TALE OF THE TAPE: APRIL 15
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Friday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. Wells Fargo Arena
Chicago makes its final road appearance tonight as part of a home-and-home series against Iowa that concludes tomorrow night at Allstate Arena.
The Wolves have won 11 straight games at Wells Fargo Arena, smashing the previous club record for consecutive wins in an opponents’ building. The old mark was 7 straight wins against the Manitoba Moose that lasted from March 5, 1997 to Nov. 13, 1998.
Chicago hasn’t dropped a game on Wild ice since Feb. 7, 2014 (a 4-3 overtime loss).
JOHN ANDERSON’S club swept Iowa with a pair of one-goal decisions in Des Moines on March 25-26 in the last meetings between the teams.
The Wolves have a penchant for netting last-minutes goals at Wells Fargo, scoring 5 times with under 5 minutes left in regulation. Those strikes have taken place at the 15:17, 16:20, 17:21, 18:28 and 19:04 marks. This total doesn’t include an overtime game-winner from PAT CANNONE.
By The Numbers
7: The Wolves have 7 wins against Iowa this season, the most against any opponent.
22: It’s been a revolving door this season for jersey number 22, which has been assigned to 6 different players (in order): Konrad Abeltshauser, Drew Daniels, Dmitrij Jaskin, mike Embach, Travis Walsh, and now NICK PETRECKI.
72: Games played by PAT CANNONE and JEREMY WELSH, who lead the team in that category. CANNONE has surpassed the 70-games mark 3 times during his career and WELSH has accomplished the feat twice.
.929: Chicago’s all-time winning percentage at the Wells Fargo Arena, based on a 12-0-1-1 record. The Wolves have yet to lose a game in regulation in three seasons of visiting WFA.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 7:00 p.m. and can be 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.
Team Record: 24-40-5-5
Last Game: 2-1 L at Rockford Rapids (April 13)
2015-16 Season Series: 3-6-1-0
Last Meeting: 2-1 Home Loss (March 26)
Team Record: 31-35-5-3
Last Game: 3-1 L at Milwaukee (April 12)
2015-16 Season Series: 7-2-1-0
Last Meeting: 2-1 Road Win (March 26)
Zack Mitchell impressed in his first pro season. He’s impressed even more in his second year with Iowa.
The Ontario native, who was signed to a three-year contract with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in March of 2014, leads his squad with 21 goals and 20 assists in 68 games this year after posting 17 goals and 18 assists in 76 games in 2014-15 to finish second on the team in goals and fourth overall in points.
Mitchell led all Iowa rookies in points while also setting new team rookie records for goals, assists and points in a season, becoming only the second player to play all 76 regular season games.
In his first year as team captain, PAT CANNONE has led by example, recording his finest season as professional.
From a numbers standpoint, CANNONE has turned in his fist 20-goal and 50-point campaigns, leading the team in scoring. His 5 game-winning goals and +4 rating are also team highs.
In terms of recognition, CANNONE has been recognized with 5 major honors — the Dan Snyder Man of the Year Award, the IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year Award (Chicago recipient), AHL All-Star Challenge MVP, AHL Accuracy Shooting Champion, and CCM/AHL Player of the Week (Jan. 18).
Other season highlights include point streaks of 10 and 8 games, 2 hat tricks in a span of 10 days, 11 multiple-point games and 5 Stars of the Game selections.