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Wolves Weekly Press Notes for April 8 Photo: Steven Christy/Oklahoma City Barons
08 April 2013

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for April 8

The Wolves have gone 2-2-0-0 in the first four games of their season-high six-game road trip; Chicago closes the trip with games at Grand Rapids on Wednesday and Rockford on Friday before hosting Charlotte on Saturday.

THIS WEEK:

Wed., April 10*
at Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena
6 p.m.

Fri., April 12*
at Rockford IceHogs$
MetroCentre
7 p.m.

Sat., April 13+
vs. Charlotte Checkers
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*CN 100
+U Too
$Illinois Lottery Cup

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO, THE U TOO 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

BATTING .500

The Wolves have gone 2-2-0-0 in the first four games of their season-high six-game road trip; Chicago closes the trip with games at Grand Rapids on Wednesday and Rockford on Friday before hosting Charlotte on Saturday.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Brett Sterling: Paced Chicago with 5 assists and 7 points in four games last week ... He has amassed 14 points (7G, 7A) in nine tilts since returning to the Wolves lineup on March 22 after a 23-game absence ... Ranks first on Chicago with 22 markers and second with 42 points in 41 tilts this season ... Paces the team with a +16 plus/minus rating and has notched a plus or even rating in 15 of his last 17 contests

--- Jordan Schroeder: Tallied 4 assists in three games last week after rejoining Chicago from Vancouver on April 2 ... Has recorded 8 points (G, 7A) during a six-game AHL point streak which spans over two months due to NHL recall ... Holds sixth on the Wolves with 27 points (10G, 17A) in 36 games this season ... Made his NHL debut in 31 games with the Canucks this year, posting six assists and nine points

--- Andrew Gordon: Registered 2 goals and 4 points in three games last week, which included a season-high 3 points (G, 2A) on April 2 at San Antonio ... Has earned 7 goals and 11 points in his last 14 AHL tilts with Chicago ... Ranks third on the Wolves with 18 goals and is tied for fourth with 30 points in 50 games this season ... Skated in six games with the Canucks this season from March 21-31

--- Darren Haydar: Collected 2 points (G, A) in four games last week to move one point shy of 14th all-time on the AHL point register with 785 points (292G, 493A) in 773 career tilts ... Ranks second on Chicago with 20 markers and leads the club with 34 assists and 54 points in 64 games this season ... He has amassed 20 or more goals in 10 of his 11 AHL campaigns and 50 or more points in all 11 of his pro seasons

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves have posted an 8-9-1-1 mark since March 1 to slip into 10th place in the Western Conference playoff standings; Chicago’s 77 points through 69 tilts (34-26-5-4) are two points back of the eighth and final playoff spot; fourth through 10th place in the Western Conference standings are separated by just seven points and the Wolves hold games in hand on all but one team ahead of them in the standings.

--- Goaltender Matt Climie tied Wolves general manager WENDELL YOUNG’s franchise record for shutouts in a season when he earned his sixth whitewash of the year with a 31-save performance on Saturday at Oklahoma City.

--- Thirty different skaters have lit the lamp for the Wolves this season, the most of any team in the club’s 19-year history.

--- Chicago has taken a lead into the third period 37 times this season, the most of any AHL club; however, the team has suffered six regulation losses when leading after two periods - the most in the league - and eight defeats overall when holding an advantage after 40 minutes of play; the Wolves are also the only team in the AHL that have yet to win a game when trailing entering the third period.

SHOP TILL YOU DROP

--- The Wolves will host a year-end merchandise sale at their home game on Saturday, April 13, in the Allstate Arena’s South lobby. Discounts on Wolves apparel will be available. For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

WOLVES REWIND (2-2-0-0)

Sunday, April 7
(at) Oklahoma City 5, Chicago 2
--- The Wolves jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Oklahoma City rattled off five straight markers to earn a 5-2 win at Cox Convention Center
--- Forwards Brett Sterling and Andrew Gordon potted tallies 66 seconds apart in the second period
--- Goaltender Matt Climie posted 42 saves on 46 shots

Saturday, April 6
Chicago 3, (at) Oklahoma City 0
--- Wolves goaltender Matt Climie’s 31-save shutout sparked the team to a 3-0 win over the Oklahoma City Barons at Cox Convention Center
--- Defensemen Danny Groulx and Jim Vandermeer and right wing Guillaume Desbiens provided the offense for Chicago

Friday, April 5
(at) Houston 5, Chicago 2
--- The Wolves allowed four second-period goals and fell to the Houston Aeros 5-2 at the Toyota Center
--- Forwards Darren Archibald and Bill Sweatt scored for Chicago
--- Goaltenders Matt Climie (nine of 13) and Joe Cannata (seven of eight) split time in CLIMIE’s loss

Tuesday, April 2
Chicago 6, (at) San Antonio 3
--- The Wolves exploded for four goals in the opening 13:30 of the game and cruised to a 6-3 victory over San Antonio at the AT&T Center
--- Left wing Brett Sterling led the way with four points (G, 3A) as 11 Chicago skaters posted points
--- Goaltender Matt Climie turned aside 28 of 31 shots



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