02 June 2008

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for June 2

Fri., June 6
at Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
6:30 p.m.

Sat., June 7*
at Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
6:30 p.m.

Tue., June 10* (PON)
vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
Allstate Arena
7:00 p.m.

Thu., June 12* (POP)
vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
Allstate Arena
7:00 p.m.

* If necessary

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The Wolves lead the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-games-to-0, in the Calder Cup Finals, the third straight postseason series the squad has paced its opponent 2-0 heading into Game 3; Chicago has recorded a 13-0 all-time series mark when opening up a 2-0 lead, which includes the 2000 Turner Cup Finals, the only other time the club posted wins in the first two contests of a championship series.


--- Darren Haydar: Potted two markers and one assist in Sunday's Game 2 victory to become the AHL's all-time postseason leading scorer in goals (53) and points (121) in 91 career Calder Cup Playoff contests ... Leads the Wolves and shares second in the league with 10 goals and ranks second on the squad and third in the AHL with 14 assists and 24 points in 20 outings this postseason ... Collected a point in each of the last 10 matchups, netting four goals and 14 assists during that span

--- Jason Krog: Tallied two assists in three straight outings to extend his point streak to 11 games (9G, 12A), three shy of his longest during the regular season ... Leads the AHL with 32 points during the playoffs, one shy of former right wing Rob Brown's franchise record 33 during the 2002 Calder Cup Championship postseason ... Paces the league with 23 assists and shares fourth with nine goals ... Accrued multiple points in 11 of his 20 playoff tilts

--- Joel Kwiatkowski: Netted a power-play goal in six straight games, the longest streak in the Calder Cup Playoffs in seven years ... Notched four assists during his current six-game point streak (6G, 4A) ... Leads AHL defensemen with nine postseason goals, a franchise record for a blueiner ... Ranks second among league defensemen with 20 playoff points, tied for a club record ... Eight of his nine markers have been tallied on the power play, which shares the league lead

--- Ondrej Pavelec: Leads the AHL with 14 wins during his professional postseason debut ... Notched 21 saves on 23 shots in Sunday's Game 2 victory, the 11th time in 20 postseason tilts he has held opponents to two or fewer tallies

--- Arturs Kulda: Registered the first multiple-point outing of his professional career with two assists on Sunday ... Appeared in 18 of Chicago's 20 postseason games, notching six points (G, 5A), two of which have been tallied on the power play ... Signed by the Wolves to an ATO on March 30 after finishing his junior season with the Peterborough Petes, tallying one helper in five regular-season matchups

For complete team postseason statistics, click here


--- The Wolves have notched a 10-2 mark at the Allstate Arena during the playoffs, while registering a 4-4 record on the road; Chicago is averaging
3.92 goals per game on home ice while potting an average of 2.38 away from the
Allstate Arena.

--- Chicago has outscored Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5-0, in the first period through the first two outings of the Calder Cup Finals; the Wolves hold a 21-8 scoring edge over opponents during the playoffs after holding a 93-68 advantage during the regular season.

--- The Wolves have notched a power-play goal in nine straight games, which includes netting two in each of the first two contests of the Finals (four of nine); Chicago has notched 31 of its 66 goals during the playoffs with the man
advantage and leads the AHL with a 24.2 efficiency rating (31 of 128).

--- Sunday's game marked Chicago's 100th of the 2007-08 campaign, which includes 80 during the regular season and 20 in the playoffs.

--- The Wolves have allowed four of their six goals against during the Calder Cup Finals while short-handed, after surrendering just two power-play markers during the five-game Western Conference Final.


The Wolves have registered a perfect 12-0 mark this postseason when potting at least four goals and a perfect 11-0 record when opening the scoring; Chicago has netted at least four markers in both Calder Cup Finals contests while lighting the lamp first in each tilt.


Sun., June 1 (Game 2)
(at) Chicago 4, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2
--- Chicago jumped out to its second straight 3-0 lead before holding off a late surge to post a 4-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Allstate Arena and earn a 2-games-to-0 Calder Cup Finals series lead
--- Right wing Darren Haydar potted two goals and added an assist while Jason Krog (2A), Joel Kwiatkowski (G, A) and Arturs Kulda (2A) also posted multiple-point games
--- Netminder Ondrej Pavelec notched 21 saves on 23 shots

Thu., May 29 (Game 1)
(at) Chicago 5, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
--- The Wolves opened up a 3-0 first-period lead before hanging on for a 5-4 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Allstate Arena in Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals
--- Three Wolves - Jason Krog (2A), Kevin Doell (G, A) and Jordan LaVallee (G, A) - collected two points while Bryan Little's tally 2:42 into the third period held up to be the game-winner
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec posted 30 saves on 34 shots