01 November 2010

Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 1

Left wing Darren Haydar.


Fri., Nov. 5*
at Lake Erie Monsters
Quicken Loans Arena
6:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 6*
at Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena
6 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 7*
at Milwaukee Admirals
Bradley Center
4 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100


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Starting Friday, the Wolves embark on a season-high eight-game road trip. The team won't return to the Allstate Arena until Nov. 20, when they host Houston; Chicago has posted a 2-1-1-0 record on enemy ice this season, which includes earning at least a point in its last three road tilts (2-0-1-0).




--- Darren Haydar: Shared first on the Wolves with three points (G, 2A) in three games this week, which includes his third multiple-point outing of the season on Saturday (2A) ... Shares the team lead with three goals and seven assists and paces the club with 10 points in 10 games this season ... Tallied at least one point in 102 of his 134 career games with the Wolves over the course of three seasons (2006-08; 2010-11) ... Notched 64 points (23G, 41A) in 66 contests with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) last season

--- Peter Mannino: Backstopped the Wolves to a 3-2 win with a 22-save performance in his season debut on Saturday ... Appeared in one contest with Atlanta spanning two recalls and stopped 15 of 16 shots in 38:26 of relief duty on Oct. 22 against Tampa Bay ... Shared 10th in the American Hockey League with a career-high 26 victories (26-5-1) and tied for third in the league with a .921 save percentage in 38 outings with the Wolves last season

--- Jared Ross: Paced the Wolves with three assists in three games this week ... Posted five points (G, 4A) during a current four-game point streak, which is a season-high ... Ranks third on the team with six assists and shares second with eight points in 10 games this year ... Recorded 46 points (12G, 34A) in 73 games with the Adirondack Phantoms and appeared in three regular-season NHL contests with the Philadelphia Flyers last year

--- Spencer Machacek: Held scoreless for just the third time in 10 games this season on Saturday ... Holds fourth on the team with five assists and seven points ... Shares the team lead with a +4 plus/minus rating ... Shared fourth on the Wolves with 20 goals, third with a career-high 29 assists and ranked sixth with career-best 49 points in 79 games last year




--- Seven of the Wolves 10 games this season have been decided by one- goal, which includes all five of the team's victories; Chicago has recorded a 5-1-1-0 mark in one goal contests this year.

--- Chicago has notched at least one power-play marker in seven of its 10 games this season, which includes bagging multiple man-advantage markers three times; the Wolves rank fifth in the league with a 23.3 conversion rate on the power play (10 of 43).

--- The Wolves have trailed at some point in the game in four of their five wins this season, which includes falling behind 2-0 to Rockford after 20 minutes on Saturday before rattling off three unanswered tallies.

--- Defenseman Jaime Sifers leads Wolves blueliners with two goals and five points in 10 games this season; the 27-year-old defenseman also shares first on the team with 20 penalty minutes and third with a +3 plus/minus rating.

--- Chicago thwarted all four of Rockford's power-play chances on Saturday, the first time in six games the team has been perfect on the penalty kill; the Wolves share 27th in the AHL with a 77.8 efficiency rating on the penalty-kill (35 of 45).




--- Wolves forward Angelo Esposito will visit the Forest Park Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., on Mon., Nov. 1, at 4 p.m., and the Berwyn Public Library, 2701 S. Harlem Ave., at 6:30 p.m., to kick off the team's "Read to Succeed" program, presented by Pace, Vista Health System and Butternut Bread. Members of the squad will make more than 25 library visits throughout the Chicago area this season for the program, which has reached more than 550,000 children since its inception in 1995.




Sat., Oct. 30
(at) Chicago 3, Rockford 2
--- The Wolves erased an early two-goal deficit with three unanswered goals and held on for a 3-2 victory against the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena
--- Defenseman Mike Siklenka and Jaime Sifers and left wing Nigel Dawes provided the scoring for Chicago
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino turned aside 22 of 24 shots in his first start of the season.

Thu., Oct. 28
Texas 4, (at) Chicago 3
--- The Wolves scored three times in the second period but suffered a 4-3 loss to the Texas Stars at the Allstate Arena after giving up a tally 68 seconds into the third frame
--- Forwards Darren Haydar, Andre Deveaux and Riley Holzapfel scored for the Wolves
--- Goaltender Edward Pasquale posted 22 saves

Wed., Oct. 27
Oklahoma City 4, (at) Chicago 1
--- The Wolves outshot the Oklahoma City Barons, 35-23, but couldn't crack goaltender Martin Gerber until late in the third period and suffered an eventual 4-1 loss at the Allstate Arena
--- Right wing Spencer Machacek tallied Chicago's only goal
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made 19 saves in his return