11-16 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape


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11-16 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Saturday, Nov. 16 7 p.m. Allstate Arena Team Record: 10-3-1-1 Last Game: 5-3 W vs. Rockford (Nov. 15) Season Series: 1-0-0-0 Last Meeting: 3-2 Road Win (Oct. 26) Team Record: 8-6-0-1 Last Game: 4-3 W at Milwaukee (Nov. 15) Season Series: 0-1-0-0 Last Meeting: 2-3 Home Loss (Oct. 26) Storylines • Tonight marks the second of 10 meetings between the Wolves and Griffins this season and their 106th all-time regular-season matchup. • Seven of the last nine contests between the clubs dating back to last season were decided by a single tally. • The Wolves and Griffins combined for 18 goals in a 10-8 Wolves loss in their Nov. 27, 2010 tilt, the most scored in an AHL game since 1996. • The Wolves won their fourth straight tilt Friday night when they defeated the Milwaukee Admirals, 4-3; the team’s current four-game winning streak marks the first time it has won three in a row since Oct. 13-19, 2013, a span of 87 AHL tilts. • The Wolves play their first home game in 20 days Saturday night after posting a 5-1-0-0 mark on their six-game road trip; the club has just won once at home and are currently in a four-game slid at Allstate Arena. • Left wing DMITRIJ JASKIN recorded his first AHL multiple-point outing Friday night (G, A) and fired off 10 shots on goal; he has earned three points (G, 2A) and 22 shots since returning from injury. By The Numbers 3 - Number of first period goals the Wolves scored Friday night after bagging six first-frame tallies in their previous 14 matchups. 12 - Number of points tallied by center COREY LOCKE in 14 games +6 - Plus/minus rating of right wing SHANE HARPER, which leads this season, which paces the Wolves; he sealed Chicago’s win Friday night with an empty-net tally. the Wolves; the 24-year-old forward snapped a three-game scoreless skid with an assist Friday night. 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 #10 CHRIS PORTER #13 GUSTAV NYQUIST Chris Porter notched his first goal as a member of the Wolves Friday night, a short-handed strike to open scoring against Milwaukee. Gustav Nyquist enters tonight’s game tied for fourth in the AHL with 20 points (7G, 13A) in 14 outings this season. Right wing Right wing The 29-year-old forward has tallied 2 points (G, A) in two games since rejoining Chicago on Nov. 11. The 24-year-old forward dished out 3 assists against Rockford on Friday and has 10 points (2G, 8A) in six games during November. The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native has racked up 6 points (G, 5A) in nine games with the Wolves this year and has also skated in two NHL tilts with St. Louis. The Halmstad, Sweden, native collected a helper in the Griffins 3-2 win over Chicago on Oct. 26.