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10-05 Texas Tale of the Tape

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10-05 Texas Tale of the Tape

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  • 1. Team Record: 1-0-0-0 Last Game: 2-1 W at San Antonio (Oct. 4) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 4-3 Home Win (March 5) Team Record: 0-0-0 Last Game: 3-5 L vs. Rockford (April 20) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 3-4 Road Loss (March 5) Storylines: • Tonight the Wolves look to sweep their opening two-game road trip in the Lone Star State as they battle the Texas Stars. • Chicago opened the 2013-14 campaign with a 2-1 victory over the San Antonio Rampage on Friday. • The win marked Chicago’s second straight opening night victory after dropping its previous five season openers. • The victory also improved head coach JOHN ANDERSON’s opening night record with the Wolves to 9-2-1-0. • Forwards COREY LOCKE and DMITRIJ JASKIN lit the lamp for the Chicago, while goaltender JAKE ALLEN denied 41 of the 42 shots he faced. • The Wolves handed the Stars three regulation defeats last season, while the Stars were tied for the second fewest regulation losses in the league last year (22). • Chicago has enjoyed success at Cedar Park Center since the Stars joined the AHL in 2009-10, earning wins in both its trips last year and a 6-4-1-0 all-time regular-season record in suburban Austin. By The Numbers: 6 - Number shutouts pitched by goaltender MATT CLIMIE last season, which tied Wendell Young’s franchise record; the 30-year- old netminder, who is expected to make the start Saturday night, recorded five of those whitewashes on the road. 1 - Number of goals allowed by Chicago Friday night; twenty-six of the Wolves 37 victories last season came when they held their foes to two goals or fewer. 84 - Jersey number worn by center COREY LOCKE, the first time in club history that number has been worn. Follow The Action: Tonight’s game starts at 7 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. Who To Watch For #10 CHRIS PORTER Left Wing Chris Porter made his Wolves debut against San Antonio Friday night. The 29-year-old forward has accumulated six assists and nine points in 13 all-time games against the Texas Stars. The Thunder Bay, Ont., native was the final cut of St. Louis’ training camp and has posted 24 points (10G, 14A) in 127 career NHL games with the Blues. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Saturday, Oct. 5 7 p.m. #6 JAMIE OLEKSIAK Defenseman 2011 First Round pick Jamie Oleksiak is in his second season with the Stars. The 20-year-old had a stellar rookie campaign last year that saw him skate in 16 NHL tilts with Dallas. He also paced Texas blueliners with 27 helpers and 33 points and shared fourth among AHL rookie d-men with a +19 rating in 59 games. The Toronto native tallied three assists and a +3 rating in his only appearance against Chicago.