03 December 2007

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 3

Fri., Dec. 7
at Providence Bruins (17-3-2-0)
Dunkin' Donuts Center
6 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 8
at Manchester Monarchs (8-11-2-1)
Verizon Wireless Arena
6 p.m.

ALL GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON COMCAST
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A BUMP IN THE ROAD

Saturday's 3-2 loss to Iowa marked just the third time this season the Wolves (17-3-1-0) were defeated in regulation. Chicago leads the AHL with a .833 winning percentage, shares first with 17 wins and ranks second with 35 points.

WOLVES HEADLINERS

--- Brett Sterling: Held off the scoresheet in Saturday's loss after netting multiple points in five straight games from Nov. 21 to 29 ... Recorded the fourth hat trick of his two-year professional career on Thursday, which included the overtime-winner ... Paces the Wolves and shares sixth in the AHL with 11 goals and ranks fifth on the team with 18 points in 13 games since being assigned by the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers on Nov. 5

--- Jesse Schultz: Posted points in six straight games (2G, 6A), which matches a team season-high ... Netted his 10th goal of the season on Saturday, second-most on the club and tied for 14th in the AHL ... Shares the squad lead and sixth in the AHL with 25 points and is tied for second on the team with 15 assists in 21 tilts

--- Jason Krog: Tallied a point in six consecutive games (3G, 6A), which includes an assist in each contest ... Shares second on the team with 15 assists and ranks third with 24 points in 21 outings, tied for ninth in the AHL ... Racked up 104 points (35G, 69A) in 65 matchups as a member of the Wolves, which includes posting at least one point in 57 of those games

--- Steve Martins: Dished out an assist in Saturday's loss, extending his point streak to five games (3G, 5A) .. Shares the Wolves lead and sixth in the AHL with 25 points and paces the club and is tied for eighth in the league with 17 assists

--- Brian Fahey: Netted his sixth goal of the season on Saturday, tied for fourth among AHL defensemen ... Leads AHL blueliners and shares second in the league overall with a +14 plus/minus rating ... Ranks second among team blueliners with 12 points in 21 outings.

For complete team statistics, click here

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves round out their season-high five-game home stand when they host the Syracuse Crunch on Tuesday; Chicago has recorded a 9-2-0-0 mark at the Allstate Arena this season.

--- Chicago will play against Eastern Conference teams for the first time this
season with matchups at the Providence Bruins and Manchester Monarchs this
weekend; the Wolves have never faced Manchester and have not matched up against Providence since Feb. 22, 2002.

--- The Wolves have potted 77 goals in 21 games this season and lead the AHL with an average of 3.67 markers per contest; the squad is allowing an average of 2.33 goals per game, second-fewest in the circuit.

--- Saturday marked the first time this season that Chicago opened the scoring and lost; the Wolves have notched a 11-1-0-0 record when lighting the lamp first.

--- The Wolves have tallied multiple power-play goals in three of their last four games, racking up nine during that span; Chicago, which has collected at least one man-advantage marker in 17 of its 21 games, ranks fifth in the AHL on the power play at 21.4 percent (31 of 145).

IN THE COMMUNITY

Wolves players Andre Deveaux, ALEX GIROUX, Jordan LaVallee and Jesse Schultz will visit Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge on Wed., Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., to meet patients, sign autographs and hand out goody bags.

WOLVES REWIND (2-1-0-0)

Sat., Dec. 1
Iowa 3, (at) Chicago 2
--- The Chicago Wolves watched a 2-1 third-period lead slip away as the Iowa Stars used consecutive markers to earn a 3-2 victory at the Allstate Arena on Saturday night
--- Right wing Jesse Schultz and defenseman Brian Fahey netted power-play markers for the Wolves
--- Goaltender Fred Brathwaite recorded 31 saves on 34 shots

Thu., Nov. 29
(at) Chicago 4, Peoria 3 (OT)
--- The Wolves surrendered a goal in the final minute of regulation before knocking off the Peoria Rivermen, 4-3 in overtime at the Allstate Arena
--- Left wing Brett Sterling notched three goals, including the overtime-winner
--- Goaltender Kari Lehtonen notched 30 saves on 33 shots

Tue., Nov. 27
(at) Chicago 4, Quad City 1
--- Chicago tallied six minutes into the contest and never looked back, using two power-play markers to best the Quad City Flames, 4-1, at the Allstate Arena
--- Center Alexandre Giroux's two goals led a pack of four Wolves that notched multiple points
--- Goaltender Kari Lehtonen held Quad City scoreless for the opening 59:50 of the contest, registering 27 saves on 28 shots