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DANIEL CARR’s FANTASTIC FOUR
Left wing Daniel Carr joined an elite group when he produced four goals in the Chicago Wolves’ 5-3 victory Wednesday over the Milwaukee Admirals.
The 27-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alberta, became just the fifth player in the Wolves’ 25-year history to deliver four scores in one game — joining Dan Currie (1995-96), Steve Larouche (2000-01), Nigel Dawes (2010-11) and Kenny Agostino (2016-17).
Carr, who scored 6 goals in 38 games last year for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and 11 goals in 20 games for the AHL’s Laval Rocket, figured it was about time.
“I score most of my goals within five feet of the net and going to the net,” Carr said. “The first three (Wednesday) were right around the net where the battles are. That’s where I score and I haven’t done as good a job as I need to, so I should probably try to do that more.”
TERRIFIC HOLIDAY experiences ahead
The holiday season all but starts now — if it hasn’t started already — and the Wolves’ plan is to provide great giveaways and experiences for every fan who comes to Allstate Arena over the six weeks.
The giveaways begin Saturday, Nov. 17, with Wolves Koozies. On Saturday, Nov. 24, the Wolves host Star Wars Night — a perennial favorite that encourages everyone to wear their favorite costumes.
On Dec. 1 and 2, the Wolves give away Wall Calendars — and Dec. 2 doubles as our first Teddy Bear Toss game. Bring bears to throw on the ice that will be donated to Toys for Tots! Our first Salvation Army Red Kettle Game is Dec. 15 and Superhero Night caps 2018 on Dec. 29. Dress as your favorite Superhero!
don’t forget the family sundays
Family Sundays are back and better than ever! Each Wolves’ Sunday afternoon home game features free face-painting, sign-making, caricature-drawing and postgame autographs. The first 1,000 kids at each game receive a free admission ticket to a prominent local attraction. This Sunday’s giveaway is for Legoland Discovery Center.
In Sundays to come, look for giveaways from Disney On Ice, Rose Pest Solutions, Professional Bull Riders, GameWorks and more!
For the first time in five weeks, Macek didn’t score three goals. He did score twice on Saturday night against Rockford, however, which gives him the AHL lead in goals (14) and points (21). On Wednesday at Milwaukee, Macek became the first Wolves player in 18 years (and the second AHL player in three years) to hand out five assists in one game.
The 27-year-old veteran racked up four assists over the weekend — including three on Saturday night against former team Rockford — to move into a share for sixth place among AHL point-scorers with 17. Pirri’s 13 assists in 14 games pace the Wolves and share third in the league. He has failed to score in just three of the team’s first 14 games.
On Wednesday at Milwaukee, Carr became the fifth player in Wolves history to deliver four goals in one game. Carr added another goal against Milwaukee on Sunday to push his season totals to nine goals and 20 points. The latter number shares second place in the AHL and he also leads the league with six power-play goals and a +20 plus/minus rating.
- Forwards Daniel Carr and Tyler Wong spotted the Wolves a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Milwaukee took control from there in front of 11,794 on Veterans Day at Allstate Arena.
- Carr notched his league-leading sixth power-play goal of the year while Wong delivered his first tally this season
- Goaltender Oscar Dansk rejected 20 of 25 shots
- Forward Brooks Macek regained sole possession of first place in the AHL goals race with his 13th and 14th, but the Wolves couldn’t finish the rally in the Illinois Lottery Cup opener
- Forward Brandon Pirri handed out a season-high three assists while Keegan Kolesar recorded his first goal of the season
- Goaltender Oscar Dansk stopped 19 of 23 shots
- Left wing Daniel Carr tied the franchise record with a league-high four goals and linemate Brooks Macek handed out a league-high five assists to win the School-Day road game
- Defenseman Erik Brännström scored the game-winning goal early in the third period while defenseman Nic Hague contributed two assists
- Goaltender Oscar Dansk notched a season-high 34 saves for the win