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Preview: Monsters Look to End Wolves Point Streak

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Cleveland Monsters at Chicago Wolves

Thursday, March 9th at 8pm est

Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online

Twitter: @Chicago_Wolves , @ChiWolvesLive , #ChicagoWolves

@MonstersHockey , #CLEMonsters

Cleveland Monsters, 26-24-3-4; 59 points; 5th Central; 9th West

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Chicago Wolves, 35-17-4-3; 77 points; 2nd Central; 4th West

The Wolves and Monsters are dead even in the series against each other. The Monsters have allowed 11 goals in the past two meetings with the Wolves. Currently, the Wolves are on a hot eight-game point streak. Tonight, the Monsters look to end the Wolves streak and swing the series in their favor.

T.J. Tynan was recalled by the Jackets again this morning. So, they will be missing out on their top penalty killer, one of the best guys on their power play unit, and their number one center. It's unclear if Zac Dalpe will be in the lineup tonight. He missed the last game due to his wife being in labor.

The fourth line has been a strong presence the past few games. Look for them to continue creating plays and scoring goals tonight.

The Monsters need to leave Allstate Arena with two points. They are close to catching the Iowa Wild in the four spot. Every game matters now.

Wolves Monsters
21-2-0-3 Leading After 1 9-2-1-2
21-0-01 Leading After 2 14-2-0-2
10-5-1-0 Tied After 1 12-8-2-1
13-4-3-2 Tied After 2 9-5-3-0
4-10-3-0 Trailing After 1 5-14-0-1
1-13-1-0 Trailing After 2 3-17-0-2
14-4-2-0 Outshooting Opponent 12-9-1-2
18-13-2-3 Outshot by Opponent 14-15-2-1

Season Series

10/30/2016 – Monsters (2) @ Wolves (4) = Lrecap

11/11/2016 -Wolves (1) @ Monsters (2) = W – recap

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

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

01/26/2017 – Wolves (4) @ Monsters (2) = L – recap

01/28/2017 – Wolves (2) @ Monsters (3) = W – recap

02/22/2017 – Monsters (2) @ Wolves (4) = Lrecap

03/04/2017 – Monsters (3) @ Wolves (7) = L – recap

03/09/2017

03/21/2017

03/22/2017

04/01/2017

Stats Matchup

Wolves Monsters
3.47 (4) GPG 2.46 (27)
2.71 (7) GAPG 2.81 (11)
20.6% (9) PP% 14.1% (29)
83.5% (8) PK% 84.6% (3)
Wade Megan, 27 G Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand, 14
Kenny Agostino, 48 A Leader T.J. Tynan, 23
Kenny Agostino, 69 P Leader T.J. Tynan, 30
Brad Malone, 68 PIM Leader Brett Gallant, 96
22-6-1-1 Road/Home 12-15-1-2
8-1-1-0 Last 10 3-6-1-0
7-0-1-0 Streaks 1-0-0-0