21 December 2009

Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 21


Sun., Dec. 27*
vs. Rockford IceHogs
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100


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The Wolves have potted 11 power-play goals in their last 10 games (11 of 48) after scoring only 10 man-advantage markers in their previous 20 matchups (10 of 79); Chicago shares 13th in the AHL with a 16.5 efficiency rating on the power-play (21 of 127).


--- Brett Sterling: Dished out an assist in both games this week to extended his point streak to a season-high five games; he has posted seven points (4G, 3A) during that span ... Paces the Wolves and shares first in the AHL with 15 goals in 26 games this season ... Holds second on the team and shares 15th in the league with 27 points ... His four game-winning goals pace the Wolves and share second in the league

--- Jason Krog: Collected two points (G, A) on Saturday to record his seventh multiple-point outing of the season ... Paces the Wolves and shares second in the AHL with 25 assists and ranks first on the team and shares seventh in the league with 31 points in 28 games this year ... Registered six points (G, 5A) during a five-game point streak from De. 4 to Dec. 13, which matched a team season-high ... Has been held scoreless four times in his last 21 outings after failing to register a point in four of his first seven games

--- Chris Chelios: Tallied three points (G, 2A) in two games this week, which includes his fifth multiple-point game of the season on Saturday ... Paces Wolves defensemen and ranks fifth on the team with 10 assists, and ranks sixth on the squad with 14 points in 21 outings this season ... Ranks second on the Wolves with a +10 plus/minus rating and has accrued a plus or even rating in 17 of his 21 games this season ... Tallied four points (2G, 2A) during a current three-game point streak, which is a season-high

--- Arturs Kulda: Accrued two points (G, A) in two games this week ... Has already set a career high with three goals and shares ninth on the team with eight points in 21 outings this year ... Ranks first on the Wolves and shares sixth in the AHL with a +14 plus/minus rating this season; he has accrued a plus or even rating in 17 of his 21 tilts this season and has posted a minus rating just once in his last 17 outings.

--- Johnny Pohl: Recorded two points (G, A) in two games this week ... Ranks third on the Wolves with seven goals and shares third with 19 points in 24 games this season; his 12 assists share second on the club


--- Right wing Anthony Stewart's marker on Saturday was his first game-winning goal since Feb. 20, 2008; the 24-year-old forward shares fourth on the Wolves with six goals and ninth with eight points in 27 contests this season.

--- The Wolves tallied first on Saturday, marking the 17th time they have opened scoring this season; Chicago has accrued a .618 winning percentage when striking first this year (10-6-0-1).

--- Sixteen of Chicago's 30 games this season have been decided by one goal; the Wolves have posted a 7-7-0-2 record in matchups decided by one tally.

--- Defenseman Noah Welch tallied his first point, an assist, as a member of the Wolves on Saturday; the 27-year-old blueliner, who made his Wolves debut on Friday, recorded two points (G, A) and 25 penalty minutes in 40 NHL games with Florida and Tampa Bay and three assists and 10 penalty minutes in seven AHL outings with Rochester last season.

--- The Wolves have allowed a power-play goal in three consecutive outings for the first time in 25 matchups; Chicago ranks sixth in the league with an 87.8 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (115 of 131).


--- Chicago has posted a .750 winning percentage when scoring four or more goals in a game this season (7-2-0-1), which includes a 4-2 win over Milwaukee in its last game on Saturday.


Amtrak RivalrySat., Dec. 19
(at) Chicago 4, Milwaukee 2
--- The Wolves cracked a 2-2 deadlock 4:17 into the third period and held on the rest of the way to earn a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Jason Krog, Anthony Stewart and Johnny Pohl and defenseman Chris Chelios lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino posted 32 saves in his first start since Dec. 5

Fri., Dec. 18
(at) Rockford 3, Chicago 2
--- The Wolves dropped a 3-2 decision to the Rockford IceHogs at the Rockford MetroCentre
--- Center Riley Holzapfel and defenseman Arturs Kulda potted tallies for Chicago
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre kicked out 33 of 36 shots