31 October 2011

Weekly Press Notes for Oct. 31

Forward Tim Miller. Photo: Ross Detman/Chicago Wolves


Thu., Nov. 3*
at Peoria Rivermen#
Carver Arena
7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 4*
at Peoria Rivermen#
Carver Arena
7 p.m.

#Illinois Lottery Cup


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Starting Thursday, the Wolves embark on a five-game road trip. The team won’t return to the Allstate Arena until Nov. 19, when they host San Antonio; Chicago has posted a 1-3-0-1 record on enemy ice this season.


--- Darren Haydar: Tallied 3 points in two games last week, which included collecting both goals in the team’s 2-1 win over Texas on Saturday ... Paces the Wolves with 4 goals and 8 points in nine games this season ... Tallied at least one point in 146 of his 210 career games with the Wolves ... Trails Brett Sterling by one point for fifth place on the team’s all-time scoring register with 262 points (91G, 171A) ... Ranked second on the Wolves and fourth in the AHL with 74 points (27G, 47A) in 77 games last season ... Named to the 2011 AHL Second All-Star Team

--- Eddie Lack: Stopped 33 of 34 shots to earn his second win of the season on Saturday, which included holding Texas scoreless for the first 56:04 of the contest ... Has surrendered 13 goals and has turned aside 183 of 196 shots in six starts this year (2-2-2) ... Shared first among AHL rookies and tied for fourth overall in the league with 28 victories and ranked seventh in the circuit with a 2.26 goals-against average in 53 outings with the Manitoba Moose last season ... Posted a 28-21-4 record and shared fourth in the league with a .926 save percentage during his AHL debut ... Named to the 2011 AHL All-Rookie Team

--- Tim Miller: Dished out 2 assists in two games last week ... Shares first on the Wolves with 4 assists and shares second on the squad with 4 points in eight games this season ... Ranked second among Wolves rookies with 11 goals and tied for second among team first-year pros with 20 points in 33 games last season ... Appeared in 46 ECHL games with the Gwinnett Gladiators, recording 20 goals and 36 points last year

--- Bill Sweatt: Dished out an assist in two games last week and has tallied 3 assists and 4 points in his last four outings ... Shares second on Chicago with 4 points (G, 3A) in nine games this year ... Ranked second on the Manitoba Moose and shared ninth among AHL rookies with 46 points (19G, 27A) in 80 contests during his professional debut last season

--- Nathan Longpre: Scored his first AHL goal in his Wolves debut on Friday ... Set a career-high and led the team with 42 points (14G, 28A) in 33 games as a senior with Robert Morris University (AHA) last year ... Made his professional debut in eight games with the Worcester Sharks last season, collecting one assist and four penalty minutes


--- The Wolves have held their opponents to two or fewer goals in four of their last five games, which includes surrendering one or fewer markers in three of those tilts; Chicago has posted a 3-1-0-0 mark when allowing two or fewer goals this season.

--- Chicago has killed off 22 of its opponents’ last 23 man-advantage chances after allowing three power-play goals on three chances on Oct. 14 at Milwaukee; the Wolves, which have been perfect on the penalty kill in five of its last six outings, rank 10th in the AHL with a 84.2 efficiency rating on the penalty-kill (32 of 38).

--- The Wolves have bagged the game’s first goal in four of their last five games after they surrendered the first goal of the contest in their first four outings this season.

--- Chicago has been held to two or fewer goals in eight of its nine tilts this season; the Wolves scored a season-high four goals on Oct. 22 at Rockford.

--- The Wolves have been held without a power-play goal in their last four games after matching a season-best 2 man-advantage markers on Oct. 21; Chicago ranks 26th in the AHL with a 11.9 efficiency rating on the power-play this year (five of 42).

--- Chicago has potted multiple goals in a period just once this season; the Wolves bagged two goals in the third period on Oct. 22 at Rockford.


--- Goaltender Matt Climie turned aside 37 of Milwaukee’s 39 shots in his third start of the season on Friday; he has kicked out 84 of 87 shots in his last two contests (1-1-0).


Sat., Oct. 29
(at) Chicago 2, Texas 1
--- The Wolves opened a 2-0 lead and hung on for a 2-1 win over the Texas Stars at the Allstate Arena
--- Right wing Darren Haydar bagged both markers for Chicago
--- Goaltender Eddie Lack turned aside 33 of 34 shots

Fri., Oct. 28
Milwaukee 2, (at) Chicago 1
--- The Wolves scored first, but the Milwaukee Admirals bagged the game’s final two goals to earn a 2-1 victory over Chicago at the Allstate Arena
--- Forward Nathan Longpre scored the only marker for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 37 of 39 shots