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10-18 Rockford Tale of the Tape

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10-18 Rockford Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Friday, Oct. 18 7:30 p.m. Allstate Arena Team Record: 2-2-0-0 Last Game: 2-4 L vs. San Antonio (Oct. 13) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 3-7 Road Loss (April 12) Team Record: 2-2-0-0 Last Game: 1-5 L at Lake Erie (Oct. 12) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 7-3 Home Win (April 12) Storylines • Tonight’s tilt marks the first of 12 Illinois Lottery Cup contests between the Wolves and IceHogs. • Rockford won the Illinois Lottery Cup last season, narrowly edging Chicago and the Peoria Rivermen. • The Wolves have outscored the IceHogs 111-81 in 32 all-time regular-season contests at the Allstate Arena, and have dropped just nine regulation decisions against Rockford in Rosemont (21-9-0-2). • After opening the 2013-14 season with four games against West Division foes, the Wolves play their next four games against Midwest Division opponents starting tonight with Rockford. • The Wolves have alternated wins and losses to open their 2013-14 campaign; Chicago has surrendered one goal in both of its victories, while it has allowed four goals in each of its two defeats. • Chicago forwards DMITRIJ JASKIN and YANNICK VEILLEUX were teammates with Rockford defenseman Phillip Danault on the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats last season. By The Numbers 71 - Number of saves goaltender JAKE ALLEN has recorded on 73 shots in two games this season. 4 - Number of consecutive games center KEITH AUCION has begun the year without a point; the last time the 34-year-old veteran was held without a point in four consecutive AHL tilts was Nov. 1-8, 2008. 58 - Number of shots Chicago allowed to Rockford in their final meeting of the 2012-13 campaign, which was the most ever surrendered by the franchise. Follow The Action Tonight’s game begins at 7:30 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 #24 MARK MANCARI #17 JIMMY HAYES Mark Mancari has potted a marker in each of the last two games and 3 points overall. Third-year pro Jimmy Hayes has skated in one game with the IceHogs after he was assigned to Rockford on Oct. 11; he began the season on the roster of the Chicago Blackhawks. Right Wing The 28-year-old paced the Rochester Americans with 22 goals, 39 assists, and 61 points last season while appearing in all 76 games. The London, Ontario, native spent the 2011-12 campaign with the Wolves, where he paced Chicago with 30 goals and 58 points in 69 contests. Right Wing The 23-year-old forward set career-bests with 25 goals and 45 points in 67 tilts with Rockford last year. The Dorchester, Mass., native has posted 13 points (6G, 7A) in 43 career NHL games with the Blackhawks from 2011-present.

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