26 November 2007

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 26

Thu., Nov. 29
vs. Peoria Rivermen (8-7-0-2)
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 1
vs. Iowa Stars (9-10-1-0)
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

ALL GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON COMCAST
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HOT, HOT, HOT

Chicago's 15 wins (15-2-1-0) and 31 points are the most through 18 games in franchise history; the Wolves pace the American Hockey League with an .861 winning percentage and share the league-lead with 31 points.

WOLVES HEADLINERS

--- Brett Sterling: Netted two points in each of the last three games, posting three goals and three assists during that span ... Shares second on the team with eight goals and has recorded 13 points in 10 games with Chicago since being assigned by the Atlanta Thrashers on Nov. 5 ... Made his NHL debut this season, notching a goal and two assists in 10 games with Atlanta

--- Jesse Schultz: Posted five points (G, 4A) in three games last week, including two multi-point outings ... Netted two or more points in seven of his 18 games this season ... Shares seventh in the AHL with a team-high 22 points and 10th with a team-leading nine goals

--- Steve Martins: Matched a season-high three points for the third time this season with a season-best two goals and an assist on Saturday ... Leads the Wolves with 14 assists and ranks second on the team with 21 points, tied for ninth most in the AHL

--- Fred Brathwaite: Notched his AHL-leading 10th win of the season on Saturday ... Registered a 10-1-0 record while ranking eighth in the league with a .919 save percentage and ninth with a 2.45 goals-against average

--- Jason Krog: Tallied a goal and an assist on Saturday, the ninth time in the last 11 matchups he has found the scoresheet and the sixth time this season he has pocketed multiple points ... Shares second on the Wolves with eight goals and ranks third with 20 points in 18 outings

--- Alexandre Giroux: Matched a team season-high with three assists in Saturday's win after being held scoreless in three straight games ... Shares third on the team with 12 assists and ranks fourth with 18 points in 18 tilts

For complete team statistics, click here

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves play the second contest of a season-high five-game home stand when they host the Quad City Flames on Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Chicago has notched a 7-1-0-0 record at the Allstate Arena this season.

--- Chicago lit the lamp a season-high eight times in Saturday's victory over
the Rockford IceHogs; the Wolves have potted 67 goals in 18 contests this season, an average of 3.72 per game, which ranks second in the AHL.

--- Chicago's four goals in Saturday's second period are tied for the most by the squad in a frame this season.

--- The Wolves have five players that are averaging at least one point per game
this season and 15 that have tickled the twine at least once.

--- Chicago notched a season-high five power-play goals on Saturday (five of eight) after being held to five man-advantage markers in its previous six outings (five of 43).

--- The Wolves fired a season-high 47 shots on Saturday, a night after allowing a season-most 50 shots against the Peoria Rivermen.

YOU CAN DO IT!

The Wolves will be collecting canned goods or non-perishable food items to benefit the Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry at home games on Nov. 27 and Nov. 29 as part of a month-long campaign. Each fan who donates will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win lunch with Wolves forwards Jordan LaVallee and Andre Deveaux.

WOLVES REWIND (2-1-0-0)

Sat, Nov. 24
(at) Chicago 8, Rockford 3
--- Chicago pounded out a season-high eight goals, which includes four in the second period to earn an 8-3 come from behind victory over the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Steve Martins (2G, A), Alexandre Giroux (3A), and defenseman Nathan Oystrick (G, 2A) each collected three points
--- Netminder Fred Brathwaite registered 20 saves for the win on his 35th birthday

Fri, Nov. 23
(at) Peoria 7, Chicago 3
--- The Wolves fell behind 3-0 after 20 minutes and never recovered, dropping a 7-3 decision to the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena
--- Chicago potted all three of its goals in the second period, which includes two from left wing Brett Sterling
--- Goaltenders Robert Gherson (18) and Fred Brathwaite (25) combined for 43 saves in GHERSON's loss

Wed., Nov. 21
(at) Chicago 2, Peoria 1
--- Chicago pulled ahead of the Peoria Rivermen with an early second-period goal and held on for a 2-1 win at the Allstate Arena
--- Linemates Jason Krog (G, A), Jesse Schultz (G, A) and Brett Sterling (2A) accounted for both Wolves goals
--- Goaltender Robert Gherson notched 29 saves on 30 shots