21 April 2008

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for April 21

Thu., April 24
vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Allstate Arena
7:00 p.m.

Sat., April 26*
at Milwaukee Admirals
Bradley Center
7:30 p.m.

Mon., April 28*
vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Allstate Arena
7:00 p.m.
*If necessary

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THE FOUR-CAST

Wednesday's matchup in Milwaukee marks the 11th time in franchise history the Wolves are entering Game 4 of a playoff series with a 2-games-to-1 lead; Chicago has notched a 10-0 all-time series mark in the postseason when holding a 2-1 advantage entering Game 4.

WOLVES HEADLINERS

--- Darren Haydar: Registered two power-play goals in Sunday's Game 3 win after being held scoreless in the first two matchups of the West Division Semifinal ... Notched 45 goals and 99 points in 74 career Calder Cup Playoff games, which includes leading the AHL with 10 goals and 24 points in 15 posteason tilts with the Wolves last year ... Ranked fifth on the squad with 58 points (19G, 39A) despite appearing in just 51 of 80 regular-season outings

--- Jason Krog: Leads the Wolves with four points (4A) during the postseason, which includes dishing out a pair of helpers in both Game 1 and 3 ... Posted 50 points (17G, 33A) in 44 career Calder Cup Playoff games ... Led the AHL in goals (39), assists (73) and points (112) - all career highs - in 80 regular-season games

--- Jesse Schultz: Potted a goal in all three West Division Semifinal games and leads the squad with three markers during the postseason ... Ranked fourth on the team with 26 goals during the regular season ... Tied for 18th in the AHL with 66 points during the regular-season, one shy of tying a career-high and fourth-best on Chicago

--- Kevin Doell: Registered a short-handed goal at the 11:24 mark of Sunday's third period to tie the game ... Notched two goals during the playoffs, tied for second on the squad ... Posted 16 markers - one shy of matching an AHL career-high - and 33 points in 68 matchups with the Wolves during the regular season

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WOLF TRACKS

--- Two of the three West Division Semifinal contests between Chicago and Milwaukee have been decided in overtime, with each squad posting a win.

--- Sunday's victory improved Chicago's all-time posteason overtime record to 14-12; each of the team's last two overtime wins have been recorded at the Bradley Center, which includes Chicago's series-clinching victory over the Admirals in the West Division Semifinal on April 25, 2007.

--- This marks the first time in franchise history the Wolves have reached overtime twice in their first three postseason contests.

--- Eight of the 13 matchups between Chicago and Milwaukee this season have been decided by one goal, which includes all three playoff meetings.

--- Chicago has posted a .607 winning percentage in Game 4 of a playoff series all time (17-11).

--- Admrials right wing Josh Langfeld's five goals during the West Division Semifinal has already matched a franchise record for tallies by a Wolves opponent in a playoff series.

--- The Wolves have allowed five of their eight goals through the first three tilts of the West Division Semifinal in the third period.

POWER TRIP

The Wolves netted three of their four goals Sunday on the power play, after being held to just one man-advantage marker in the first two games of the West Division Semifinal; Chicago led the AHL with 107 power-play goals during the regular season, 16-more than the next-closest team.

WOLVES REWIND (2-1)

Sun., April 20 (Game 3)
Chicago 4, (at) Milwaukee 3 (OT)
--- Chicago watched a 2-1 third-period lead slip away before coming from behind to earn a 4-3 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley Center to grab a 2-games-to-1 West Division Semifinal series advantage
--- Right wing Darren Haydar recorded two power-play tallies, including the overtime-winner, while linemate Jason Krog (2A) and defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski (2A) also collected two points
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec notched 27 saves on 30 shots, including six saves in overtime

Fri., April 18 (Game 2)
(at) Chicago 2, Milwaukee 1
--- Right wing Jesse Schultz tallied a third-period marker just 27 seconds after the Milwaukee Admirals tied the contest to lead the Wolves to a 2-1 win in Game 2 of the West Division Semifinal at the Allstate Arena
--- Center Kevin Doell gave Chicago a 1-0 lead at the 9:30 mark of the first period while netminder Ondrej Pavelec notched 26 saves on 27 shots

Wed., April 16 (Game 1)
Milwaukee 4, (at) Chicago 3 (OT)
--- The Wolves squandered a 3-1 third-period lead before dropping a 4-3 decision to the Milwaukee Admirals in overtime in Game 1 of the West Division Semifinal.
--- Forwards Bryan Little, Jesse Schultz and Brett Sterling scored for Chicago, while center Jason Krog dished out two assists