23 February 2009


Sun., March 1
vs. Quad City Flames (23-23-6-5)
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.


Chicago goaltender Ondrej Pavelec was named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 22, 2009; the 21-year-old netminder started four games in five days for Chicago, posting a 3-1-0 record, 1.25 goals-against average and a .963 save percentage in those outings to garner the award.


--- Ondrej Pavelec: Amassed a 13-12-1 record in 26 appearances this season ... Ranks sixth in the AHL with a 2.41 goals-against average and holds ninth in the league with a .918 save percentage ... Allowed just one goal in each of his last three outings ... Posted a career-high 45 saves on 46 shots on Feb. 22 against Manitoba ... Has held opponents to one or fewer goals nine times this season, which includes two shutouts, and has held the opposition to two or fewer goals in 17 of his 26 contests

--- Spencer Machacek: Ranks first among team rookies and second on the Wolves with 17 markers in 58 contests this year ... Ranks third on Chicago and 16th among league rookies with 34 points and ranks fourth on the club with a +12 plus/minus rating ... Shares second on the Wolves and holds second among AHL rookies with nine power-play markers ... Posted 10 points (5G, 5A) during a career-high seven-game point streak from Feb. 7 to Feb. 18, which matched a team season-high

--- Jeff Hamilton: Leads the team and shares eighth in the AHL with 37 assists ... Shares first in the AHL with 31 power-play points and paces the team and shares 12th in the league with 52 points in 48 games ... Ranks third on the squad with 15 goals and shares second with nine power-play tallies

--- Brett Skinner: Tallied 19 points (G, 18A) in 20 games with the Wolves since being acquired in a trade on Jan. 13 ... Shares 10th among league blueliners and fourth on the Wolves with 31 points, which includes 12 points (G, 11A) in 24 contests with the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers ... Ranks second on the club and shares sixth among league blueliners with 29 assists

--- Joe Motzko: Ranks first on the team and third in the AHL with 25 goals in 54 games this season ... Paces the Wolves with 10 power-play markers and holds second on the team with 47 points ... Appeared in six NHL games with Atlanta, notching one goal


--- Chicago shares second place in the West Division with 65 points through 61 games (31-27-2-1); the Wolves will square off against West Division foes in 16 of their remaining 19 tilts, including eight straight contests from Feb. 27 to March 14.

--- Chicago has allowed 12 goals in its last seven games, which includes holding opponents to one goal in four of those tilts; the Wolves have held the opposition to two or fewer goals in 32 of their 61 matchups and have posted a 25-5-2-0 record (.813) when allowing two or fewer tallies this season.

--- The Wolves have won the last eight games in which they were leading after two periods; Chicago has posted a 24-2-1-0 mark when holding the advantage entering the final frame.

--- The Wolves have blanked opponents on the man-advantage six times in their last 10 games and have been perfect on the penalty kill 22 times this season; Chicago ranks 23rd in the league with an 80.9 percent efficiency rating on the penalty kill (254 of 314).

--- Chicago has bagged 12 power-play markers in 12 games during the month of February (12 of 61); the Wolves rank 24th in the league with a 15.3 efficiency rating on the man-advantage (51 of 334).


--- Wolves center Riley Holzapfel will make two library visits on Wednesday as part of the team's Read to Succeed program, sponsored by Pace. HOLZAPFEL will appear at the Berwyn Library at 4 p.m., and the LaGrange Library at 6:30 p.m. For more information, log on to chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Sun., Feb. 22
(at) Chicago 2, Manitoba 1
--- The Wolves used a pair of second-period goals to prevail over the AHL-leading Manitoba Moose, 2-1, at the Allstate Arena Sunday night
--- Right wings Spencer Machacek and Joe Motzko lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Netminder Ondrej Pavelec turned aside a career-high 45 saves on 46 shots

Sat., Feb. 21
Chicago 3, (at) Peoria 1
--- Chicago opened up a 2-0 second-period lead en route to earning a 3-1 victory over the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena Saturday night
--- Centers Riley Holzapfel and Matt Anderson and defenseman Clay Wilson tickled the twine for Chicago
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec stopped 33 of 34 shots in the win

Fri., Sat. 20
Milwaukee 1, (at) Chicago 0
--- Milwaukee Admirals goaltender Mark Dekanich stopped all 27 shots to hand the Wolves their second shutout of the year, 1-0, at the Allstate Arena Friday night
--- Wolves netminder Ondrej Pavelec posted 24 saves on 25 shots for Chicago

Wed., Feb. 18
(at) Chicago 3, Iowa 2 (OT)
--- Chicago watched a 2-0, third-period lead evaporate before Matt Anderson scored, 1:38 into overtime, to earn a 3-2 win over the Iowa Chops at the Allstate Arena Wednesday night
--- Right wing Spencer Machacek and defenseman Clay Wilson dented the net in regulation
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 of 29 shots in the win