03 May 2010

Weekly Press Notes For May 3


Wed. May 5
at Texas Stars
Cedar Park Center
7:30 p.m.

Fri. May 7
at Texas Stars
Cedar Park Center
7:30 p.m.

Sun. May 9*
vs. Texas Stars
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

Tue. May 11*
vs. Texas Stars
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*If necessary


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Last night’s double overtime win against Texas in Game 2 of the West Division Final was the first time the Wolves have won when playing past regulation this postseason; three of Chicago’s last four games have gone to at least one extra session, which includes both games of the West Division Final.


--- Anthony Stewart: Matched a postseason career-high with two goals, including the game-winner in double overtime, in Game 2 of the West Division Final on Sunday ... Paces the team and shares third in the AHL with six goals in eight games this postseason ... His four power-play markers leads the team and shares second in the league ... Has bagged at least one goal in three straight outings ... Shared 10th on the team with 12 goals and 19 assists and ranked 10th with 31 points in 77 regular-season games this year

--- Brett Sterling: Dished out four assists in his last two contests, which includes a postseason career-high three assists in Game 2 of the West Division Final ... Shares third on the team with five assists and shares the team lead with a +4 plus/minus rating in four contests this postseason ... Posted 11 goals and 26 points in 35 career Calder Cup playoff games ... Led the team and shared sixth in the league with 34 goals despite appearing in only 55 games during the regular season ... His 56 points ranked third on Chicago

--- Joey Crabb: Held scoreless on Sunday to snap a four-game point streak; he collected three goals and five points during that span ... Ranks second on the Wolves and shares fifth in the AHL with five goals and paces the team with eight points in nine playoff games ... Set career-highs in every offensive category while ranking third on the team with 24 goals and sharing third with 29 assists and fourth with 53 points in 79 games during the regular season

--- Jason Krog: Bagged a goal in each of his last two games ... Ranks third on the team with four goals and shares fourth with six points (4G, 2A) in nine games this postseason ... Recorded 72 assists and 113 points in 96 career Calder Cup playoff contests ... Paced the team and ranked second in the AHL with 61 assists and ranked first on the Wolves and seventh in the league with 75 points in 78 regular-season tilts


--- Tomorrow’s Game 3 marks the 15th time in franchise history the Wolves will enter the third game of a postseason series tied, 1-1; Chicago has notched an 9-5 mark in Game 3 of a series that is even at one win apiece, which includes a 4-2 record on the road; the team has registered a 11-3 mark in series that enter Game 3 tied, 1-1.

--- Chicago has accrued a 23-14 mark (.622) overall in Game 3 of a postseason series.

--- Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy recorded a postseason career-high two assists, which includes assisting on the double overtime game-winner, in Game 2 of the West Division Final; the 22-year-old blueliner ranks second among team defensemen and shares third overall on the team with five assists in nine postseason contests.

--- Chicago has recorded a .522 all-time winning percentage on the road in the playoffs (47-43), which includes a 1-2 mark this postseason; Chicago posted a 20-16-1-3 record on the road during the regular season this year, which includes a 3-1 mark at the Cedar Park Center.

--- Right wing Spencer Machacek opened scoring for the third time this postseason in Game 2 of the West Division Final last night, which leads the league; the Wolves have accrued a 5-1 mark when scoring first this postseason.


--- Chicago has scored seven of its last 17 goals on the power-play, which includes potting one man-advantage marker in both games of the West Division Final; the Wolves lead the AHL with a 32.3 rating on the power-play during the playoffs so far (10 for 31).


Sun., May 2
(at) Chicago 4, Texas 3 (2OT)
--- The Chicago Wolves battled into double overtime before right wing Anthony Stewart came through with the game-winning tally, 12:21 into the second overtime, to give the Wolves a 4-3 win in Game 2 of the West Division Finals at the Allstate Arena
--- STEWART also tallied in regulation as did forwards Spencer Machacek and Jason Krog
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino thwarted 35 of 38 shots

Fri., April 30
Texas 4, (at) Chicago 3 (OT)
--- Chicago rallied back from three one-goal deficits before falling in overtime, 4-3, to the Texas Stars in Game 1 of the West Division Finals at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Jason Krog, Anthony Stewart and Joey Crabb scored for Chicago
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 24 of the 28 shots he faced