Last season, the Wolves opened the second half with a 4-3 shootout victory over Rockford on the third Saturday in January before 16,005 fans on Girl Scout Night. That served as the springboard for a 25-7-3-3 run that earned Chicago’s second Midwest Division title in three years.
The Wolves have only dropped one game to Lake Erie at Allstate Arena --- a 5-3 decision on Jan. 14, 2012 --- since the teams first faced off in 2007-08; overall the Wolves hold an 13-1-0-0 record against the Monsters in the comfort of their own arena.
The Wolves travel to Des Moines to face the Iowa Wild tonight as the teams head into the stretch run of their season series. Chicago has had success at Wells Fargo Arena, never dropping a regulation decision there against the Wild and with their last regulation loss in the building coming on Oct. 31, 2008, to then-tenant the Iowa Chops.