Chicago has won six of its last seven contests after suffering through a season-high five-game winless streak; the Wolves rank seventh in the Western Conference with 34 points (15-10-1-3), but hold at least one game in hand on everyone ahead of them in the standings except the Milwaukee Admirals.
The Wolves play six of their remaining eight games in December against Midwest Division foes; Chicago, which has posted a 7-6-0-1 mark against divisional foes this year, shares third place in the Midwest Division with 26 points (11-9-1-3) and holds at least one game in hand on everyone except Milwaukee.
The Wolves play eight of their remaining 11 games in December against Midwest Division foes; Chicago, which sits in fourth place in the Midwest Division with 22 points (9-8-1-3), has posted a 6-5-0-1 mark against divisional opponents this season.
The Wolves posted a 6-3-0-0 record (.667) during the month of November after opening the 2011-12 season with a 3-4-0-2 mark in October; Darren Haydar paced the team with 9 assists and 12 points in November, while Kevin Connauton and Nathan Longpre shared first with 4 goals.
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.
The Wolves have won three straight contests to move above the .500 mark for the first time this season (6-5-0-2); Chicago, which has won four of its last five outings, wraps up a five-game road trip Friday at Milwaukee before returning home for a game against San Antonio on Saturday.
The Wolves have surrendered just 13 goals in their last seven outings, which includes holding their opponents to one or fewer markers in four of those outings; Chicago is averaging 2.45 goals-against this year, which ranks fifth in the AHL.