Weekly Press Notes For May 10

Photo by Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

THIS WEEK:


WEST DIVISION FINALS – GAME 7

Tue. May 11
vs. Texas Stars
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

ALL POSTSEASON GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON COMCAST NETWORK 100 ON XFINITY TV FROM COMCAST

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HERE WE GO AGAIN


Tuesday’s contest at the Allstate Arena marks the Wolves’ second Game 7 this postseason and sixth all-time; Chicago has notched a 4-1 mark in its five previous Game 7 matchups, which includes a 2-1 win over Milwaukee in the seventh game of the West Division Semifinals on April 26 and a 3-0 mark on home ice.

WOLVES HEADLINES


--- Anthony Stewart: Potted the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the West Division Finals on Sunday, his second of the series ... Paces the Wolves and shares second in the AHL with nine goals and ranks second on the team and shares eighth in the league with 11 points in 12 games this postseason ... Leads the league with six power-play markers ... Bagged seven goals and nine points during a current seven-game point streak, which is the fourth longest streak in the AHL this postseason

--- Drew MacIntyre: Became the first goaltender in franchise history to record a shutout in his first postseason start with the team with a 28-save performance in Game 6 of the West Division Finals - his first start since April 3 ... Appeared in four games this postseason, notching a 1-1 mark with a 1.84 goals-against average and .914 save percentage ... Accrued a 16-12 record with a 1.83 goals-against average in 32 career Calder Cup playoff games

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Tim Stapleton: Notched five points (G, 4A) in his last four games, which includes his third multiple-point game of the playoffs in Game 6 of the West Division Finals (2A) ... Paces the Wolves and shares sixth in the AHL with 12 points (3G, 9A) in 13 games this postseason ... His nine assists rank second on the team and hold fifth in the league

--- Nathan Oystrick: Held scoreless on Sunday to snap a three-game point streak after collecting two goals and two assists during that span ... Ranks third on the Wolves and first among AHL defensemen with eight assists and shares fourth on the team and leads league blueliners with 10 points in 13 postseason contests

WOLF TRACKS


--- Including their five Game 7 tilts, the Wolves have skated in eight winner-take-all postseason matchups, accruing a 7-1 record, which includes a 5-0 mark at the Allstate Arena.

--- The Wolves have played in a winner-take-all game in consecutive series just once before in their postseason history; the team’s first three series in the 2002 Calder Cup playoffs came down to a winner-take-all tilt, with Chicago winning all three of those matchups en route to its first Calder Cup title.

--- Chicago has posted a 16-9 all-time mark when facing elimination in the playoffs, which includes a 9-5 mark on home ice and a 2-0 record this
postseason.

--- Eight of Chicago’s 19 goals during the West Division Finals have been scored on the power play (eight of 25); the Wolves rank first in the AHL with a 31.4 rating on power-play this postseason (16 of 51).

--- The Wolves have scored a first-period goal in nine consecutive games; Chicago is outscoring opponents, 16-12, in the opening 20 minutes this postseason, and outshooting foes, 149-122, in that frame.

--- Center Matt Anderson assisted on both Wolves goals on Sunday and has dished out four helpers in his last two games; the 27-year-old center paces the team and shares second in the AHL with 11 assists in 13 contests this postseason.

FOLLOW THE LEADER


--- Wolves captain Jason Krog matched the AHL’s all-time record for career postseason assists with his 76th playoff helper on Friday, tying the record held by former Wolves captain Darren Haydar; KROG has amassed 117 points (41G, 76A) in 100 career Calder Cup playoff matchups, which includes posting 10 points (4G, 6A) in 13 contests this postseason.

WEST DIVISION FINALS REWIND (3-3)


Sun., May 9
(at) Chicago 2, Texas 0
--- Wolves goaltender Drew MacIntyre stopped all 28 shots he faced to keep Chicago’s season alive with a 2-0 win over the Texas Stars in Game 6 of the West Division Finals at the Allstate Arena
--- Right wings Anthony Stewart and Joey Crabb scored for Chicago, while forwards Matt Anderson and Tim Stapleton each added two assists

Fri., May 7
(at) Texas 5, Chicago 3
--- Texas goaltender Brent Krahn stopped 43 shots to down the Wolves, 5-3, in Game 5 of the West Division Finals at Cedar Park Center
--- Right wing Anthony Stewart bagged two goals for the Wolves, while Tim Stapleton added the other marker
--- Wolves goaltenders Peter Mannino (12 saves) and Drew MacIntyre (six saves) split time in MANNINO’s loss

Wed., May 5
(at) Texas 3, Chicago 2
--- The Wolves and Stars traded goals for 50 minutes before Texas took the lead for good, 3-2, to take Game 4 of the West Division Finals at Cedar Park Center
--- Left wing Brett Sterling bagged both goals for the Wolves
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino kicked out 20 of 23 shots

Tue., May 4
Chicago 5, (at) Texas 3
--- The Wolves scored three power-play goals to drop the Texas Stars, 5-3, in Game 3 of the West Division Finals at Cedar Park Center
--- Right wing Spencer Machacek (2G, A) and defenseman Nathan Oystrick (2PPG) led the way, while Brett Sterling chipped in the other marker
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino posted 27 saves on 30 shots.

 

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