22 February 2010

Weekly Press Notes For Feb. 22

Sat., Feb. 27*
at Milwaukee Admirals
Bradley Center
7:30 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 28^
vs. Rockford IceHogs
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100


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The Wolves are on a season-high eight- game winning streak and have collected points in their last 14 outings (12-0-0-2); Chicago - which has been handed just two regulation losses in its last 23 games (19-2-0-2) - holds first place in the West Division and ranks third overall in the AHL with 78 points through 58 games


--- Paul Postma: Named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week after posting four goals, six points and a +6 plus/minus rating in four games last week, which includes the first three-goal performance of his professional career - and the first by a Wolves player this season ... Leads Wolves blueliners with nine goals and ranks fourth among team defenseman with 17 points in 41 games during his professional debut this season ... Tallied 11 points (6G, 5A) in his last 15 games, after accruing six points (3G, 3A) in his previous 26 outings

--- Joey Crabb: Dished out six points (G, 5A) during a current four-game point streak, which includes matching a career-best three assists on Sunday ... Recorded 12 goals and 26 points in his last 21 matchups, after scoring eight goals and 14 points in the previous 36 outings of the year ... Ranks third on the team with a career-high 20 goals and holds fourth overall on the team with a career-high 40 points in 57 outings.

--- Matt Anderson: Posted five points (3G, 2A) in four games this week, which includes a pair of multiple-point outings ... Ranks third on the team with 23 assists and sixth with 35 points in 44 contests this season ... Paces team forwards and ranks third overall on the club and shares eighth in the AHL with a +23 plus/minus rating ... Amassed 27 points (8G, 19A) and a +23 plus/minus rating over his last 20 games

Brett Sterling: Tallied five points (4G, A) in four games this week, which includes his fifth two-goal game of the season on Friday... Paces the Wolves and leads the AHL with 33 goals and ranks second on the team and shares 10th in the league with 54 points


--- The Wolves have matched a season-high seven goals in each of their last two outings; Chicago has scored seven goals in a game on five occasions and has posted five or more markers in an outing 13 times this season; overall, the squad is scoring an average of 3.43 goals per game this season, which ranks second in the AHL.

--- Defenseman Jamie Hunt potted his first three goals of the season this week, which includes his first career two-goal game on Saturday; prior to his three goals in four games this week, his most recent AHL tally came on Dec. 28, 2007.

--- Chicago has not lost a game with goaltender Peter Mannino or Drew MacIntyre in net since Jan. 6, a span of 22 games; both netminders are currently on professional career-high winning streaks (MANNINO, 10 games, MacINTYRE, eight games).

--- The Wolves allowed four goals on Sunday - the first time in 15 outings they have surrendered four or more goals; Chicago ranks fifth in the league with an average of 2.53 goals against per game this season.

--- Chicago surrendered a five-on-three goal for just the second time this season on Sunday (10 of 12); the Wolves rank seventh in the league with an 85.1 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (194 of 228).

--- The Wolves have bagged one power-play marker in each of the last two games after being blanked on the man-advantage in the previous two matchups; Chicago ranks ninth in the AHL with a 19.1 efficiency rating on the power-play (46 of 241).


--- The Wolves will host their fourth annual "Hockey For Her" fundraising event, presented by Comcast, at the Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center and Ice Arena on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Members of the Wolves, as well as former U.S. Olympian Krissy Pohl, will provide women an introductory glance at the sport of hockey by giving them the chance to go behind the scenes of a professional team. For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Sun., Feb. 21
(at) Chicago 7, San Antonio 4
--- The Wolves scored four times in the third period to come from behind and steal a 7-4 win from the San Antonio Rampage at the Allstate Arena
--- Defenseman Paul Postma notched the Wolves first hat trick of the season while five other players posted multiple points
--- Goaltenders Peter Mannino (10 of 14) and Drew MacIntyre (21 of 21) split time between the pipes in MacINTYRE's win

Sat., Feb. 20
(at) Chicago 7, Houston 1
--- The Wolves erupted for six goals in the first period and earned an eventual 7-1 win over the Houston Aeros at the Allstate Arena
--- Defenseman Jamie Hunt and right wing Spencer Machacek scored twice, while four other players had multiple points
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre made 31 saves on 32 shots

Fri., Feb. 19
Chicago 4, (at) Peoria 3
--- Left wing Brett Sterling scored twice in the final 2:05, which included the game-winner with six seconds remaining, to lift the Wolves to a 4-3 victory over the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena
--- Center Matt Anderson and defenseman Jamie Hunt also scored for Chicago
--- Goaltender Peter Mannino posted 25 saves

Wed., Feb. 17
(at) Chicago 3, San Antonio 2
--- The Wolves scored three times in the first period and held on for a 3-2 win over San Antonio at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Patrick Galivan, Joey Crabb and Matt Anderson provided Chicago's offense
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre made 32 saves on 34 shots