Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 13 Photo: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Admirals
13 January 2014

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 13

THIS WEEK:

Wed., Jan. 15*
at Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena
6 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 17*
vs. Toronto Marlies
Allstate Arena
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 18*
vs. Rockford IceHogs$
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*U-Too
$Illinois Lottery Cup

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON THE U-TOO OR WCIU
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FEELING HOT, HOT, HOT

Chicago has won eight of its last 10 tilts (8-1-1-0) and has dropped one regulation contest since Dec. 15; the Wolves have registered a 10-4-1-0 mark and .700 winning percentage since the start of December to move into second place in the Midwest Division with 43 points through 36 games (20-13-1-2).

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Jake Allen: Stopped 25 of 26 shots to backstop the Wolves to a 2-1 win over Milwaukee on Saturday which extended his personal win streak to five games ... Named to the 20-man roster AHL All-Star Roster on Jan. 8, the second AHL All-Star Selection of his four-year pro career (2011) ... Shares fifth in the AHL with 15 wins and a 2.12 goals-against average and holds sixth in the circuit with a .924 save percentage in 24 games this season (15-7-2) ... Recorded a 9-4-0 mark, 2.46 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and one shutout in 15 NHL games with St. Louis last year en route to being named to the 2013 NHL All-Rookie Team ... Appeared in 35 AHL contests with the Peoria Rivermen last season, earning a 13-19-2 record, 2.89 goals-against average, and .904 save percentage

--- Dmitrij Jaskin: Became the second Chicago rookie to reach double digits in goals when he bagged his 10th marker of the season on Saturday ... His goal on Saturday snapped a season-high three-game scoreless skid ... Ranks second on the team with 10 goals and fourth with 18 points in 24 outings this year ... Holds third among Chicago forwards and fifth overall on the squad with a +8 plus/minus rating ... Missed eight games due to injury from Oct. 13 to Nov. 6 ... Appeared in four NHL games with St. Louis this season and potted his first career NHL goal on Dec. 28 against the Blackhawks ... Shared fourth in the QMJHL with 46 markers and ranked fifth in the league with 99 points in 51 games with the Moncton Wildcats last year; he also ranked 15th in the QMJHL with 53 assists and shared 12th with 13 power-play goals ... Skated in two NHL games with St. Louis last year at the conclusion of his junior season

--- Keith Aucoin: Tallied the eventual game-winner, which was scored short-handed, on Saturday ... Collected 4 goals, 7 assists, and 11 points in nine games since returning to the lineup after missing nine games from Nov. 24 to Dec. 20 ... Holds fifth on Chicago with 17 points (5G, 12A) in 26 matchups this year ... Appeared in an NHL career-high 41 games with the New York Islanders last year, where he posted an NHL career-best 6 goals and totaled 12 points ... Also collected 10 goals, 27 helpers, and 37 points in 34 AHL outings with Toronto

WOLF TRACKS

--- Chicago wraps up the home portion of its January schedule this weekend when the team hosts Toronto on Jan. 17 and Rockford on Jan. 18; the Wolves have won their last seven home contests, the longest such stretch since they won eight straight games at the Allstate Arena from Dec. 30, 2009 to Jan. 27, 2010; if the club sweeps its home games this weekend, it will match the franchise record for longest home winning streak at nine.

--- Six different skaters have been responsible for Chicago’s six short-handed goals this season, however defenseman David Shields has been on the ice for all six shorties this year.

--- Chicago was short-handed seven times on Saturday, snapping a streak of eight games that saw the team be short-handed three or fewer times; the Wolves, whose lone-goal against on Saturday came while down a man, rank seventh in the AHL with a 84.8 efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (140 of 165).

--- Rookie defenseman Jani Hakanpaa shares the team lead with a +10 plus/minus rating and has been a plus or even rating in 24 of his 25 tilts this year.

--- Twelve different skaters have bagged power-play strikes for the Wolves this season; Chicago has cashed in on 19 of its 168 power-play chances this season.

DOG DAYS OF WINTER

--- Chicago hosts its fourth of seven Adopt-A-Dog nights at the home game on Saturday, Jan. 18. Visit “SKATES’ SIDEKICKS” in the South lobby of the Allstate Arena on Saturday and take home a furry friend! Over 1,100 dogs have found homes through Wolves Adopt-a-Dog nights since the program’s inception in 2001.

WOLVES REWIND (1-0-0-0)

Saturday, Jan. 11
Chicago 2, (at) Milwaukee 1
--- The Wolves scored twice in the first 1:11 of the second period and held on for a 2-1 Amtrak Rivalry win over Milwaukee at the Bradley Center
--- Forwards Dmitrij Jaskin and Keith Aucoin potted tallies for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen stopped 25 of 26 shots to earn his fifth straight victory