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Preview: Monsters, Wolves Play Final Regular Season Game

John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters

Cleveland Monsters at Chicago Wolves

Saturday, April 1st at 8pm est

Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online

Twitter: @Chicago_Wolves , #ChicagoWolves

@MonstersHockey , #CLEMonsters

Cleveland Monsters; 33-28-3-4, 73 points, 5th Central, 8th West

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Chicago Wolves; 39-18-7-5, 90 points, 2nd Central, 2nd West

Last night the Wolves clinched a playoff spot in the Central with their win over the Iowa Wild. There are two spots left and the Monsters would like to end the season sitting in one of them.

Due to the race to the playoffs, we know the Monsters will come into tonight's game hot. However, the Wolves still have a bad taste in their mouth from the last time the two met in Cleveland. The Monsters beat the Wolves on the 21st and 22nd of March.

Tonight will also be the last time the two teams meet during the regular season. It will definitely be a must listen/watch game.

Zac Dalpe is currently on a two-game point streak. He is one of the more motivated guys on the team. If a play doesn't work, Dalpe will still find a way to put the puck in the back of the net.

Gabriel Carlsson will join the team today in Chicago and is expected to make his debut tonight.

The Monsters need to keep an eye on their usual suspects Wade Megan, Andrew Agozzino, and Kenny Agostino. Leaving them alone at any point in the game will be detrimental to the Monsters.

Wolves Monsters
22-3-0-5 Leading After 1 10-2-1-2
23-0-0-1 Leading After 2 17-2-0-2
13-5-2-0 Tied After 1 15-10-2-1
15-5-4-4 Tied After 2 12-5-3-0
4-10-5-0 Trailing After 1 8-16-0-1
1-13-3-0 Trailing After 2 4-21-0-2
17-4-4-2 Outshooting Opponent 14-10-1-2
19-14-3-3 Outshot by Opponent 19-18-2-1

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 – Monsters (3) @ Wolves (2) = W – recap

03/21/2017 – Wolves (1) @ Monsters (4) = Wrecap

03/22/2017 – Wolves (1) @ Monsters (2) = W (SO) – recap

04/01/2017

Stats Matchup

Wolves Monsters
3.32 (6) GPG 2.51 (26)
2.62 (7) GAPG 2.74 (9)
20.8% (8) PP% 15.1% (26)
83.5% (7) PK% 85.2% (4)
Wade Megan, 30 G Leader Hannikainen, Milano, 16
Kenny Agostino, 50 A Leader T.J. Tynan, 26
Kenny Agostino, 79 P Leader Sonny Milano, 38
Brad Malone, 72 PIM Leader Brett Gallant, 111
23-6-3-1 Road/Home 13-17-1-2
4-1-3-2 Last 10 6-4-0-0
2-0-0-2 Streaks 0-1-0-0