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07 January 2008

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 7

Fri., Jan. 11
at Quad City Flames (16-15-1-5)
I Wireless Center
7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 12
vs. Toronto Marlies (25-6-0-4)
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

ALL GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON COMCAST
To watch or listen to the action live online, log on to www.chicagowolves.com

BAG OF TRICKS

Captain Darren Haydar's three-goal performance in Saturday's 6-3 win over Milwaukee marked the Wolves' fifth hat trick in 35 games this season; Chicago set a franchise record with nine regular-season hat tricks during the 1995-96 season.

WOLVES HEADLINERS

--- Darren Haydar: Notched his third professional hat trick - and first as a member of the Wolves - on Saturday against his former team, the Milwaukee Admirals ... Recorded 12 assists and 17 points in nine games with Chicago this season, six of which have been multi-point efforts ... Accrued his first NHL points (G, 7A) in 16 games with the Atlanta Thrashers from Oct. 11 to Dec. 8 ... Racked up 139 points (46G, 93A) in 82 career contests with Chicago, 12th on the franchise's all-time scoring list

--- Jason Krog: Collected a point in 12 straight games, the longest current streak in the AHL, recording 28 points during that span (7G, 21A) ... Accrued 22 points
(6G, 16A) in the last eight matchups, which includes eight points (2G, 6A) in three games last week ... Leads the league in assists (38) and points (54) ... Registered at least one point in 70 of his 79 career games in a Wolves uniform, bagging 132 (40G, 92A), 14th on the team's all-time scoring list

--- Brett Sterling: Potted two goals and three points in three games last week ... Ranks third in the AHL with a team-leading 21 markers in just 27 contests and shares third on Chicago with 33 points ... Made his NHL debut with the Atlanta Thrashers earlier this season, netting three points (G, 2A) in 10 tilts ... Shares seventh on the franchise's all-time goal scoring list with 76 markers in 104 career outings over two seasons

--- Steve Martins: Matched a season-high with two goals in Saturday's win, his eighth multi-point game of the season and first since Nov. 27 ... Shares third on Chicago with 33 points (13G, 20A) in 34 games ... Netted 13 goals and 39 points in 48 tilts with the Wolves last season

For complete team statistics, click here

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves' .729 winning percentage is second only to the Toronto Marlies (.771) in the Western Conference and third-best overall in the AHL; Chicago and Toronto meet for the first time this season on Saturday at the Allstate Arena.

--- Chicago has won seven of its last nine games and is tied for second in the AHL with 25 wins in 35 games this season.

--- Saturday marked the sixth time this season that Chicago potted at least six goals in a game; the Wolves lead the AHL with an average of 3.91 goals per game, which includes netting at least four markers in 23 of their 35 matchups.

--- The Wolves have bagged a power-play goal in a season-high nine straight games,
racking up 21 of their 45 total goals (46.7 percent) during that span; Chicago leads the AHL with 57 man-advantage markers and ranks second overall in the AHL on the power play at 24.8 percent (57 of 230).

--- Chicago leads the Western Conference and ranks second in the AHL with a .765
winning percentage on home ice, which includes posting victories in four of its last five games at the Allstate Arena.

READ MY MIND

Wolves center and 13-year veteran Steve Martins will visit the Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road, on Tue., Jan. 8 at 7 p.m., as part of the team's "Read to Succeed" program, sponsored by Borders. Members of the squad are in the process of making more than 30 library visits throughout the Chicago area this season for the program, which has reached more than 400,000 children since its inception in 1995.

WOLVES REWIND (2-1-0-0)

Sat., Jan. 5
Chicago 6, (at) Milwaukee 3
--- The Wolves netted three goals in both the second and third periods to hold off the Milwaukee Admirals, 6-3, at the Bradley Center
--- Right wing Darren Haydar recorded a hat trick while forwards Jason Krog (3A), Steve Martins (2G) and Brett Sterling (G, A) also notched multiple points
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 of 30 shots

Fri., Jan. 4
(at) Rockford 5, Chicago 4
--- Chicago fought back to take a 3-2 lead late in the first period before dropping a 5-4 decision to the Rockford IceHogs at the Rockford MetroCentre
--- Center Jason Krog potted two of Chicago's four goals while defenseman Nathan Oystrick collected two assists and three points
--- Netminder Ondrej Pavelec registered 31 saves on 36 shots

Wed., Jan. 2
(at) Chicago 4, Milwaukee 1
--- Chicago reeled off three unanswered goals to snap a 1-1 first-period tie on the way to notching a 4-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena
--- Four different Wolves lit the lamp, with center Jason Krog assisting on three of the tallies for a game-high three points
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec recorded his seventh straight win, collecting 25 saves on 26 shots



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