TV: U-Too 26.2, XFinity 248 and 360, RCN 35, WOW 170
|2.86||Goals per game||4.4|
|3.4||Goals allowed per game||1.6|
|32.3||Shots per game||29.8|
|13.5||Penalty minutes per game||9.6|
NO PLANES, JUST GAMES
After some struggles flying to Toronto, the Chicago Wolves are ready to make up for dropping the first two games at home. The primary issue, according to Wolves head coach John Anderson, is limiting the number of Toronto’s premium opportunities. Wolves mistakes have enabled the Marlies to have too much space close to the net to make things happen.
“We’ve got to stop giving up Grade A chances,” Anderson said. “Our goalie (Jake Allen) can stop the (normal) shots, but their passing right across the crease to the wide-open net, I don’t know who can stop those. They’re very slick in front of the net. Fifteen feet in front, not only do they shoot well, they see people off to the side to pass to. They’re very good at that.”
NUMBERS TO RECITE
- The Wolves have won two out of nine playoff series in their history after dropping the first two games.
- The Marlies are expecting about 4,000 fans for tonight’s game at Ricoh Coliseum, but could sell out (7,000-plus) for Game 4 on Friday and Game 5 on Saturday (if necessary).
- Wolves left wing Dmitrij Jaskin has produced 8 points (3G, 5A) in 7 playoff games, which is one off the AHL lead.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Wolves right wing Shane Harper
Marlies left wing Jerry D'Amigo