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01-03 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

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01-03 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

01-03 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

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  • 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Friday, Jan. 3 6 p.m. Van Andel Arena Team Record: 22-8-1-2 Last Game: 1-3 L vs. Toronto (Dec. 31) Season Series: 2-3-0-0 Last Meeting: 2-3 Road Loss (Dec. 21) Team Record: 17-12-1-2 Last Game: 4-3 W vs. Charlotte (Dec. 29) Season Series: 3-2-0-0 Last Meeting: 3-2 Home Win (Dec. 21) Storylines • Tonight marks the sixth of 10 meetings between the Wolves and Griffins this season and their 110th all-time regular-season matchup. • Ten of the last 13 contests between the clubs dating back to last season have been decided by a single tally. • The Wolves closed out 2013 with a 4-3 victory over the Charlotte Checkers on Sunday at the Allstate Arena; the team has won five of its last six tilts (5-0-1-0) and has not lost in regulation since Dec. 14. • Chicago posted a 7-3-1-0 mark in December and gained 29 out of a possible 44 points in November and December combined; the club sits with 37 points and a 17-12-1-2 record through 32 games this season. • Tonight’s tilt marks the first of eight road games for the Wolves in the month of January. • Nine of Chicago’s 17 victories this season have come on enemy ice and its .618 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the Western Conference (9-5-1-2). By The Numbers 3- Number of games the Wolves will play over the next 48 hours, all of which will be played against Midwest Division opponents; Chicago begins a stretch of five straight games against divisional foes tonight and is 8-5-0-2 against its division this year. 1- Number of points right wing MARK MANCARI is shy of becoming 2- Number of points center KEITH AUCOIN sits from taking over the the 87th player in AHL history to notch 500 career points. seventh spot on the AHL’s all-time scoring list with 830 points. Follow The Action Tonight’s game begins at 6 p.m. and can be seen on The U-Too (WCIU-DT 26.2). U-Too also can be found on XFinity’s Chs. 248 and 360, RCN’s Ch. 35 and WOW’s Ch. 170. The game can also be streamed on www.ahllive.com. Those away from a TV or computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play. PLAYER SPOTLIGHT #22 DMITRIJ JASKIN #28 TOMAS JURKO Dmitirj Jaskin returns to the Wolves lineup tonight after spending 11 days in the NHL with St. Louis. Tomas Jurko leads the Griffins with 4 assists and 6 points in four games against the Wolves this season. Left wing The 20-year-old forward appeared in four games with the Blues and scored his first career NHL goal against the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 28. Jaskin has tallied 4 points (2G, 2A) in his last three AHL tilts and ranks fourth on Chicago with 17 points (9G, 8A) in 20 contests Right wing The 21-year-old foward shares the team lead with 11 goals, 16 assists, and 27 points in 27 games with Grand Rapids this season. The Kosice, Slovakia, native has also appeared in seven NHL outings with Detroit, posting three points (2G, A).

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