Chicago Wolves in the midst of another Streak
At this time last season, the Chicago Wolves were in the midst of a franchise-record-tying 14-game point streak. During that run from Dec. 9 to Jan. 6 when the Wolves posted a 12-0-1-1 record, they outscored their opponents 52-30. That was pretty good.
This year’s Wolves would love to match that 14-game point streak. For now, though, Rocky Thompson’s crew rides a nine-game streak that features eight wins and an overtime loss to Rockford on Dec. 21. But remember how it took last year’s group 14 games to earn that plus-22 goal differential? This year’s team has outscored foes 39-18 during its nine-game run.
More impressively, the Wolves have played the last three games without the AHL’s scoring leader as Brandon Pirri (17 goals, 24 assists) has been aiding the Vegas Golden Knights — and even delivered the game-winning goal in Thursday’s 2-1 win over Colorado. The Wolves also have played the last five games without the AHL’s top-scoring rookie defenseman as Erik Brännström has been captaining Sweden’s U20 team in the World Junior Championship.