19 April 2010

Weekly Press Notes For April 19


Wed., April 21
vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Fri., April 23*
at Milwaukee Admirals
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

Mon. April 26*
vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*If necessary


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Tonight's game in Milwaukee marks the 13th time in franchise history that the Wolves are entering Game 4 of a postseason series with a 2-games-to-1 advantage; Chicago has notched a 12-0 all-time series mark in the playoffs when holding a 2-1 advantage entering Game 4.


--- Matt Anderson: Leads the Wolves with four points (4A) during the postseason, which includes dishing out a playoff career-high three helpers in Game 1 ... Notched eight points (2G, 6A) in 27 career Calder Cup playoff matchups ... Shared third on the team with a career-high 29 assists, sixth with a career-most 16 goals and ranked seventh with a career-best 45 points in 63 regular-season games

--- Joey Crabb: Paces the Wolves with two goals and shares second on the team with three points during the postseason ... Posted eight points (3G, 5A) in 33 career Calder Cup playoff matchups ... 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: Notched two points (G, A) in three games this postseason ... Recorded 71 assists and 109 points in 90 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

--- Arturs Kulda:
Shares second on the team with two assists and three points in three games this postseason ... Collected nine points (2G, 7A) in 25 career Calder Cup playoff contests ... Established a franchise record and led the AHL with a +47 plus/minus rating during the regular season - the highest in the AHL since 1992-93 ... Ranked second among Wolves defensemen with a career-high 19 assists and third among club blueliners with a career-best 25 points in 66 tilts


--- Chicago has accrued a .531 all-time winning percentage in the fourth game of a playoff series (17-15).

--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped all 23 shots he faced in Game 2 on Friday to collect the first postseason shutout of his professional career; the 26-year-old netminder has posted a 2-1 record while stopping 79 of 88 shots in three appearances this postseason.

--- The Wolves have opened scoring in both of their wins this postseason while surrendering the opening goal in their only loss; Chicago scored first in 44 of its 80 regular-season matchups (31-9-1-3).

--- Defenseman Chris Chelios, the NHL's all-time leader with 266 career Stanley Cup playoff games, made his Calder Cup playoff debut in three games with Chicago this week.

--- Chicago has recorded a .523 all-time winning percentage on the road in the postseason (46-42), which includes a 7-7 mark at the Bradley Center; Chicago posted a 20-16-1-3 record on the road during the regular season this year.

--- The Wolves 6-0 loss in Game 3 marked the ninth time in franchise history the club has been shut out in postseason play; Chicago has registered a 4-3 all-time mark during the postseason in contests following a shutout loss.


--- The Wolves have netted three of their nine goals this postseason while on the power-play, which includes potting a pair of man-advantage strikes in Game 1; Chicago shares fifth in the AHL with a 20.0 rating on the power-play during the playoffs so far (three for 15).


Sat., April 17
(at) Milwaukee 6, Chicago 0
--- The Wolves allowed four power-play goals and couldn't respond, falling 6-0 to the Milwaukee Admirals in Game 3 at the Bradley Center on Saturday
--- Goaltenders Peter Mannino (33 saves) and Drew MacIntyre (eight saves) split time in MANNINO's loss

Fri., April 16
(at) Chicago 3, Milwaukee 0
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped all 23 shots he faced to help Chicago collect a 3-0 shutout victory over the Milwaukee Admirals in Game 2 of the West Division Semifinal at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Spencer Machacek, Johnny Pohl and Tim Stapleton provided the offense

Wed., April 14
(at) Chicago 6, Milwaukee 5
--- The Wolves jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead and held off a late rally to defeat the Milwaukee Admirals, 6-5, in Game 1 at the Allstate Arena
--- Right wing Joey Crabb (2G) led a pack of five Wolves who dented the net, while center Matt Anderson dished out three assists
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino made 23 saves on 28 shots