17 October 2011

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Oct. 17

Left wing Matt Clackson's teammates skate over to celebrate his first goal of the season during the home opener at the Allstate Arena. Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

THIS WEEK:


illinois_lottery_cup_logoFri., Oct. 21^
vs. Rockford IceHogs#
Allstate Arena
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 22*
at Rockford IceHogs#
BMO Harris Bank Center
7 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 23*
at Peoria Rivermen#
Carver Arena
7 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100
^NBC NonStop
#Illinois Lottery Cup

ALL GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO, NBC NONSTOP OR COMCAST NETWORK 100 ON XFINITY TV FROM COMCAST

Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

NBC NonStop can be found on Comcast Channel 341, WOW Channel 130 or RCN Channel 50.


OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR


The Wolves have scored just 7 goals in four games to start the season; Chicago has earned points in just nine games when scoring two or fewer goals in a contest, dating back to last season (5-26-1-3).


WOLVES HEADLINES


--- Mark Mancari: Recorded his first multiple-point game of the season on Friday (2A) ... Shares first on the team with 2 assists and 3 points in four games this season ... 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 NHL contests with the Buffalo Sabres last year, recording 7 assists and 8 points ... Named to the 2011 AHL First All-Star Team

--- Darren Haydar: Bagged his first goal of the season on Friday ... Shares first on the team with 2 assists and 3 points in four games this season ... Tallied at least one point in 143 of his 205 career games with the Wolves ... 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 Doell: Held scoreless on Saturday after collecting 3 points (G, 2A) during a three-game point streak to start the season ... Shares first on the team with 2 assists and 3 points in four games this season ... Moved into sixth place on Chicago’s all-time games played list with his 362nd game played on Saturday and ranks 12th on Chicago’s all-time scoring register with 172 points (70G, 102A), spanning seven seasons (2003-2008; 2009-10; 2011-12) ... Ranked first on Tappara Tampere with 18 goals and 38 points in 58 Finnish League contests last season

--- Eddie Lack: Surrendered just 7 goals in three starts despite being winless this season (0-1-2) ... Shared first among AHL rookies and tied for fourth overall in the league with 28 victories and ranked seventh in the circuit with a 2.26 goals-against average in 53 outings with the Manitoba Moose last season ... Posted a 28-21-4 record and shared fourth in the league with a .926 save percentage during his AHL debut ... Named to the 2011 AHL All-Rookie Team


WOLF TRACKS


--- The Wolves are one of three teams in the AHL yet to register a win this season; Chicago has opened the season winless through four games for the first time in franchise history (0-2-0-2).

--- Left wing Matt Clackson potted his first goal as a member of the Wolves in his fourth game with the team on Saturday, matching his 2010-11 goal total in 62 games with Adirondack.

--- The Wolves have scored a power-play strike in two of their first four outings this season (three of 22); Chicago ranked fifth in the AHL with a 20.6 efficiency rating on the power-play last year (76 of 369) and its 20.6 rating was the second highest in franchise history, trailing only the 2007-08 squad’s 20.8 rating (107 of 515).

--- Chicago has been perfect on the penalty kill in two of its first four outings this season (14 of 19); the Wolves ranked 29th in the league with an 77.7 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (290 of 373) last season.

--- Chicago allowed a season-low 24 shots on goal Saturday after surrendering 30 or more shots in each of its first three outings.

--- The Wolves have played to a shootout twice this season, which includes Saturday’s home opener (0-2); Chicago has notched a 30-35 (.462) mark in the shootout round since the AHL began using the format in 2004-05.


SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK


--- The Wolves will be collecting new school supplies for the Sue Duncan Children’s Center at games on Fri., October 28, and Sat., October 29. Each person who donates an item will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 merchandise credit. For more information, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


WOLVES REWIND (0-1-0-1)


Sat., Oct. 15
Milwaukee 3, (at) Chicago 2 (SO)
--- The Wolves and Milwaukee Admirals battled into a shootout, with the Admirals earning a 3-2 win before a crowd of 11,321 in the Wolves home opener at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Matt Clackson and Victor Oreskovich scored in regulation for Chicago, while forwards Darren Haydar and Jordan Schroeder converted in the shootout
--- Goaltender Eddie Lack turned aside 21 of 23 shots in regulation and overtime and one of five attempts in the shootout

Fri., Oct. 14
(at) Milwaukee 4, Chicago 2
--- The Wolves pulled within one halfway through the third period but could not find the equalizer and dropped a 4-2 decision to the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley Center
--- Forwards Darren Haydar and Jordan Schroeder scored power-play goals for Chicago
--- Goaltender Eddie Lack recorded 31 saves on 34 shots