Wolves Weekly Press Notes for March 18 Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
18 March 2013

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for March 18


Fri., March 22^
vs. Toronto Marlies
Allstate Arena
7:30 p.m.

Sat., March 23*
at Peoria Rivermen$
Carver Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., March 24+
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

*CN 100
^My 50
+U Too
$Illinois Lottery Cup
#Amtrak Rivalry


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The Wolves have played eight consecutive one-goal games, posting a 2-4-0-2 mark; Chicago had a streak of 10 straight one-goal games earlier this season from Dec. 8 to Jan. 5 (5-3-1-1) and it has had 36 of its tilts this year be decided by a single tally (16-11-5-4).


--- Nicklas Jensen: Bagged two power-play goals in three games last week, his first markers since being assigned to the Wolves on March 8 ... Has skated in five contests overall with Chicago this year ... Began the season with AIK of the Swedish Elite League, where he paced AIK with 17 goals and shared fourth on the team with 23 points in 50 games ... His 17 markers paced league rookies and shared 11th overall in the circuit

--- Kevin Connauton: Potted the only goal for the Wolves on Sunday after collecting an assist on Friday ... He has earned 2 goals and 3 points in his last four tilts ... Ranks second among team blueliners with 18 assists and 23 points in 54 outings this year ... His five goals share first among Chicago defensemen

--- Brad Hunt: Saw his three-game assist streak snapped on Sunday ... Has dished out 4 helpers in his last six outings ... Ranks second on the team with 25 assists and third with 27 points in 50 games this season ... His 25 assists share third among AHL rookie blueliners while his 27 points hold fifth among league first-year defensemen

--- Darren Archibald: Notched a power-play strike on Friday, becoming the eighth Wolves player to reach double digits in goals ... Has tallied 7 points (4G, 3A) in nine games during the month of March ... Registered 10 goals, including four on the power play, and 17 points in 39 games this season ... He also accrued 13 points (6G, 7A) in 18 ECHL games with Kalamazoo this season before joining Chicago on Nov. 26


--- The Wolves have posted a 3-5-1-1 mark in their last 10 outings, but still hold the seventh spot in the Western Conference playoff standings; Chicago sits in second place in the Midwest Division with 67 points in 59 tilts (29-21-5-4); the team’s 59 games are tied for the fewest-played in the AHL and it holds at least two games in hand on nine of the other 14 teams in the Western Conference.

--- The Wolves have surrendered just five power-play goals in their last 15 road games (46 of 51); Chicago holds the league’s fourth-best penalty kill percentage on the road at 85.9 percent, but it shares 25th overall in the league with a with a 81.3 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (178 of 219).

--- Chicago has lit the lamp with the man-advantage in five of its last seven tilts, which includes matching a season-high two power-play strikes on Friday at Rockford; the Wolves share 11th in the league with a 17.7 conversion rate on the power play this year (41 of 231).

--- Defenseman Jeremy Price made his AHL debut on Friday and notched his first professional point in Sunday; the 22-year-old blueliner signed an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO) with Chicago on March 12 after he wrapped up his four-year collegiate career at Colgate University.


--- The Wolves will host their 13th Skates Mates Kids Club party, exclusively for members, at the Allstate Arena tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kids Club members will have the opportunity to meet their favorite players, get a tour of the Wolves locker room and get the chance to try on hockey equipment. For more information, or to sign up, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Sunday, March 17
Rockford 2, (at) Chicago 1
--- The Wolves could only muster one goal and allowed two power-play strikes as the Rockford IceHogs earned a 2-1 Illinois Lottery Cup contest at the Allstate Arena
--- Defenseman Kevin Connauton posted the lone tally for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie stopped 28 of 30 shots

Friday, March 15
(at) Rockford 4, Chicago 3
--- The Wolves saw a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes turn into a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Rockford IceHogs in an Illinois Lottery Cup tilt at the MetroCentre
--- Forwards Nicklas Jensen, Andrew Gordon, and Darren Archibald potted tallies for Chicago
--- Goaltender Joe Cannata posted 25 saves

Wednesday, March 13
(at) Grand Rapids 3, Chicago 2 (OT)
--- The Wolves knotted the score at two with under four minutes remaining in regulation, but Grand Rapids scored 18 seconds into overtime to escape with a 3-2 win at Van Andel Arena
--- Forwards Jordan Schroeder and Nicklas Jensen scored for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie posted 21 saves