21 February 2011

Weekly Press Notes for Feb. 21

Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
THIS WEEK:

Wed., Feb. 23^
vs. Rockford IceHogs
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 25*
at Milwaukee Admirals#
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 26^
vs. Peoria Rivermen
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100
^My50
#Amtrak Rivalry

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO OR ON COMCAST NETWORK 100 ON XFINITY TV FROM COMCAST

Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

ROAD WARRIORS

Chicago has posted a .711 road winning percentage since Dec. 1 (13-5-1-0), which paces the Western Conference and ranks second overall in the AHL; the Wolves, which have notched a 17-13-2-0 mark away from the Allstate Arena overall this year, will play just eight of their final 21 games on enemy ice.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Jared Ross: Paced the team with five assists and five points in three games last week ... Shares second on the Wolves and seventh in the AHL with 33 assists and ranks third on the team and 11th in the league with 47 points in 54 games this season ... His 14 goals share fourth on the club ... Amassed five points (5A) in his last three games after collecting one assist in his previous six outings

--- Jason Krog: Notched four points (2G, 2A) in three games last week, which includes potting goals in back to back games for the first time this season on Friday and Saturday ... Ranks second on the Wolves and seventh in the AHL with 52 points in 59 games this season ... Leads Chicago and ranks third in the AHL with 39 assists ... Tallied seven points (2G, 5A) in his last six contests after recording one assist in his previous six matchups

--- Ryan Garbutt: Posted an AHL career-best three points (G, 2A) against Rockford on Friday ... Paces Chicago rookies and shares fourth overall on the team with 14 goals and leads team first-year pros and holds eighth overall with 25 points in 46 games this season ... Ranks first on the Wolves and shares fourth in the AHL with a +22 plus/minus rating, which paces league rookies

--- Darren Haydar: Registered four multiple-point outings in his last seven games (4G, 4A) ... Paces the Wolves and ranks sixth in the AHL with 53 points in 56 games this season ... Ranks second on Chicago and is tied for 13th in the league with 20 goals and shares second on the team and seventh in the AHL with 33 assists

WOLF TRACKS

--- Chicago, which has won four of its last five outings against West Division opponents, sits in seventh place in the West Division with 64 points (29-24-2-4) through 59 games this season, trailing Milwaukee and Houston, which are tied for first place, by seven points; the Admirals hold five games in hand, while the Aeros have also played 59 games.

--- The Wolves dropped just their second regulation decision when entering the third period with a lead on Saturday; Chicago has notched an 18-2-1-1 mark when leading after two periods this season.

--- Defenseman Paul Postma notched his seventh power-play goal of the season on Saturday, which shares first among AHL blueliners; the 21-year-old ranks fifth on the Wolves and is tied for fourth among league defenseman with 38 points (9G, 29A) in 57 games this year.

--- The Wolves have scored a power-play goal in three straight outings; Chicago has scored a league-high 60 man-advantage markers this season, and ranks third in the AHL with a 21.7 power-play rating (60 of 277).

--- The Wolves have killed off 19 of 22 five on three power-play chances this season, which includes thwarting a 1:46 five on three disadvantage on Saturday; Chicago ranks 30th in the league with a 76.1 percent efficiency rating on the penalty kill overall this season (210 of 276).

READING RAINBOW

--- Wolves center Ryan Garbutt will visit the Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., on Tue., Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., and the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., at 7 p.m., as part of the team’s “Read to Succeed” program, presented by Vista Health System, Pace and Butternut Bread. Members of the squad will make library visits throughout the Chicago area this season for the program, which has reached more than 550,000 children since its inception in 1995.

WOLVES REWIND (2-1-0-0)

Sat., Feb. 19
Texas 3, (at) Chicago 2
--- The Wolves saw a 2-2 tie snapped with a late third period goal that gave the Texas Stars a 3-2 win before a crowd of 10,721 at the Allstate Arena
--- Center Jason Krog and defenseman Paul Postma tallied goals for Chicago
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino posted 24 saves

Fri., Feb. 18
Chicago 4, (at) Rockford 3
--- The Wolves tallied three goals in the second period and held on for a 4-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs at the Rockford MetroCentre
--- Forwards Ryan Garbutt, Jason Krog, Tim Miller and defenseman Andrey Zubarev scored
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre made 29 saves on 32 shots

Thu., Feb. 17
Chicago 3, (at) Houston 1
--- The Wolves opened up a 3-0 lead and skated away with a 3-1 victory over the Houston Aeros at the Toyota Center
--- Forwards Andre Deveaux and Riley Holzapfel and defenseman Noah Welch lit the lamp
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino turned aside 34 shots