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"Game Time" PROSPECT SUNDAY for December 21, 2014

The Wolves got blown out twice at home this week; Niklas Lundström and the Aces won a pair and then channeled the parent club last night; and your GTPD has a bad case of the holiday blues... so... apologies in advance if there is a distinct aroma of "who gives a rat's behind?" in the air today.

Ty Rattie: Still the Blues' only real blue-chip prospect in the minors at present. Photo by
Ty Rattie: Still the Blues' only real blue-chip prospect in the minors at present. Photo by
Chicago Wolves

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TRANSACTIONS

Date Link Details
. 12-19-14 LINK D PETTERI LINDBOHM reassigned from St. Louis (NHL) to Chicago (AHL).

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INJURY REPORT

Date Link Details
. 10-19-14 LINK D JOEL EDMUNDSON (back); return date indefinite.

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Chicago

WOLVES GAME RECAPS

Dec. 17, 2014 -- WOLVES 1 vs Adirondack 4 (box score)

Dec. 20, 2014 -- WOLVES 1 vs Iowa 5 (box score)

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Dec. 17, 2014

Wolves tamed by Flames, 4-1

ROSEMONT, IL --- Playing their first game in eight days, the Chicago Wolves surrendered three power-play goals to the Adirondack Flames in a 4-1 loss Wednesday afternoon before 13,690 fans at Allstate Arena.
Center Colin Fraser scored for the Wolves (14-10-3-0) while goaltender Jordan Binnington (7-4-1) stopped 21 shots. Flames goaltender Joni Ortio posted 30 saves to earn the win.
"One of my old coaches said the hardest thing to do in hockey is score," said Wolves head coach John Anderson. "It’s getting a little frustrating. We had a couple wide-open nets in the first period and we don’t score."

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Dec. 20, 2014

Wolves fall to Wild

ROSEMONT, IL --- Iowa forwards Jason Gregoire and Tyler Graovac scored two goals apiece to lead the Wild to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night at Allstate Arena.
Defenseman Mathieu Brodeur scored for the Wolves (14-11-3-0), who get a rematch with the Wild at 3 p.m. Sunday in Iowa.
"I hope our desperation level (changes) more than anything," said Wolves head coach John Anderson. "We were embarrassed at home and now we have a chance to do the same thing right back to them, so we better do it."

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PAW PRINTS: Sebastian Wännström's AHL Press Box Tour 2014 has now reached twelve consecutive games ... There has still been no announcement of any injury or suspension, and no assignment to Alaska (or anywhere else) as yet ... Look for his photo on milk cartons soon ... Ty Rattie (28 GP, 14 G) has fallen to third on the league's goal-scoring leaderboard; Cody Beach (21 GP, 130 PM) still leads the league in penalty minutes; and Jordan Binnington ranks seventh in goals-against average (2.09) and 16th in save percentage (91.9%).

Wolves' 2014-15 Scoring and Penalty Statistics

Wolves' 2014-15 Goaltending Statistics

Chicago

DATE ... OPPONENT TIME VENUE
12-21-14 at IOWA 3:00 PM CST Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
12-22-14 vs GRAND RAPIDS 7:00 PM CST Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
12-26-14 at MILWAUKEE 7:00 PM CST BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

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ACES GAME RECAPS

Dec. 17, 2014 -- ACES 6 vs Bakersfield 1 (box score)

Dec. 19, 2014 -- ACES 5 vs Bakersfield 2 (box score)

Dec. 20, 2014 -- ACES 3 vs Bakersfield 4 SO (box score)

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Dec. 17, 2014

The Big Bad Wolfe

ANCHORAGE, AK --- Greg Wolfe earned three points (2g-1a) and the Alaska Aces used three goals in the first period, cruising to a 6-1 blowout win over the Bakersfield Condors on Wednesday at Sullivan Arena.
The Aces, recording their largest margin of victory this season, snapped a four-game losing streak and extended their home winning streak to six straight games. They extended their lead as big as 5-0 while ten different players recorded points for Alaska. Ty Rimmer dropped his first loss to the Aces with 22 saves.

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Dec. 19, 2014

High Five

ANCHORAGE, AK --- Olivier Archambault scored twice and added an assist in over a five minute span to help erase a two goal deficit and lift the Alaska Aces to their seventh straight home victory, 5-2 over the Bakersfield Condors before 4,013 fans at Sullivan Arena on Friday.
The Aces, who scored five unanswered goals, moved back to within a game of the .500 mark and improved to 3-4-0 in the season series against the Condors, scoring 11 goals in the two game series thus far. Greg Wolfe posted his second straight three-point game and Niklas Lundström made a season-high 36 saves.

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Dec. 20, 2014

Off Point

ANCHORAGE, AK --- Frans Tuohimaa stopped all five shooters, along with 26 saves to help the Bakersfield Condors sneak past the Alaska Aces, 4-3 in a shootout before 4,482 fans at Sullivan Arena on Saturday night.
The Aces, extending their unbeaten streak (in regulation) to eight games, led 3-1 in the third period, squandered on back-to-back goals by Kellen Jones and Brendan Brooks in the final 5:50 of regulation. Tim Coffman returned to the lineup to score twice while Corey Syvret and Raphael Bussieres each registered two assists.

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ACES IN THE HOLE: Rookie winger Jacob Doty tallied his first professional goal (along with a plus-2 and a fight) in the Aces' 6-1 win over Bakersfield on the 17th ... Lundström was named first star in that win, and picked up his first pro assist on Olivier Archambault's game-winning goal on the 19th ... The Aces now face another extended break in their schedule, as they are off until a New Year's Eve home date with the Utah Grizzlies.

Aces' 2014-15 Scoring and Penalty Statistics

Aces' 2014-15 Goaltending Statistics

Alaska

DATE ... OPPONENT TIME VENUE
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COMING UP:

This week's "Trending Up" feature at 2:00 PM CDT.

Our "On The Horizon" feature, focusing on the upcoming schedule for all the Blues' prospects, is on hold while we re-evaluate interest. If you like seeing where the Euro, college and junior prospects are playing each week, let us know in the Comments below.