The Wolves and the Marlies enter today’s game tied for seventh place in the Western Conference with 87 points. Whichever team wins this game wraps up the No. 7 seed and faces No. 2 seed Grand Rapids (100 points) in the best-of-five Western Conference quarterfinals. Today’s loser accepts the No. 8 seed and faces top-seeded Utica (103 points).
With two games to go in the regular season, the Wolves still have a chance to be either the No. 6, 7 or 8 seed when the playoffs start next week. Their list of potential first-round opponents remains four-deep: Utica, Grand Rapids, San Antonio and Rockford.
The Chicago Wolves enter the final weekend of the season with a game against in-state rival Rockford, pitting two of the Western Conference’s hottest teams against each other. Since their last meeting on March 15, the Wolves have posted a 10-3-0-0 record while the IceHogs have gone 11-3-0-0.
April 18th will be Gift of Hope Night at the Allstate Arena when the Wolves take on Milwaukee at 7pm. The mission of Gift of Hope is simple: to save and enhance the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation. They did so by providing a record 1,024 lifesaving organs for transplant in 2014, and provided life-enhancing tissue for more than 50,000 people.
The Chicago Wolves have captured the Amtrak Rivalry trophy again as they clinched the 2014-15 series with their 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals on April 10.