As far as Chicago Wolves fans are concerned, the season ended Friday night in Toronto. Tired, sweaty, bearded players bucked up after the dispiriting Game 4 loss, skated through the postgame handshake line and headed to the locker room in Ricoh Coliseum to shed their Wolves jerseys for the final time as a unit.
The Chicago Wolves aren't enjoying the ideal situation as they prepare for tonight's Game 4 in Toronto, but they're trying to break down their task into bite-sized morsels instead of trying to take down the Marlies whole. The latest on The Hunt is here:
TORONTO --- It’s not impossible to erase a 3-0 deficit and win a seven-game series. It happened last month in the National Hockey League when Los Angeles spotted San Jose the first three games and then swept the next four. It happened last year in the American Hockey League when Wilkes-Barre/Scranton swept Providence after dropping the first three in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
TORONTO, Ont.---The Chicago Wolves are on the brink of elimination from the Calder Cup playoffs after the Toronto Marlies came up with a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday night at Ricoh Coliseum.
First, it’s important to salute the people in the airline industry and elsewhere who tried their darnedest to help the Wolves get where they needed to go in time for Game 3 tonight at Ricoh Coliseum.
After some struggles flying to Toronto, the Chicago Wolves are ready to make up for dropping the first two games at home.
There’s no way to get around the results or to pretend they don’t exist. The Toronto Marlies came into Allstate Arena last weekend and took the first two games of the Western Conference Semifinals.
The Wolves dropped the opening two games of the Western Conference Semifinals to the Marlies at Allstate Arena last week and now hit the road to Toronto for Games 3-5 (if necessary) looking to shrink the 2-0 deficit; Chicago is 2-7 all-time when starting off a postseason series with consecutive losses and 1-2 when doing so on home ice, with the pair of series victories coming in 2000 and 2002, both championship seasons.
The Chicago Wolves look to even up the series after dropping Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals to the Toronto Marlies at Allstate Arena.