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CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE
Saturday, Oct. 26
Team Record: 3-3-0-1
Last Game: 4-5 SOL at Iowa (Oct. 24)
Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 1-3 Home Loss (April 21)
Team Record: 2-2-1-1
Last Game: 5-0 L vs. Charlotte (Oct. 25)
Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 3-1 Road Win (April 21)
• Tonight’s tilt marks the first of 10 meetings between the Wolves and
reigning Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins.
• The Wolves lost seven of eight matchups to the Griffins last season
despite six of the eight games being one-goal affairs and four of the
eight meetings extending past regualtion (1-3-3-1).
• Chicago enters tonight’s game at the .500 mark through seven
games this season (3-3-0-1) after dropping a 5-4 shootout decision at
Iowa in its last outing on Thursday.
• Four Wolves skaters matched a season-best +2 plus/minus rating on
Thursday (Cannone, Chorney, Harper, Shields).
• The club has lit the lamp first in all three of its wins, while it has surrendered the opening marker in each of its four losses.
• Chicago has surrendered four goals in its three victories, while it
has allowed 18 goals in its four defeats.
• Four Chicago defensemen have scored goals in the first seven
games this season (Hakanpaa, Oberg, Regner, Shields); it took the
team 12 games last year to see four rear guards dent the net.
By The Numbers
1 - Number of power-play goals the Wolves have surrendered in
their last five games; Chicago has posted an 90.9% efficiency rating
on the penalty kill this season (30 of 33).
4 - Number of goals the Wolves bagged on Thursday, a season-high;
prior to Thursday the team was averaging 2.33 goals per game.
5 - Number of Wolves skaters that notched multiple points on
Thursday at Iowa; Aucoin, Harper, and Shields tallied a goal and an
assist, while Andronov and Porter dished out two helpers.
Follow The Action
Tonight’s game begins 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.
#7 DAVID SHIELDS
#13 GUSTAV NYQUIST
David Shields recorded 2 points
(G, A) on Thursday which
marked his first AHL multiple
point outing in his 114th league
Gustav Nyquist has had a strong
start to the 2013-14 season,
leading the Griffins with 7 points
(3G, 4A) in SIX games.
The 22-year-old has bagged two
goals in his last four tilts after
not denting the net in his first
110 AHL outings.
The Rochester, N.Y., native
accrued five assists and 41
penalty minutes in 59 AHL
games with Peoria last season.
The 24-year-old split last season
between Grand Rapids and the
Detroit Red Wings; he bagged 6
points (3G, 3A) in 22 NHL games
and 60 points (23G, 37A) in 58
He also began the 2013 playoffs
with Detroit before joining Grand
Rapids in time to help the
Griffins win Calder Cup.