21 March 2011

Weekly Press Notes for March 21

Forward Tim Miller.
THIS WEEK:

Amtrak-Rivalry-logo_awayFri., March 25^
at Milwaukee Admirals#
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

Sat., March 26*
vs. Hamilton Bulldogs
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., March 27^
vs. Rockford IceHogs
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100
^My50
#Amtrak Rivalry

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO OR ON COMCAST NETWORK 100 ON XFINITY TV FROM COMCAST

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CLOSE QUARTERS

The Wolves split a pair of games last week and currently sit in a three-way tie with Oklahoma City and Peoria for fourth place in the West Division with 81 points (36-26-3-6); Chicago trails third-place Texas, which holds one game in hand, by one point and sits two points ahead of seventh-place San Antonio, which holds two games in hand.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Tim Miller: Bagged two points (G, A) in two games last week, which includes his fourth game-winning goal of the season on Sunday ... Ranks second among team rookies with 10 goals and third among club first-year pros with 18 points in 24 games this season ... Tallied seven goals, 12 points and a +14 plus/minus rating in his last 11 games, which includes five points (3G, 2A) during a current four-game point streak ... Also skated in 46 matchups with the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators this season, racking up 20 goals and 36 points

--- Edward Pasquale: Recorded the first shutout of his professional career with a 34-save performance on Sunday ... Posted a 4-1-1 mark, 2.12 goals-against average and .926 save percentage over the last six games after not appearing in an AHL game since Jan. 29 ... Paces Wolves goaltenders with a 2.75 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in 18 outings this season (9-7-1) ... Also backstopped 12 ECHL tilts with Gwinnett (7-4-0), registering a 3.69 goals-against average and .898 save percentage

--- Darren Haydar: Dished out three assists on Sunday, which matched a team season-high and was his 21st multiple-point outing of the year ... Ranks first on the Wolves and second in the AHL with 67 points in 68 games this season ... Paces Chicago and is tied for eighth in the league with 25 goals and holds second on the team and shares sixth in the AHL with 42 assists ... Amassed 14 points (5G, 9A) in his last 10 contests, which includes five multiple-point outings

--- Jason Krog: Matched a season-best two goals and three points on Sunday ... Ranks first on the Wolves and third in the AHL with 47 assists and holds second on the squad and third in the league with 65 points in 71 outings this season ... Tallied 12 points (5G, 7A) in his last 10 games, despite being held scoreless in four of them

--- Mark Matheson: Accrued four assists and six points in his last seven games after posting two points (G, A) in his previous seven outings ... Ranks second among team defensemen with a career-best seven goals and 29 points in 62 games this season ... Holds second among team blueliners with 22 assists and is one helper shy of matching his career-high

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves 4-0 win over the Oklahoma City Barons on Sunday ensured the team its 17th straight winning season; the club has never finished below .500 in 17 seasons.

--- Goaltender Edward Pasquale’s shutout on Sunday was Chicago’s first white wash of the season and the team’s first regular-season home shutout victory since April 8, 2009, a span of 76 home games; the Wolves have posted 90 shutouts in franchise history.

--- The Wolves have scored four or more goals in six of their last 10 games, which includes potting four goals on Sunday; Chicago, which has posted a 23-2-1-2 mark when lighting the lamp four or more times in a game this season, ranks third in the AHL with an average of 3.31 goals-per-game.

--- Chicago has won six of the last seven games in which it has opened scoring (6-0-0-1); the Wolves have notched a .741 winning percentage when scoring first this season (19-6-1-4).

--- Forward Tim Miller tallied the team’s ninth short-handed strike of the season on Sunday, which shares eighth in the league.

--- The Wolves have been perfect on the penalty kill 23 times this season (16-4-0-3), which includes thwarting all seven of Oklahoma City’s power-play chances on Sunday; Chicago ranks 29th in the league with a 77.9 percent efficiency rating on the penalty kill overall this season (261 of 335).

SPECIAL DELIVERY

--- The Wolves bagged three power-play goals on six chances on Sunday, the fifth time this season they have scored three or more man-advantage markers in a game; Chicago shares the league-lead with 70 power-play strikes and ranks third in the AHL with a 20.8 efficiency rating (70 of 337).

WOLVES REWIND (1-1-0-0)

Sun., March 20
(at) Chicago 4, Oklahoma City 0
--- Goaltender Edward Pasquale turned aside all 34 shots he face to recorded his first career shutout and lead the Wolves to a 4-0 win over the Oklahoma City Barons at the Allstate Arena
--- Center Jason Krog (2G) and defenseman Mark Matheson scored power-play goals and forward Tim Miller tallied a shorthanded strike for Chicago

Sat., March 19
Oklahoma City 4, (at) Chicago 3
--- The Wolves saw a 2-1 lead evaporate and never recovered, falling 4-3 to Oklahoma City at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Spencer Machacek and Riley Holzapfel and defenseman Andrey Zubarev scored
--- Goaltender Edward Pasquale made 22 saves on 26 shots