20 December 2010

Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 20


Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves


amtrakrivalry-homeTue., Dec. 21*
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100
#Amtrak Rivalry


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The Wolves host the Milwaukee Admirals in an Amtrak Rivalry game on Tuesday before breaking for the holidays; Chicago, which has won five of its last seven matchups on home ice and has scored 33 markers during those outings, has tallied an 8-5-0-0 mark at the Allstate Arena overall this season.



--- Nigel Dawes: Bagged six goals and eight points during a current five-game point streak, which includes collecting at least one marker in four of those outings... Shares first on the Wolves and 11th in the AHL with 13 goals and is tied for fifth on the team with 21 points in 27 games this season ... Shares second on the team with five power-play strikes and holds second on the squad with 88 shots on goal

--- Spencer Machacek: Tallied four points (2G, 2A) in three games this week, which includes matching a season-best three points (G, 2A) on Saturday ... Shares first on the Wolves and 11th in the AHL with 13 goals and ranks fourth on the team and is tied for 17th in the league with 27 points in 32 games this season ... Paces the team with a +9 plus/minus rating

--- Paul Postma: Dished out seven assists in his last five contests, which includes his fourth multiple-assist game (2A) of the season on Saturday ... Leads Wolves defensemen and ranks third overall on the team with 18 assists and paces team rear guards and shares fifth on the squad with 21 points in 33 games ... His 18 helpers are tied for fourth among AHL blueliners while his 21 points share sixth among league defensemen

--- Jared Ross: Recorded four points (4A) in three games this week, which includes notching his fifth multiple-point game (2A) of the season on Saturday ... Ranks second on the Wolves and shares seventh in the AHL with 20 assists and ranks second on the team and is tied for 11th in the league with 29 points in 33 games this season ... Shares second on the squad with a +7 plus/minus rating

--- Jason Krog: Registered two points (G, A) on Saturday to move into third place on Chicago’s all-time scoring list ... Collected 299 points (86G, 213A) in 235 games with the Wolves, spanning four seasons (2006-08; 2009-present) ... Ranks first on the Wolves and fifth in the AHL with 25 assists and leads the team and shares fourth in the league with 32 points in 33 games this season ... Shares second on the squad with five power-play markers



--- The Wolves 5-1 win over Milwaukee on Saturday matched their largest margin of victory this season and marked the 10th time they have scored four or more goals in a game; Chicago has recorded a 9-1-0-0 mark when potting four or more markers in a contest this year.

--- Chicago potted two power-play goals on three chances on Saturday, the ninth time this season the team has collected multiple man-advantage markers in a game; the Wolves lead the AHL with a 24.5 conversion rate on the power play (36 of 147).

--- Forward Michael Davies has tallied three points (2G, A) in three games since being recalled from the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators on Dec. 15; the 24-year-old forward has collected eight points (4G, 4A) in his last eight tilts with the Wolves and has accrued nine points (4G, 5A) in 15 games overall this season.

--- The Wolves have surrendered two or fewer goals in each of their last seven victories, which includes holding the opposition to a single tally in four of those matchups; Chicago has amassed a 13-0-0-0 record when allowing two or fewer markers in a contest this season.

--- Chicago opened scoring for the third time in its last four games on Saturday; Chicago has notched an 8-4-1-0 mark when lighting the lamp first this year.

--- The Wolves thwarted all three of Milwaukee’s power-play opportunities on Saturday, the eighth time this season they have been perfect on the penalty kill; Chicago ranks 30th in the AHL with a 74.4) efficiency rating on the penalty kill (122 of 164).



--- The Wolves will be collecting toys for the United States Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” drive at their home game tomorrow night. Fans who donate a new, unwrapped toy will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2010-11 team-signed jersey.



Sat., Dec. 18
(at) Chicago 5, Milwaukee 1
--- The Wolves offense ignited for five goals and goaltender Drew MacIntyre shut the door the rest of the way to help the Wolves to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena
--- Left wing Nigel Dawes (2G, A) and right wing Spencer Machacek (G, 2A) led a pack of five Wolves with multiple points
--- MacINTYRE stopped 22 of 23 shots to collect his first win of the season

Fri., Dec. 17
(at) Rockford 3, Chicago 2
--- The Wolves pulled within one, 3-2, with 40 seconds left to play but fell to the Rockford IceHogs at the Rockford MetroCentre
--- Forwards Michael Davies and Spencer Machacek tallied for the Wolves
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 28 shots in the loss

Wed., Dec. 15
Chicago 4, (at) Rockford 2
--- The Wolves bagged two third period goals to snap a 2-2 tie and lift them to a 4-2 win over the Rockford IceHogs at the Rockford MetroCentre
--- Forwards Nigel Dawes, Michael Davies, Ryan Garbutt and defenseman Arturs Kulda lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 30 shots