After wrapping up the season series with San Antonio last week, the Chicago Wolves will complete another tonight as they close out their eight-game slate against Grand Rapids. The Wolves have earned nine of a possible 14 points thus far while the Griffins have captured seven.
Chicago enters today’s game against Grand Rapids with the same number of points (58) as the Griffins, but the visitors hold one game in hand and own the league’s biggest offensive force in Teemu Pulkkinen. He leads the AHL with 29 goals in 43 games, which is 7 goals more than the No. 2 guy (Albany’s Paul Thompson) and 8 more than the Wolves’ Shane Harper.
Just 24 hours after posting a 4-1 win at Charlotte, the Wolves will once again faceoff against the Checkers in the final game of the teams' season series. Chicago carries a four-game winning streak at Time Warner Cable Arena into tonight's contest and will look to keep the momentum going prior to returning to Rosemont for a seven-game homestand.
Chicago has posted a 11-3-0-0 all-time record in morning games, including a 7-2-0-0 mark at Allstate Arena. The Wolves’ only School-Day Game losses at home came Jan. 12, 2011, versus Texas, and earlier this season --- Dec. 17 --- when they were topped by Adirondack.