26 October 2009

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Oct. 26

Sat., Oct. 31*
at Texas Stars
Cedar Park Center
7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 1*
vs. Rockford IceHogs
Allstate Arena
5 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100


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The Wolves exploded for a season-high seven goals on Saturday against Abbotsford; Chicago's six-goal output in the game's first 40 minutes alone was more than the team had scored in its last three games combined.


--- Spencer Machacek: Posted his second career multiple-goal game and recorded a career-high four points (2G, 2A) on Saturday ... Paces the Wolves with eight points (3G, 5A) in eight games this season ... Ranked second on the team and shared 14th among league rookies with 48 points (23G, 25A) in a team-high 77 games last season ... Also made his NHL debut in two games with Atlanta last year

--- Jason Krog: Potted his first goal of the season and matched a team-season high four points (G, 3A) on Saturday ... Paces the Wolves with six assists and ranks second with seven points in eight games this year ... Led the Manitoba Moose and ranked third in the American Hockey League with 86 points (30G, 56A) in 74 matchups last season ... Also appeared in four NHL tilts with the Vancouver Canucks, potting one goal

--- Brett Sterling: Matched a career-high three assists and tied a team season-high with four points on Saturday ... Holds third on Chicago with four assists and six points in four games this season ... Shared fourth on the Wolves with 16 goals and ranked fifth with 39 points in 52 games last season ... Also skated in six NHL games with Atlanta, netting one goal

--- Chris Chelios: Dished out a pair of assists and notched a +4 plus/minus rating on Saturday, his second game in a Wolves sweater, after signing a Professional Tryout Contract on Oct. 20 ... Appeared in 28 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings last season, accruing 18 penalty minutes ... Also tallied an assist and two penalty minutes in two AHL games with the Grand Rapids Griffins last year

--- Manny Legace: Thwarted all 30 Manitoba shots in regulation and overtime in the 1-0 shootout loss on Oct. 23 ... Amassed a 1-1-1 record and leads Wolves netminders with a 2.28 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in three games this season after signing a Professional Tryout Contact on Oct. 12 ... Accrued a 13-9-2 record with a 3.18 goals-against average and .885 save percentage in 29 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues and registered a 14-7-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in 23 AHL outings with Peoria last season


--- Defenseman Arturs Kulda set a franchise record with a +6 plus/minus rating on Saturday; the 21-year-old blueliner tallied 15 points (G, 14A) and 59 penalty minutes in 57 outings with the Wolves during his rookie season last year.

--- Wolves Head Coach DON LEVER claimed his first victory behind the Chicago bench against Abbotsford on Saturday.

--- The Wolves have not allowed a power-play marker in three consecutive games (14 of 14); Chicago ranks 12th in the league with an 84.8 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (28 of 33).

--- Chicago held a lead heading into the final 20 minutes for the first time in eight games this season on Saturday; The Wolves have notched a 31-2-2-0 mark when leading after two periods since the beginning of last year.

--- Wolves goaltenders Manny Legace and Drew MacIntyre combined to hold opponents scoreless for 145:05 dating back to the second period on Oct. 17, through the third period on Saturday.

--- Chicago has been held scoreless on the power-play in its last two games (zero of eight) after potting five man-advantage markers in the previous three outings (five of 14); the Wolves hold 13th in the league with a 17.6 efficiency rating on the power-play this season (six of 34).


--- The Wolves will host their 12th annual "Get Fed by the Wolves" fundraiser at Cheeseburger in Paradise, 1472 Market St., in Des Plaines on Sun., Nov. 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. Players will serve as waiters at the event and proceeds from the luncheon will benefit Chicago Wolves Charities. Tables go quickly for this event, so reserve your seat today by visiting chicagowolves.com or calling 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Sat., Oct. 24
(at) Chicago 7, Abbotsford 1
--- The Wolves exploded for a season-high seven goals to pick up their first win under new head coach Don Lever, 7-1, against the Abbotsford Heat at the Allstate Arena Saturday night
--- Right wing Spencer Machacek (2G, 2A), center Jason Krog (G, 3A) and left wing Brett Sterling (G, 3A) paced the Wolves with four points each
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre earned his first win in a Wolves uniform, recording 30 saves on 31 shots

Fri., Oct. 23
Manitoba 1, (at) Chicago 0 (SO)
--- The Wolves and Manitoba Moose battled through 65 minutes of scoreless hockey before a shootout cracked the tie to give Manitoba a 1-0 win in Head Coach Don Lever's debut at the Allstate Arena Friday night
--- Right wing Tim Stapleton tallied the only goal for Chicago in the shootout
--- Goaltender Manny Legace kicked out 30 shots in regulation and overtime and turned aside three of five attempts in the shootout