"Game Time" PROSPECT SUNDAY for January 12, 2014

Jordan Binnington, decked out in his ultra-sharp Chicago PD and Fire jersey, was ultra-sharp himself on the way to earning his first AHL win in his second AHL start, a 4-3 OT win over Rockford at Allstate Arena. Photo by - Ross Dettman, Chicago Wolves

...in which Jordan Binnington plays two games, in two different leagues, and wins them both.

TRANSACTIONS

Date Link Details
STL Logo 01-05-14 LINK G JAKE ALLEN reassigned to Chicago (AHL) from St. Louis (NHL).
STL Logo 01-07-14 LINK G JORDAN BINNINGTON reassigned to Kalamazoo (ECHL) from Chicago (AHL) by St. Louis (NHL).
STL Logo 01-07-14 LINK LW WILLIAM CARRIER traded to Drummondville (QMJHL) by Cape Breton (QMJHL), along with D Matthew Donnelly in exchange for RW Guillaume Gauthier, Drummondville's fifth-round selection in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, and Drummondville's first- round selection in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.

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INJURY REPORT

Date Link Details
STL Logo ... ... None to report.

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WOLVES GAME RECAPS

Jan. 5, 2014

Wolves prevail over IceHogs in 4-3 shootout win

ROSEMONT, IL --- The Chicago Wolves rallied to earn their seventh consecutive home victory, skating to a 4-3 shootout win over Rockford in an Illinois Lottery Cup game on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena.
Centers Alexandre Bolduc and Pat Cannone and left wing Sergey Andronov scored for the Wolves (19-13-1-2) in regulation and Chicago tallied on three of five chances in the shootout. Rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington (1-0-0) made 31 saves and stopped three of four in the shootout to notch his first American Hockey League win against Chicago’s Midwest Division rival.

LINK to scoresheet at TheAHL dot com.

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Jan. 11, 2014

Wolves hold on for 2-1 victory over Admirals

MILWAUKEE, WI --- The Chicago Wolves and goaltender Jake Allen withstood a late-game flurry from the Milwaukee Admirals to post a 2-1 Amtrak Rivalry win Saturday night at the Bradley Center.
Left wing Dmitrij Jaskin and center Keith Aucoin tallied 50 seconds apart in the opening minutes of the second period for the Wolves, while Allen kicked out 25 of 26 Admirals shots, including all 13 in the third period.

LINK to scoresheet at TheAHL dot com.

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PAW PRINTS: Jaskin's goal vs. Milwaukee was his first point in four games with the Wolves since returning from his callup to St. Louis ... On Thursday, Allen was named to the 2014 AHL All-Star Team to be played on Feb. 12 at the Mile One center in St. John's, Newfoundland ... The game will feature 20 of the AHL's finest facing off against Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League (formerly known as the Elitserien).

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Chicago

DATE ... OPPONENT TIME VENUE
01-15-14 at GRAND RAPIDS 7:00 PM EST Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
01-17-14 vs TORONTO 7:30 PM CST Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
01-18-14 vs ROCKFORD 7:00 PM CST Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL

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K-WINGS GAME RECAPS:

Jan. 8, 2014

K-Wings defeat Komets in overtime

Matt Caria scores game-winner in overtime to lift Kalamazoo past Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, IN --- The Kalamazoo Wings extended their unbeaten streak in regulation to four games (3-0-1-0) Wednesday night with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Fort Wayne Komets.

LINK to scoresheet at ECHL dot com.

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Jan. 10, 2014

Cyclones snap K-Wings' unbeaten streak

Cincinnati defeats Kalamazoo 5-3
CINCINNATI, OH --- The Kalamazoo Wings four-game (3-0-1-0) unbeaten streak in regulation was snapped Friday night with a 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Cyclones at the US Bank Arena.

LINK to scoresheet at ECHL dot com.

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Jan. 11, 2014

Taylor uses the Force on Star Wars Night to give the K-Wings an OT win

Kalamazoo defeats Fort Wayne 2-1 in Overtime
KALAMAZOO, MI --- Scoring a goal in overtime as fast as the Millennium Falcon, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Fort Wayne Komets 2-1 Saturday evening during Star Wars Night at Wings Stadium.
Jordan Binnington was stellar between the pipes turning aside 39 shots to record the victory.

LINK to scoresheet at ECHL dot com.

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WING TIPS: In his last ten starts for Kalamazoo, Binnington has a 7-2-1-0 record with one shutout, a 1.68 GAA and a 94.6% saves rate, while facing just over 31 shots per game on average ... The first-year pro ranks fifth in the ECHL with a 2.14 GAA (tops among rookies), fourth with a 92.8 save percentage (second among rookies), tied for sixth with 11 wins (tops among rookies), and ninth in minutes played with 1091 (third among rookies).

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Kalamazoo

DATE ... OPPONENT TIME VENUE
01-12-14 at FORT WAYNE 5:O5 PM EST Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN
01-15-14 vs FORT WAYNE 7:00 PM EST Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
01-17-14 vs GWINNETT 7:30 PM EST Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
01-18-14 vs GWINNETT 7:30 PM EST Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

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COMING UP:

The Central Scouting Midterm rankings did not come out this week as expected (probably next week), but "The '14 File" returns today at 1414 hours -- or 2:14 PM for you civilians -- anyway. "Trending Up" at 3:00 PM, and "On The Horizon" at 4:00... by which time your GTPD will be eating some of his mom's homemade ham and bean soup and watching the Denver Broncos run roughshod over San Diego.

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