01-15 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape


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01-15 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Wednesday, Jan. 15 6 p.m. Van Andel Arena Team Record: 25-10-1-2 Last Game: 4-1 W vs. Iowa (Jan. 11) Season Series: 3-3-0-0 Last Meeting: 3-1 Home Win (Jan. 3) Team Record: 20-13-1-2 Last Game: 2-1 W at Milwaukee (Jan. 11) Season Series: 3-3-0-0 Last Meeting: 1-3 Road Loss (Jan. 3) Storylines • Tonight marks the seventh of 10 meetings between the Wolves and Griffins this season and their 111th all-time regular-season matchup. • Ten of the last 14 contests between the clubs dating back to last season have been decided by a single tally. • Tonight’s tilt marks the third of eight road games, and second of three in Grand Rapids, for the Wolves in the month of January. • The Wolves defeated the Milwaukee Admirals 2-1 Saturday night at the Bradley Center for their third straight win; the team has won eight of its last 10 tilts (8-1-1-0) and has lost once in regulation since Dec. 15. • Chicago has gained 35 out of a possible 52 points since Nov. 1; the club sits with 43 points and a 20-13-1-2 record through 36 games this season. • Ten of Chicago’s 20 victories this season have come on enemy ice and its .605 road winning percentage is the third-best in the Western Conference (10-6-1-2). By The Numbers 2.42- Goals-against average for Chicago on the road this year, which ranks second in the AHL; only Albany (2.41) has given up fewer goals per game on the road than the Wolves. 101- Number of second-period goals the Wolves (48) and Griffins 11- Number of points center KEITH AUCOIN has scored in his last (53)have combined for this season; both teams have allowed only 28 middle-frame markers this year. nine games after missing nine games due to injury. Follow The Action Tonight’s game begins at 6 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 #15 MITCH CALLAHAN Jake Allen stopped 25 of 26 shots on Saturday to extend his personal win streak to five games, which matches a career-high; he has posted a 1.40 goals-against average and .943 save percentage during that span. Mitch Callahan has bagged two goals and three points in his last three tilts. Goaltender The 23-year-old was named to his second AHL All-Star team on Jan. 9. Allen has posted a 2-0-0 mark and a 2.01 goals-against average against Grand Rapids this year. Right wing The 22-year-old forward paces Grand Rapids with 15 markers and shares fourth on the club with 21 points while appearing in all 38 games this year. The Whittier, Calf., native has not scored a point in six tries against Chicago this year. He is one of two players who has played in all six games against the Wolves and not scored.