04 November 2013

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 4

 

THIS WEEK:

Thu., Nov. 7*    
at Charlotte Checkers           
Time Warner Cable Arena          
6 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 9*    
at Charlotte Checkers           
Time Warner Cable Arena    
6 p.m.

*U-Too

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON THE U-TOO OR WCIU
Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

SIX SHOOTER

The Wolves exploded for six goals and shut out Oklahoma City on Friday, the eighth time in franchise history the team has won a game on the road by six or more markers; the franchise record for win margin on the road is eight goals, which has happened twice.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- TY RATTIE: Paced the team with 3 goals and shared the team lead with 4 points in two games last weekend, which included his first professional multiple-point effort (2G, A) on Friday ... Also accrued a team season-best +4 plus/minus rating in Chicago’s 6-0 win on Friday ... Tied for first on the club with 4 goals and shares fifth overall with 5 points in 11 contests this season ... Ranked second in the WHL last season with 48 goals and third in the league with 110 points in 62 matchups with the Portland Winterhawks ... Also shared seventh in the WHL with 62 helpers and held third with a +56 plus/minus rating

--- SHANE HARPER: Shared the team lead with 4 points in two games last week, which included matching a career-high two goals and recording a career-best three points Friday night ... Tallied 3 goals, 7 points, and a +5 plus/minus rating in the last five outings ... Skated in each of Chicago’s last six tilts after appearing in just one of the team’s first five games ... Bagged 5 goals, 5 assists, and 10 points in 48 AHL matchups with the Adirondack Phantoms during the 2012-13 campaign

--- KEITH AUCOIN: Dished out a team season-high 3 assists on Friday, which marked the 73rd time since the start of the 2005-06 season he has accumulated three or more points in an AHL game ... Shares third on the squad with 6 points (G, 5A) in 10 tilts this year ... Split last season between the NHL’s New York Islanders and the AHL’s Toronto Marlies ... Appeared in an NHL career-high 41 games with the Islanders last year, where he posted an NHL career-best six goals and totaled 12 points ... Collected 10 goals, 27 helpers, and 37 points in 34 AHL outings with Toronto

--- COREY LOCKE: Posted 2 assists against Oklahoma City on Friday, which marked his third multiple-point outing of the season ... Paces Chicago with 9 points (3G, 6A) in 10 games this year and has tallied points in six of his 10 tilts ... Began the 2012-13 campaign with TPS Turku of the Finnish Elite League, where he collected 12 assists and 17 points in 37 tilts before moving to Germany ... Accrued 7 points (G, 6A) in 16 outings with Berlin of the German League

WOLF TRACKS

--- Chicago has bagged 17 of its 28 tallies this year in the middle frame, which is tied for second in the AHL for the most markers in a single period (W-B/Scranton, 19 in the third); the Wolves have only scored five goals in each of the first and third periods this year.

--- The Wolves have surrendered four goals in their four victories, while they have allowed 40 goals in their seven defeats.

--- The club has lit the lamp first in all four of its wins, while it has surrendered the opening marker in each of its seven losses.

--- Goaltender JAKE ALLEN’s 21-save shutout performance on Friday marked the 10th of his AHL career and the 103rd whitewash in Wolves history.

--- Chicago was perfect on the penalty kill on Friday, the fifth time it has achieved the feat this season; the Wolves rank fifth in the AHL with an 86.0% efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (49 of 57).

--- Center ALEXANDRE BOLDUC dented the net twice on Friday, his sixth multiple-goal effort of his AHL career and first since Nov. 23, 2012; the 28-year-old forward has bagged three goals this year, one coming at even strength, one on the power play, and one short-handed.

HEATING UP?

--- The Wolves bagged two power-play goals on Saturday, the first time this season they have tallied multiple man-advantage markers in a game; Chicago, which has scored with the man-advantage in four of its last five outings, ranks 26th in the AHL with a 12.3 power- play conversion rate (seven of 57).

WOLVES REWIND (1-1-0-0)

Saturday, Nov. 2                                        
(at) Oklahoma City 4, Chicago 2
-- The Wolves surrendered three third-period markers after entering the frame deadlocked at one to drop a 4-2 decision to the Oklahoma City Barons at Cox Convention Center
--- Forwards TY RATTIE and PAT CANNONE tallied power-play strikes for Chicago
--- Goaltender JAKE ALLEN stopped 29 of 33 shots

Friday, Nov. 1                                 
Chicago 6, (at) Oklahoma City 0
--- The Wolves snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-0 triumph over the Oklahoma City Barons at Cox Convention Center
--- The forward line of SHANE HARPER (2G, A), KEITH AUCOIN (3A), and TY RATTIE (2G, A) paced the Wolves offense
--- Goaltender JAKE ALLEN posted 21 saves to earn his first shutout of the season