21 November 2011

Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 21

Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves


Wed., Nov. 23*
at Texas Stars
Cedar Park Center
7:30 p.m.

LotteryCupSat., Nov. 26^
vs. Peoria Rivermen#
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 27*
vs. Peoria Rivermen#
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

#Illinois Lottery Cup


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The Wolves season-high, four-game winning streak was snapped by a 4-3 loss to San Antonio on Saturday at the Allstate Arena; Chicago, which has won its last four tilts on enemy ice, hits the road for a contest against the Texas Stars on Wednesday.


--- Darren Haydar: Paced the Wolves with 3 assists and 5 points in two games last week ... Ranks first on Chicago and shares eighth in the AHL with 19 points (7G, 12A) in 15 games this season ... Paces the team and shares 11th in the league with 12 assists and leads Chicago with seven goals this year ... Is 7 points shy of becoming the 22nd player in AHL history to record 700 career points ... Ranked second on the Wolves and fourth in the AHL with 74 points (27G, 47A) in 77 games last season ... Named to the 2011 AHL Second All-Star Team

--- Kevin Connauton: Notched a goal and an assist in two games last week and has posted 3 goals and 4 points during a current three-game point streak ... Ranks first among Wolves defensemen and second among AHL blueliners with 5 goals and ranks first among Wolves rear guards with 9 points in 15 games this season ... Shared first among Manitoba Moose defensemen with 11 goals and ranked third among team blueliners with 23 points in 73 outings during his professional debut last season

--- Mark Mancari: Collected a season-high 3 points (G, 2A) on Friday ... Ranks second on the Wolves with 5 assists and 9 points (4G, 5A) in 15 games this season ... His 4 goals share third on the squad ... Ranked fifth in the AHL with a career-high 32 goals and shared 14th in the league with 64 points in 56 games with the Portland Pirates last season ... Skated in 20 National Hockey League contests with the Buffalo Sabres last year, recording 7 assists and 8 points ... Named to the 2011 AHL First All-Star Team

--- Mike Duco: Tallied 2 goals in two games last week and has registered a marker in three consecutive outings, which matches a career-best ... Shares third on the Wolves with 4 goals and sixth with 6 points in 15 games this season ... Set professional career-highs with 20 goals and 31 points in 67 outings with the Rochester Americans last season ... He paced the Americans with 20 goals and ranked seventh on the squad with 31 points ... Accrued 10 penalty minutes in two NHL outings with Florida last year.


--- Chicago has lit the lamp 19 times in its last four outings after scoring 19 goals in its previous nine matchups; the Wolves are 4-0-0-0 when scoring four or more goals in a game this season.

--- Chicago has killed off 45 of its opponents’ last 48 man-advantage chances since allowing three power-play goals in three chances on Oct. 14 at Milwaukee, a span of 12 games; the Wolves, who have been perfect on the penalty kill in nine of their last 12 outings, rank fourth in the AHL with a 87.3 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (55 of 63).

--- Forward Anton Rodin notched his first AHL multiple-point outing on Saturday (G, A); the 21-year-old forward has tallied 3 points (2G, A) in eight games during his North American debut this season.

--- The Wolves surrendered four goals for the first time in eight games on Saturday and it marked just the fourth time in 15 games this season the team has allowed four or more markers; Chicago is averaging 2.53 goals-against this year, which ranks fifth in the AHL.

--- Defenseman Mark Matheson paces the Wolves and shares second in the AHL with a +12 plus/minus rating; the 27-year-old blueliner has recorded a +10 rating in his last five outings and has posted a plus or even rating in 10 of his 12 games this season.


--- The Wolves have scored a power-play goal in five consecutive games (six of 24) after they failed to score on the man-advantage in their previous five outings (zero of 20); Chicago shares 21st in the AHL with an 15.3 efficiency rating on the power-play this season (11 of 72).


Sat., Nov. 19
San Antonio 4, (at) Chicago 3
--- The Wolves four-game winning streak came to an end with a 4-3 loss to the San Antonio Rampage at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Darren Haydar, Anton Rodin and Mike Duco registered tallies for the Wolves
--- Goaltender Eddie Lack turned aside 22 of 26 shots in his first action since Nov. 3

Fri., Nov. 18
Chicago 6, (at) Milwaukee 3
--- The Wolves opened a 5-0 lead and held on for a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley Center
--- Right wings Darren Haydar and Mark Mancari posted a goal and two assists each to pace the Wolves offense
--- Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 31 shots