12-11 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape


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12-11 Grand Rapids Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Wednesday, Dec. 11 6 p.m. Van Andel Arena Team Record: 17-4-1-1 Last Game: 3-1 Win vs. Rochester (Dec. 7) Season Series: 2-1-0-0 Last Meeting: 2-1 Road Win (Nov. 23) Team Record: 11-10-0-2 Last Game: 5-4 W (SO) vs. Oklahoma City (Dec. 8) Season Series: 1-2-0-0 Last Meeting: 1-2 Home Loss (Nov. 23) Storylines • Tonight marks the fourth of 10 meetings between the Wolves and Griffins this season and their 108th all-time regular-season matchup. • Nine of the last 11 contests between the clubs dating back to last season were decided by a single tally. • Beginning tonight, the Wolves will play three games in four days, all of which will be played on the road. • Seven of Chicago’s 11 victories this season have come on enemy ice and its .667 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the Western Conference (7-3-0-2). • The Wolves earned their first shootout win in three tries Sunday, a 5-4 decision over the Oklahoma City Barons at Allstate Arena. • Sunday’s victory marked the first time this season Chicago has come back to win a game when trailing after 40 minutes of play (1-8-0-0); the Wolves have posted a 4-47-5-1 record when heading to the third period with a deficit dating back to the start of 2011-12 with three of the four wins coming in shootouts. By The Numbers 4 - Number of one-goal games the Wolves and Griffins played inside Van Andel Arena last season; Chicago was on the losing end three of those four contests, but two of those defeats were decided in overtime (1-1-2-0). 12 - Number of points right wing TY RATTIE has accumulated over 3 - Number of assists center COREY LOCKE dished out on Sunday, a his last 14 tilts, which includes a two-goal performance on Sunday. season-high and his first three-assist night since Dec. 26, 2010. 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 #22 DMITRIJ JASKIN #34 PETR MRAZEK Dmitrij Jaskin enters tonight’s game on a two-game scoreless streak. He has not been held without a point in three straight games this year. Petr Mrazek enters tonight’s tilt on a personal nine-game winning streak. Left wing The 20-year-old rookie forward has posted 5 goals and 9 points in 12 games since returning from injury on Nov. 7. The Russian-born Czech Republic native played on the same national team as Griffins netminder Petr Mrazek at the 2012 World Junior Championships Goaltender The 23-year-old netminder has appeared in six of the Griffins last seven games, including a 2-1 win over Chicago on Nov. 23. The Ostrava, Czech Republic, native has accrued a 1.56 goalsagainst average and .946 save percentage during his ninegame winning streak.