10 December 2007

WOLVES WEEKLY PRESS NOTES FOR DEC. 10

Fri., Dec. 14
at Peoria Rivermen (9-8-2-3)
Carver Arena
7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 15
at Iowa Stars (13-12-1-0)
Wells Fargo Arena
7 p.m.

ALL GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON COMCAST
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GOAL FIGURE

The Wolves have potted 86 goals in 24 games this season, an average of 3.58 per outing, second-most in the AHL; Saturday marked the first time this season Chicago netted four markers in a game and lost (13-1-0-0).

WOLVES HEADLINERS

--- Jason Krog: Recorded points in eight of his last nine games (3G, 9A), which includes a team season-high seven-game point streak from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4 ... Shares the club lead and seventh in the AHL with 27 points ... Tied for the Wolves lead and ninth in the league with 18 assists and shares third on the squad with nine goals ... Accrued 107 points (35G, 72A) in 68 tilts as a member of the Wolves over the last two seasons

--- Steve Martins: Netted a goal on Saturday, the seventh time in the last eight
matchups he has posted at least one point ... Tied for the team lead and seventh in the AHL with 27 points and shares the club lead and ninth in the league with 18 assists ... Shares third on the team with nine markers

--- Brett Sterling: Registered three points in three games last week, which includes two goals in his fifth multi-marker game of the season on Tuesday ... Shares fourth in the AHL with 13 goals in just 16 games with Chicago since being assigned by the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers on Nov. 5 ... Tied for fourth on the squad with 21 points

--- Jordan LaVallee: Notched seven points (2G, 5A) over the last seven games, which includes a goal and two assists in the last two outings ... Shares the team lead with five power-play goals and three game-winners and ranks sixth with 18 points (8G, 10A) in 24 tilts during his second professional season

--- Nathan Oystrick: Collected three points in the last three games (2G, A) after being held to three points (G, 2A) in his previous eight tilts ... Ranks second among Wolves blueliners with nine assists and is tied for second with 13 points in 24 contests

For complete team statistics, click here

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves will try to snap a season-high four-game losing streak when
they host the Rochester Americans at the Allstate Arena on Thursday at 7 p.m.; Chicago shares the AHL lead with nine wins on home ice this season (9-3-0-0).

--- The Wolves share the Western Conference lead and third in the league with 35 points (17-6-1-0); the club's 17 victories lead the conference and are tied for third overall in the circuit.

--- Chicago has three players (Jason Krog, Steve Martins and Jesse Schultz) in the top 12 in AHL scoring through 24 games this season; last year, four Wolves skaters held down spots in the league's top 10.

--- Half of Chicago's games this year (12 of 24) have been decided by one goal, which includes three of the last four; the Wolves have accrued an 8-3-1-0 record in contests decided by one marker this season.

--- Chicago matched a season-high by allowing seven goals and three power-play markers in Saturday's loss in Manchester.

--- The Wolves have potted at least one man-advantage marker in 19 of their 24 outings and share fourth in the AHL on the power play at 21.4 percent (34 of 159).

TOYS "R" WOLVES

The Wolves will continue to collect toys for the United States Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" drive at home games on Dec. 13 and Dec. 19. Fans who donate will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win lunch with Wolves defensemen Brian Fahey and Brian Sipotz. For more information on the 11th season the team is assisting the program, call 1-800-THE WOLVES.

WOLVES REWIND (0-3-0-0)

Sat., Dec. 8
(at) Manchester 7, Chicago 4
--- The Wolves trailed 3-1 after 20 minutes of play and never recovered as they lost, 7-4, against the Manchester Monarchs at Verizon Wireless Arena
--- Forwards Joey Crabb, Kevin Doell and Steve Martins and defenseman NATHAN
OYSTRICK each netted goals
--- Goaltenders Ondrej Pavelec (26) and Robert Gherson (two) combined for 28 saves on 35 shots in PAVELEC's loss

Fri., Dec. 7
(at) Providence 4, Chicago 3
--- Chicago allowed a 2-1 third-period lead slip away as the Providence Bruins poured in three goals in the final frame to hand the Wolves a 4-3 loss at Dunkin' Donuts Center
--- Left wing Jordan LaVallee and defenseman Nathan Oystrick each registered a goal and an assist, while center Kevin Doell posted two helpers
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec registered 23 saves

Tue., Dec. 4
Syracuse 3, (at) Chicago 2
--- For the second consecutive game, the Wolves allowed two third-period goals to fall, 3-2, against the Syracuse Crunch at the Allstate Arena
--- Left wing Brett Sterling netted both Wolves goals, with Jason Krog assisting each time
--- Netminder Ondrej Pavelec notched 20 saves