11-23 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape


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11-23 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Saturday, Nov. 23 7 p.m. Allstate Arena Team Record: 12-4-1-1 Last Game: 2-1 Win at Iowa (Nov. 22) Season Series: 1-1-0-0 Last Meeting: 3-4 Road Loss (Nov. 16) Team Record: 9-6-0-2 Last Game: 2-3 SOL at Milwaukee (Nov. 22) Season Series: 1-1-0-0 Last Meeting: 4-3 Home Win (Nov. 16) Storylines • Tonight marks the third of 10 meetings between the Wolves and Griffins this season and their 107th all-time regular-season matchup. • The Wolves and Griffins have spilt the previous two meetings this season, both of which were played at the Allstate Arena. • Eight of the last 10 contests between the clubs dating back to last season were decided by a single tally. • The Wolves saw their five-game winning streak end in a 3-2 shootout loss to Milwaukee on Friday; the team has gained points in six straight games (5-0-0-1) for the first time since Feb. 27 to March 7, 2010, a span of 264 outings (4-0-1-1). • Right wing CODY BEACH recorded his first goal as a member of the Wolves and third overall AHL tally on Friday. • The Wolves open a three-game homestand against Grand Rapids tonight; the team will host Iowa on Nov. 27 and Rockford on Nov. 29 to close out their four-game November home schedule. • Just two of Chicago’s nine victories this season have come on home ice, which includes a 4-3 win over Grand Rapids at the Allstate Arena on Nov. 16. By The Numbers 16 - Number of shots the Wolves fired in Friday night’s second period, a season-high for shots in a single frame. 2 - Number of the Wolves 9 power-play goals this season that have 3 - Number of goals center PAT CANNONE has scored this season, been scored against Grand Rapids (two of 11); Chicago is just 9 for 85 on the man-advantage this season (10.6%). two of which have come in the last three games; the 27-year-old pivot has tallied 5 points (3G, 2A) in 16 games this year. 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 #84 COREY LOCKE #28 TOMAS JURKO Corey Locke shares the team lead with 2 assists and 3 points in two games against the Griffins this season. Tomas Jurko enters tonight’s game having scored 5 goals and 6 points in his last four games after scoring his 10th marker of the season in the Griffins 2-1 win over Iowa on Friday. Center The 29-year-old forward saw his three-game point streak snapped against Milwaukee on Friday after collecting 2 goals and 3 points during that span. The Toronto native shares first on Chicago with 5 goals and paces the team with 8 assists and 13 points in 16 games this season. Right wing The 20-year-old forward leads Grand Rapids with 10 goals and ranks second on the squad with 20 points in 18 games this year. The Kosice, Slovakia, native has posted a goal and an assist in both games against Chicago this season.