16 November 2009

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 16

Sat., Nov. 21*
vs. Peoria Rivermen
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 22*
vs. Texas Stars
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100


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The Wolves swept a three-games-in-three-days set on the road for only the second time in franchise history this past weekend; Chicago is on a season-high three-game winning streak and has posted victories in five of its last six outings.


--- Brett Sterling: Collected five points (2G, 3A), including two game-winning goals in three games this weekend ... Tallied six points (3G, 3A) during a current four-game point streak ... Ranks second on the Wolves with six goals and third with 13 points in 12 games this season ... Paces Wolves forwards and ranks third on the team with a +7 plus/minus rating

Jason Krog: Tallied six points (2G, 4A) in three games this weekend, which includes recording multiple-points in his last two contests ... Paces the Wolves and shares eighth in the AHL with 12 assists and shares first on the team with 15 points in 14 games this year ... Notched 12 points (3G, 9A) in his last seven
games after collecting three points (3A) in his previous seven matchups

--- Spencer Machacek: Registered five points (2G, 3A) in three contests this weekend after being held scoreless in a season-high four games ... Ranks third on the Wolves with five goals and shares the team lead with 15 points in 16 games this season ... Shares first on the club with two power-play strikes

--- Chris Chelios: Dished out two assists on Saturday, his fourth multiple-point outing in nine games season ... Paces Wolves blueliners and ranks fifth on the team with nine points (G, 8A) ... Ranks second on the team and shares sixth in the league with a +10 plus/minus rating

--- Drew MacIntyre: Earned back-to-back wins this weekend and has posted victories in five of his last six outings ... Amassed a 5-5-0 mark with a 2.64 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in 10 games this season


--- The Wolves will conclude their season-long six-game road trip in Rockford on Friday; Chicago has amassed a 4-1-0-0 mark in the trip's first five games and has averaged 3.6 goals-per-game during that span.

--- Defenseman Arturs Kulda paces the Wolves and shares third in the league with a +13 plus/minus rating; the 21-year-old blueliner has registered a plus or even rating in 10 straight games and in 11 of his 14 games overall.

--- Chicago allowed a power-play goal in back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday, the first time in 11 outings the club has given up a power-play strike in consecutive games; the Wolves rank seventh in the league with an 87.5 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (56 of 64).

--- Right wing Tim Stapleton potted his team-leading eighth goal of the season on Saturday, his eight markers share seventh in the AHL; the 27-year-old forward ranks fourth on the Wolves with 11 points (8G, 3A) in 16 games this season.

--- Goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 26 of 27 shots at Houston on Sunday to earn his first win in a Wolves uniform.

--- Right wing Spencer Machacek's game-winning power-play goal on Sunday was Chicago's first man-advantage marker in five matchups; the Wolves share 24th in the league with a 11.9 efficiency rating on the power-play (eight of 67).


--- The Wolves will host their fourth annual Future Journalists Media Day for high school students at the Hoffman Estates Community Center and Ice Arena during the team's practice on Tue., Nov. 17, at 9:00 a.m. Guest speakers for the event will include FOX News Chicago Weekend Sports Anchor and Sports Reporter JILL CARLSON, ESPNChicago.com columnist MELISSA ISAACSON, Daily Herald Sports Editor TOM QUINLAN and ESPN 1000 Radio Host HARRY TEINOWITZ.


Sun., Nov. 15
Chicago 2, (at) Houston 1
--- The Wolves held on to a one-goal lead for the final 22:42 to defeat the Houston Aeros, 2-1, at the Toyota Center
--- Center Jason Krog led the way for Chicago with two points (G, A), while right wing Spencer Machacek potted the game-winner
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino thwarted 26 shots in his first start of the season

Sat., Nov. 14
Chicago 4, (at) Texas 3 (OT)
--- The Wolves battled back from a 2-1 deficit in the third period and left wing Brett Sterling netted the overtime winner to push the Wolves past the Texas Stars, 4-3, at the Cedar Park Center
--- Forwards Jason Krog, Spencer Machacek and Tim Stapleton also dented the net for Chicago
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre kicked out 29 of 32 shots

Fri., Nov. 13
Chicago 4, (at) San Antonio 2
--- Left wing Brett Sterling notched the game-winning goal with 5:43 remaining in the contest to lift the Wolves to a 4-2 victory over the San Antonio Rampage at the AT&T Center
--- Defenseman Steve McCarthy and forwards Johnny Pohl and Kevin Doell also potted tallies for Chicago
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre turned aside 31 of 33 shots