05 March 2007

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for March 5

Sat., March 10    
vs. Milwaukee Admirals    
Allstate Arena    
7:00 p.m.

Sun., March 11    
vs. Peoria Rivermen    
Allstate Arena    
3:00 p.m.

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--- CORY LAROSE: Recorded two power-play goals in Sunday's win after being held
without a marker in his previous 12 outings ... Established a career-best with his 64th and 65th points of the season on Sunday, tied for the sixth-highest total in the AHL this season ... Ranks third in the league with a career-most 48 assists ... Posted 20 multiple-point efforts this season

--- JASON KROG: Held off the scoresheet on Sunday for the first time as a member of the Wolves, ending a 26-game point streak, which was the third-longest of its kind in franchise history ... Assigned to Chicago by the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers last Tuesday before netting two goals on Saturday in his first game back with the club ... Notched 21 markers and 33 assists in 27 tilts with the Wolves ... Posted four points (G, 3A) in 14 outings with Atlanta and two goals in nine matchups with the New York Rangers

--- DARREN HAYDAR: Netted his AHL-leading 93rd point of the season on Saturday,
which surpassed the career-best 92 points he recorded in 80 matchups with the
Milwaukee Admirals last year .. Collected at least one point in 50 of his 56 outings with Chicago this season ... Paces the AHL with a career-best 61 assists and ranks fourth with 32 goals, three shy of equaling a career-high

--- COLIN STUART: Potted a goal in both games last weekend and has notched nine over his last 18 outings after being held without a marker in 18 straight contests from Dec. 15 to Jan. 20 ... Set a career-high with his 14th tally of the season on Sunday ... Accrued 22 points in 50 matchups this season, which includes 11 in his last 18 tilts.

--- ANDY DELMORE: Dished out an assist in each of the last two games ... Recorded seven points (2G, 5A) in 11 contests with Chicago after being acquired by the Atlanta Thrashers from the Tampa Bay Lightning organization on Feb. 1 ...  Shares the lead among AHL defensemen with 14 goals and has posted 31 points in 58 outings this season, 47 of which were as a member of the Springfield Falcons

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The Wolves opened the March portion of their regular-season schedule last
weekend.  Overall, the squad will play 14 games in March, the most in a
single month this season.  Chicago will play 10 of its 14 tilts on home ice
during the month, which sees them face off against nine different teams, seven of which entered March with a record of .500 or better.


--- Chicago's 3-2 win over San Antonio on Sunday snapped a four-game losing streak and pushed the squad back into first place in the West Division; the
Wolves (79) hold a one point edge over Omaha (78); the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
have three games in hand.

--- Sunday's victory was Chicago's 36th of the season (36-20-2-5), matching the total number of victories the 2005-06 club posted (36-32-4-8).

--- The Wolves have accrued a 1-3-0-0 mark in the first half of their franchise-record, eight-game home stand; overall, Chicago will play 11 of the remaining 17 regular-season tilts at the Allstate Arena, where the club has posted a 12-13-1-3 mark.

--- Chicago improved to 22-3-0-0 this season when holding its opponents to two or fewer goals after Sunday's 3-2 win.

--- The Wolves AHL-leading offense (267 goals) is now 34 markers shy of matching the franchise record 301 tallies the 1997-98 team posted; Chicago needs to average 2.00 goals per game over its final 17 outings to equal the mark.

--- The Wolves acquired right wing NIKO DIMITRAKOS and defenseman TREVOR BYRNE before last Thursday's 2 p.m. (CDT) Clear Day Roster Deadline.


Defenseman BRIAN SIPOTZ, the AHL's leader with a +31 plus/minus rating, will visit the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Elmwood Ave., on Tuesday at 7 p.m., as part of the team's Read to Succeed program, sponsored by Fisher Nuts and College Illinois!, which has reached nearly 400,000 children in 10 seasons.


Sun., March 4                                          
(at) Chicago 3, San Antonio 2
--- The Wolves snapped a 2-2 deadlock late in the second period and held the San Antonio Rampage scoreless the rest of the way to earn a 3-2 victory at the Allstate Arena
--- Center CORY LAROSE potted two goals while left wing COLIN STUART notched the go-ahead marker
--- Netminder MICHAEL GARNETT recorded 24 saves

Sat., March 3                                        
Hamilton 6, (at) Chicago 3
--- Chicago tallied first but the Hamilton Bulldogs responded with four second-period goals before holding on to post a 6-3 win at the Allstate Arena
--- Center JASON KROG netted two goals while COLIN STUART recorded the other marker
--- Goaltenders FRED BRATHWAITE (21) and MICHAEL GARNETT (2) combined for 23 saves in the losing effort