1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE
Friday, Jan. 3
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)
• 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
• 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.
#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
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
The 21-year-old foward shares
the team lead with 11 goals,
16 assists, and 27 points in 27
games with Grand Rapids this
The Kosice, Slovakia, native
has also appeared in seven NHL
outings with Detroit, posting
three points (2G, A).