10-27 Charlotte Tale of the Tape


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10-27 Charlotte Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Sunday, Oct. 27 3 p.m. Allstate Arena Team Record: 3-4-0-1 Last Game: 2-3 L vs. Grand Rapids (Oct. 26) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 2-1 Home Shootout Win (April 13) Team Record: 3-2-0-1 Last Game: 2-1 SOL at Rockford (Oct. 26) Season Series: 0-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 1-2 Road Shootout Loss (April 13) Storylines • Today’s tilt marks the first of four meetings between the Wolves and Charlotte Checkers. • The Wolves and Checkers both earned five out of a possible eight points in last year’s season series with the Wolves posting a 2-1-1-0 mark. • Today’s tilt against Charlotte marks the final game of Chicago’s October schedule and final home game before the team departs on its annual circus road trip. • The Wolves were clipped by the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday night, their third straight loss at the Allstate Arena and fourth defeat in their last five games overall. • Defenseman DAVID SHIELDS dished out an assist Saturday after he recorded two points (G, A) on Thursday, which marked the first time in his 115-game AHL career he has bagged points in back-to-back games. • Chicago won a season-high 64.1 percent of its faceoffs Saturday night (41 of 64). By The Numbers 6 - Number of penalty shots goaltender MATT CLIMIE has faced and stopped in his AHL career, which includes one on Saturday; Chicago has surrendered just 10 penalty shot goals on 32 attempts. 5 - Number of games COREY LOCKE has notched a point this season; he leads Chicago with 7 points (3G, 4A) in seven games this year. 2 - Number of power-play goals the Wolves have scored in their last two games after scoring two man-advantage markers in their first six outings. Follow The Action Today’s game begins at 3 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 #9 SHANE HARPER #5 MARK FLOOD Shane Harper dished out an assist Saturday night after he collected two points (G, A) on Thursday night, which marked his first three points of the season. Mark Flood enters today’s game leading Charlotte and ranking second among AHL blueliners with 5 goals; he scored the Checkers lone goal on Saturday. Right wing The 24-year-old has skated in each of Chicago’s last three outings after appearing in just one of the team’s first five games. The Valencia, Calf., native also has posted a +3 rating in his last three games. Defenseman The 29-year-old spent the 2012-13 campaign in the KHL with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv; he posted 6 points (G, 5A) in 52 games in Russia. The Charlottetown, PEI, native was teammates with Chicago’s Alexandre Bolduc and Evan Oberg with Manitoba in 2010-11.