Wolves Roundup: Feb. 26-March 4, 2018

HANG ‘EM HIGH

This week is a busy week for the Chicago Wolves with four games from Tuesday to Sunday. That stretch

includes a 3-in-3 with three games against Central Division rivals.

Before their 3-in-3 begins on the Friday, the Wolves need to take care of business on Tuesday, March 6, against

the San Antonio Rampage at AT&T Center. Chicago is on the hunt for its seventh consecutive victory over the

Rampage on enemy ice. The Wolves are also looking to take the series finale to tie the season series and avoid

losing the series against San Antonio for the first time in six seasons.

 

Additionally, the Wolves also are looking for their four consecutive victory on the road that would mark their

longest road win streak of the 2017-18 season. With their current three wins — against Manitoba (Feb. 25), San

Antonio (March 2) and Texas (March 3) — they matched their previous season best set from Dec. 9-15 with wins

over Cleveland (Dec. 9), Rockford (Deb. 12) and Grand Rapids (Dec. 15). Interestingly, both three-game road win

streaks have included 3-0 victories. In December, Chicago blanked Cleveland and Michael Leighton earned his

milestone 50th career AHL win. In March,

 

REWIND                                    (3-0-0-0)

Saturday, March 3

Chicago 4, (at) Texas 1

• Chicago earned its fourth consecutive victory with its second straight win over Texas.

• Center Brandon Pirri netted two goals while Jason Garrison and Stefan Matteau  added empty-netters to ensure the victory.

• Goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo made 24 saves en route to the victory.

 

Friday, March 2

Chicago 3, (at) San Antonio 0

• The Wolves shut out the Rampage for their first win of the season series.

• Goaltender Oscar Dansk stopped 28 shots for his first career AHL shutout.

• Forward T.J. Tynan and defensemen Jake Bischoff and Jason Garrison scored the goals.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 27

(at) Chicago 4, Texas 3 (SO)

• Chicago won its 15th of 16 games on home ice with its first shootout victory of the season.

• The team’s top scorer, T.J. Tynan, delivered the winning shootout goal while netminder Oscar Dansk stopped former Wolves captain Brent Regner’s attempt to clinch the victory.

• Center Brandon Pirri scored in regulation and the shootout while Bryce Gervais and Keegan Kolesar accounted for Chicago’s other two goals in regulation.

• In the crease, Dansk made 20 saves during 65 minutes of game action and stopped two of three attempts

in the shootout

ON DECK

 

Tuesday, March 6   at San Antonio^ AT&T Center      7 p.m.

Friday, March 9       at Milwaukee*    UWM Panther Arena    7 p.m.

Saturday, March 10   vs. Manitoba#      Allstate Arena 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 11       vs. Rockford*      Allstate Arena 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 17    vs. Rockford#     Allstate Arena    7 p.m.

 

All times Central

^AHL Live only

#CW50

*The U Too

TOP LINE

 

 

OSCAR DANSK

The Sweden native backstopped

the Chicago Wolves for two of

their three victories last week.

The day before he turned 24 —

Tuesday — Dansk made 20 saves

through 65 minutes and stopped

two Texas Stars in the shootout

to help the Wolves record their

first shootout win of the season. On Friday, Dansk

earned the first AHL shutout of his career with a 28-

save performance against the San Antonio Rampage.

In those two contests, Dansk compiled a 1.44 goals-

against average and .941 save percentage.

 

 

JASON GARRISON

The 33-year-old veteran collected

two goals — both empty-netters

— to mark his first points in back-

to-back games since Jan. 3 and

5. Garrison also posted a +2 plus/

minus rating and seven shots on

goal through three games. Prior

to the addition of Philip Holm,

Garrison was Chicago’s top-scoring defenseman. In

points scored while skating with the Wolves, Garrison

still leads the pack (6-18—24).

 

BRANDON PIRRI

The Toronto native continues

to pace the Chicago Wolves

in points per game with a 1.02

clip. Last week, the 26-year-old

collected three goals and two

assists for five points in three

games. He also finished with a

+1 plus/minus rating and 12 shots

on goal. Now leading the Wolves with 23 goals, Pirri

broke into the league’s top 10 for goal-scoring. He

resides in the No. 6 spot with five other skaters.

T.J. TYNAN

The 26-year-old Illinois native

registered four points last week

with one goal and three assists.

He also finished the week with

a +4 plus/minus rating. Tynan

moved into the No. 7 spot — tied

with Tucson’s Dylan Strome — on

the AHL scoring leaderboard. He’s

one point shy of his first career 50-point season.

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