12-27 Lake Erie Tale of the Tape

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12-27 Lake Erie Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Friday, Dec. 27 6:30 p.m. Quicken Loans Team 14-11-0-3 Team Record: 15-12-0-2 Arena Last Game: 3-2Record:Rochester (Dec. 21) W vs. Last Game: 2-1 OTW vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 22) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 2-5 Home Loss (April 19) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 5-2 Road Win (April 19) Storylines • Tonight marks the first of four meetings between the Wolves and Monsters this season and the 21st all-time matchup between the clubs. • The Wolves have posted a 7-3-0-0 all-time mark against the Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena, which includes victories in each of their last four trips to Cleveland. • Chicago has averaged 4.20 goals per game in its 20 all-time contests against Lake Erie. • Despite Chicago outscoring Lake Erie 16-7 in four games last year, the Monsters outshot the Wolves in all four tilts (132-100). • The Wolves notched their third straight victory on Sunday, a 2-1 overtime triumph over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena. • Tonight’s tilt marks the first of two games in less than a 18-hour span in Cleveland for the Wolves; the team looks to end a two-game slide on the road. • Eight of Chicago’s 15 victories this season have come on enemy ice and its .600 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the Western Conference (8-5-0-2). By The Numbers 38- Number of shots by which the Wolves have outshot their opponents during their three-game win streak (105-67), all of which have been by double digits. 4- Number of consecutive games right wing MARK MANCARI has scored a goal in. 0- Number of three-in-three sets the Wolves have played this season prior to this weekend; Chicago will play Lake Erie tonight and Saturday before returning home to host Charlotte on Sunday. Follow The Action Tonight’s game begins at 6:30 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 #29 KEITH AUCOIN #30 SAMI AITTOKALLIO Keith Aucoin potted the game winning goal 27 seconds into overtime on Sunday and has tallied 2 points (G, A) in two games back from injury after missing nine games from Nov. 24 to Dec. 20. Goaltender Sami Aittokallio has started four of the last five games for the Monsters, posting a 2-1-1 mark with a 1.92 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in those tilts. The 35-year-old forward’s marker on Sunday moved him into eighth place on the AHL’s all-time scoring list with 822 points (235G, 587A) in 726 career AHL outings. The 21-year-old netminder has earned a 7-4-2 record and 2.49 goals-against average in 14 matchups this season. Center Goaltender The Tampere, Finland, native faced the Wolves twice last year and allowed 9 goals on 40 shots.

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