14 February 2011

Weekly Press Notes for Feb. 14

Photo by Ross Dettman / Chicago Wolves


Thu., Feb. 17
at Houston Aeros
Toyota Center
11 a.m.

Fri., Feb. 18*
at Rockford IceHogs
Rockford MetroCentre
7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 19^
vs. Texas Stars
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100


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The Wolves have potted 14 goals in their last three games after bagging only six markers in their previous three outings; Chicago is averaging 3.25 goals-per-game this year, which ranks sixth in the AHL.

--- Darren Haydar: Shared the team lead with four points (2G, 2A) in two games last week ... Paces the Wolves and shares fifth in the AHL with 51 points in 53 games this season ... Ranks second on Chicago and is tied for 11th in the league with 20 goals and holds second on the team and shares ninth in the AHL with 31 assists ... Collected multiple-points in three of his last four outings

--- Nigel Dawes: Collected three points (2G, A) in two games last week, which includes his ninth multiple-point game this season on Friday (G, A) ... Ranks first on the Wolves and third in the league with 25 goals and shares third on the team and 18th in the league with 42 points in 46 games this season ... Registered three goals and five points during a current three-game point-streak

--- Mark Matheson: Shared the team lead with four points (G, 3A) in two games last week, which includes matching a season-high three assists on Wednesday ... Ranks second among Chicago defensemen with 17 assists and 21 points in 47 games this season ... His 21 points hold eighth overall on the Wolves ... Leads team blueliners and ranks second on the squad with a +10 plus/minus rating

--- Jaime Sifers: Dished out four assists in his last three games, which includes accruing two helpers on Friday ... Ranks third among Chicago defensemen with 11 assists and 14 points in 44 games this season ... Ranks third on the Wolves with a +8 plus/minus rating

--- Jason Krog: Tallied three assists in his last three games ... Ranks second on the Wolves and eighth in the AHL with 48 points in 56 games this season ... Leads Chicago and ranks third in the AHL with 37 assists ... Is one of just two Wolves to have appeared in every game so far this season

--- Chicago, which has won its last two outings against West Division opponents, sits in seventh place in the West Division with 60 points (27-23-2-4) through 56 games this season; the Wolves trail the first place Houston Aeros by eight points.

--- Chicago has not been outshot by an opponent in seven straight contests; the Wolves have notched a 13-12-0-1 mark when outgunning opponents this season.

--- Left wing Fredrik Pettersson has posted four points (G, 3A) in his last five games after netting four points (G, 3A) in his previous 13 outings; the 23-year-old forward holds eighth on the Wolves with 13 assists and ninth with 19 points in 43 games this season.

--- The Wolves have scored multiple power-play goals in a game 15 times this season, which includes netting two on seven chances on Wednesday; Chicago has scored a league-high 57 man-advantage markers this season, and ranks fourth in the AHL with a 21.8 power-play rating (57 of 262.)

--- The Wolves have been perfect on the penalty kill in three of their last four matchups, which includes blanking Milwaukee on two chances on Friday; Chicago ranks 30th in the league with a 76.5 percent efficiency rating on the penalty kill overall this season (199 of 260).

--- Wolves left wing Andrew Kozek will visit the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., on Tue., Feb. 15, at 4 p.m., and the Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st St., at 7 p.m., as part of the team’s “Read to Succeed” program, presented by Vista Health System, Pace and Butternut Bread. Members of the squad will make library visits throughout the Chicago area this season for the program, which has reached more than 550,000 children since its inception in 1995.

Fri., Feb. 11
Chicago 5, (at) Milwaukee 2
--- The Wolves broke a 1-1 tie with five straight goals, picking up an eventual 5-2 win in an Amtrak Rivalry matchup against the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley Center
--- Forwards Darren Haydar, Fredrik Pettersson, Tim Miller and Nigel Dawes and defenseman Mark Matheson lit the lamp for the Wolves
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino thwarted 24 of 26 shots

Wed., Feb. 9
Grand Rapids 7, (at) Chicago 5
--- The Wolves rallied with four third-period goals but it wasn’t enough as Grand Rapids slipped by with a 7-5 win at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Nigel Dawes, Riley Holzapfel, Andrew Kozek, Ryan Garbutt and Darren Haydar scored
--- Goaltenders Drew MacIntyre (15-19) and Peter Mannino (11-13) split time in MANNINO’s loss