11-01 Oklahoma City Tale of the Tape


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11-01 Oklahoma City Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Friday, Nov. 1 7 p.m. Cox Convention Team Record: 3-5-0-1 Team Center Last Game: 2-4 LRecord: 4-5-0-1 (Oct. 26) Last Game: 0-5 L vs. Charlotte (Oct. 27) at San Antonio Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 2-5 Road Loss (April 7) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 5-2 Home Win (April 7) Storylines • Today’s tilt marks the first of four meetings between the Wolves and Oklahoma City Barons. • The Wolves grabbed six out of a possible eight points in last year’s season series between the two clubs (3-1-0-0). • Tonight’s tilt kicks off the Wolves annual circus road trip; the club will play six games in four cities over the next 15 days before returning home on Nov. 16. • Chicago enters tonight’s contest having dropped three games in a row and five of its last six outings overall (1-4-0-1); the team has earned a 3-5-0-1 mark nine tilts into the 2013-14 campaign. • The Wolves posted a 3-5-0-1 record and .389 winning percentage during the month of October, which marks their third-lowest winning percentage during the first month of the season in franchise history; the 2002-03 squad (1-4-1-1, .286 winning percentage in October) and the 2009-10 team (3-6-0-1, .350) both went on to win more than 43 games and make the playoffs in their respective seasons. • The Wolves saw their first player recall happen on Thursday when CHRIS PORTER was recalled by St. Louis. By The Numbers 363 - Number of games (including playoffs) Wolves head coach JOHN ANDERSON and Barons head coach Todd Nelson coached together from 2006-08 (Wolves) and 2008-10 (Atlanta Thrashers); the duo won the Calder Cup together with the Wolves in 2008. 10 - Number of goals the Wolves have outscored the Barons the last six games the teams have met. 4 - Number of consecutive periods Chicago has failed to dent the net; the club is scoring just 2.22 goals per game this year. 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. PLAYER SPOTLIGHT #35 JAKE ALLEN #29 BRAD HUNT Jake Allen has posted a 3-0-1 record, 1.47 goals-against average, and a .956 save percentage in four career starts at Cox Convention Center. Barons blueliner Brad Hunt began his professional career with the Wolves. Goaltender The 23-year-old has stopped 130 of 136 shots he faced in Oklahoma City and allowed just one marker in his lone shootout defeat. The Fredericton, N.B., native has earned a 3-2-1 mark, 2.79 goalsagainst average and .918 save percentage in six starts this year. Defenseman The 25-year-old joined Chicago after his senior year at Bemidji State in the spring of 2012 and then skated in 65 outings during the 2012-13 regular season. The Maple Ridge, British Columbia, native registered 33 assists and 38 points in 79 regular-season outings with Chicago and added 4 points (G, 3A) in five playoff tilts.