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Preview: Monsters Look to Silence Wolves

John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters

Chicago Wolves at Cleveland Monsters

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 - 7:00 pm EST

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online

Twitter: @chicago_wolves ; #ChicagoWolves

@monstershockey ; #CLEMonsters

Cleveland Monsters, 19-16-1-3; 42 points; 4th Central; 9th West

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Chicago Wolves, 24-15-3-2; 53 points; 3rd Central; 6th West

Both the Monsters and the Wolves are coming into tonight off of big wins. In fact, both teams played the Admirals in their last game scoring a total of 10 goals against the second place team. Since the Wolves and Monsters are sitting in the 3rd and 4th place spots in the division, beating the Admirals was a big deal for both teams.

If the Monsters win their next three games and the Wolves lose their next three games, the Monsters will leapfrog the Wolves in the standings.

There is a lot on the line for both teams tonight.

Keys

Don’t Get Cocky on the Penalty Kill

Wade Megan is currently tied for 1st in the league with three shorties and four penalty kill points. Even though the Monsters are atop the leader board on the penalty kill they need to keep their eyes open for guys like Megan.

Tighten Up the Power Play

The Monsters are 25th in the league on the power play. They already know they need to tighten this up. However, tonight it’s an even more important to have a crisp, clean power play.

Kenny Agostino is tied for second in the league with 17 power play assists. This guy knows how to capitalize on the man advantage.

Wolves Monsters
15-2-0-2 Leading After 1 7-2-0-2
17-0-0-1 Leading After 2 11-2-0-2
5-5-1-0 Tied After 1 9-6-1-1
7-3-2-1 Tied After 2 6-3-1-0
4-8-2-0 Trailing After 1 3-8-0-0
0-12-1-0 Trailing After 2 2-11-0-1
11-2-2-0 Outshooting Opponent 9-6-1-1
10-13-1-2 Outshot By Opponent 10-10-0-1

Season Series

10/30/2016 : Monsters (2) @ Wolves (4) = L

11/11/2016: Wolves (1) @ Monsters (2) = W

11/12/2016: Wolves (2) @ Monsters (4) = W

12/17/2016: Monsters (2) @ Wolves (1) = W(OT)

01/26/2017

01/28/2017

02/22/2017

03/04/2017

03/09/2017

03/21/2017

03/22/2017

04/01/2017

Stats Matchup

Wolves Monsters
3.36 (5) GPG 2.59 (22)
2.73 (6) GAPG 2.77 (10)
21.4% (7) PP% 15.5% (25)
84.8% (4) PK% 84.3% (6)
Wade Megan; 20 G Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand; 12
Kenny Agostino; 38 A Leader TJ Tynan; 20
Kenny Agostino; 55 P Leader TJ Tynan; 24
Reid McNeill; 50 PIM Leader Brett Gallant; 79
10-10-2-1 Road/Home 11-7-1-1
6-4-0-0 Last 10 4-5-0-1
1-0-0-0 Streaks 1-0-0-0