07 March 2011

Weekly Press Notes for March 7

Forward Ben Maxwell. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Wed., March 9*
vs. Peoria Rivermen
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Fri., March 11*
vs. Peoria Rivermen
Allstate Arena
7:30 p.m.

Sun., March 13*
at Rockford IceHogs
Rockford MetroCentre
4 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100
#Amtrak Rivalry


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With 14 games remaining in the season, the Wolves sit in fifth place in the West Division with 74 points (33-25-3-5); Chicago trails first-place Milwaukee, which holds three games in hand, by seven points, and is two points behind fourth place Peoria, which holds two games in hand.


--- Darren Haydar: Paced the team with six points (3G, 3A) in four games last week ... Ranks first on the Wolves and third in the AHL with 61 points in 63 games this season ... Paces Chicago and is tied for second in the league with 25 goals and holds third on the team and seventh in the AHL with 36 assists ... Amassed five goals and eight points during a current five-game point streak, which matches a season-high and includes potting a goal in four of those outings

--- Tim Miller: Posted five points (3G, 2A) and a +7 plus/minus rating in four games last week, which includes and AHL career-high two goals and three points on Saturday ... Ranks third among team rookies with seven goals and 13 points in 19 games this season ... Shares sixth on the squad with a +8 plus/minus rating ... Bagged four goals and seven points in his last six games ... Also skated in 46 matchups with the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators this season, racking up 20 goals and 36 points

--- Ryan Garbutt: Collected four assists in four games last week, which includes his seventh multiple-point outing of the season on Friday (2A) ... Paces Chicago rookies and shares fourth overall on the team with 15 goals and leads team first-year pros and holds eighth overall with 32 points in 53 games this season ... Ranks first on the Wolves and second in the AHL with a +25 plus/minus rating, which paces league rookies

--- Spencer Machacek: Tallied three points (G, 2A) in four games last week after returning from a six-game stint with Atlanta ... Ranks third on the Wolves with 17 goals and ranks fourth on the team with 45 points in 53 games; his 28 assists rank sixth on the squad ... Shares second on the Wolves with a +15 plus/minus rating


--- Chicago concludes a three-game homestand this week with a pair of games against Peoria on Wednesday and Friday; the Wolves have won three of their last four tilts at the Allstate Arena and have notched a 15-12-0-4 record on home ice this season.

--- The Wolves fired 43 shots on goal on Sunday, tied for the third most in a game this season; Chicago has fired 40 or more shots on goal in a game eight times this year, and posted a 3-5-0-0 mark in those contests

--- Twenty-three of Chicago’s 33 wins this season have come when the team has allowed two or fewer goals in a game, which includes Sunday’s 3-2 win over Manitoba; the Wolves have posted a 23-2-0-0 mark when surrendering two or fewer goals in a game this year.

--- Goaltender Edward Pasquale turned aside 29 of 31 shots to pick up the win on Sunday, his first action since Jan. 29; the 20-year-old netminder has notched a 6-6-0 mark and a 3.00 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 13 games during his professional debut this season.

--- Right wing Darren Haydar’s power-play strike on Sunday was his seventh of the season and his 81st man-advantage marker in the last six seasons; Chicago ranks fifth in the AHL with a 20.5 power-play rating (64 of 312).

--- The Wolves have been perfect on the penalty kill in four of their last seven games, which includes thwarting all four of Manitoba’s power-play chances on Sunday; Chicago ranks 29th in the league with a 77.6 percent efficiency rating on the penalty kill overall this season (243 of 313).


--- For the 15th straight season, the Wolves will wear special St. Patrick’s Day jerseys, presented by Jewel-Osco, at home games on Fri., March 11; Sat., March 19; and Sun., March 20. Fans can bid on the green jerseys worn by their favorite players in a silent auction, with the exception of three, which will be available in a raffle. Proceeds will benefit Easter Seals and Chicago Wolves Charities. For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Sun., March 6
(at) Chicago 3, Manitoba 1
--- The Wolves built a 3-0 lead and held on to collect an 3-2 victory over the Manitoba Moose at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Darren Haydar, Tim Miller and Jason Krog provided the offense
--- Goaltender Edward Pasquale made 29 saves in his first appearance since Jan. 29

Sat., March 5
(at) Peoria 6, Chicago 5 (SO)
--- The Wolves tied the game late in regulation but fell 6-5 in a shootout to the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena
--- Forward Tim Miller (2G, A) led a pack of four Wolves with multiple points, while left wing Andrew Kozek scored in the shootout
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 32 shots in regulation and overtime and two of four attempts in the shootout

Fri., March 4
Milwaukee 3, (at) Chicago 1
--- The Wolves fell behind early and never recovered as the Milwaukee Admirals slipped by with a 3-1 victory at the Allstate Arena
--- Defenseman Arturs Kulda potted the lone goal for Chicago
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino made 16 saves on 19 shots

Tue., March 1
(at) Peoria 6, Chicago 5 (OT)
--- The Wolves rallied from a 3-0 first period deficit but dropped a 6-5 overtime decision to the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena
--- Forwards Darren Haydar, Kip Brennan and Andre Deveaux and defensemen Arturs Kulda and Noah Welch tallied goals
--- Goaltender Chris Carrozzi made 21 saves in his AHL debut