overtime game-winner.
This year’s series has produced its share of physicality with the teams combining for 170 penalty and 558 penalty minutes. The Dec. 19 encounter alone, generated 35 total penalties for 132 PIMs. At other times, the series has been more civil – only 6 total penalties for 12 PIMs during the Jan. 30 meeting and just 7 penalties on Jan. 2 and March 18.
In terms of career scoring, PAT CANNONE and TY RATTIE have experienced the most success against the IceHogs. CANNONE has collected 20 points (5G, 15A) in 31 games and RATTIE has stockpiled 17 points (7G, 10A) in 29 contests.
By The Numbers
19: With a win tonight, the Wolves can match their home win total of a season ago (19). The Burgundy and Gold are 18-13-1-1 (.576) at home this year after compiling a 19-15-3-1 (.553) mark last season at Allstate Arena.
44: The number of players who have worn the Wolves jersey this season – the most since the 2012-13 season when 47 players appeared in a game.
.778: The Wolves’ winning percentage when scoring the game’s first goal, based on a 20-5-2-0 record.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 7:00 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too as well as 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.