12-21 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

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12-21 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Saturday, Dec. 21 7 p.m. Allstate Arena Team Record: 21-5-1-1 Last Game: 3-2 OTW vs. Rockford (Dec. 20) Season Series: 2-2-0-0 Last Meeting: 2-4 Home Loss (Dec. 11) Team Record: 13-12-0-2 Last Game: 5-2 W vs. Hamilton (Dec. 18) Season Series: 2-2-0-0 Last Meeting: 4-2 Road Win (Dec. 11) Storylines • Tonight marks the fifth of 10 meetings between the Wolves and Griffins this season and their 109th all-time regular-season matchup. • Nine of the last 12 contests between the clubs dating back to last season were decided by a single tally. • Chicago has handed Grand Rapids two of its five regulation losses this season, with one coming at the Allstate Arena and one coming at Van Andel Arena. • The Wolves snapped a two-game slide with a 5-2 victory over Hamilton on Wednesday at the Allstate Arena. • Chicago has posted a 4-6-0-1 record in its last 11 games after notching a five-game win streak from Nov. 7-16; the club sits with 28 points and a 13-12-0-2 record through 27 games this season. • The Wolves named defenseman TAYLOR CHORNEY team captain for the remainder of the 2013-14 season on Wednesday; center ALEXANDRE BOLDUC and defenseman BRENT REGNER will serve as alternates. By The Numbers 20 - Number of shots the Wolves allowed against Hamilton on Wednesday, a season-low; Chicago has surrendered 29 or fewer shots in nine of its last 10 outings. 74- Number of shots fired by DMITRIJ JASKIN in just 19 games this 11 - Number of consecutive games in which center PAT CANNONE season, which ranks fifth among AHL rookies. has accrued a plus or even rating: he shares the team lead with a +9 plus/minus rating and has been a plus or even rating in 23 of his 26 tilts. 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 #8 TY RATTIE #10 JEFF HOGGAN Ty Rattie bagged 2 first-period tallies on Wednesday to extend his point streak to five games; he has collected 5 goals and 7 points during that span. Griffins captain Jeff Hoggan collected both of Grand Rapids regulation markers in the team’s 3-2 overtime win against Rockford on Friday. Right wing The 20-year-old rookie is the only Wolves forward to have skated in all 27 of Chicago’s games this season and ranks first on the club and is tied for third among AHL rookies with 11 goals and holds second on the squad with 18 points; 17 of his 18 points have come in the last 18 contests. Left wing The 35-year-old veteran winger has posted 4 goals and 8 points in his last six outings, which includes a goal against Chicago on Dec. 11. The Hope, B.C., native has registered 10 goals and 20 points in 24 tilts this year.

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