WOLVES GAME RECAPS
Apr. 22, 2015 -- WOLVES 2 vs Utica 3 2OT (box score)
Apr. 24, 2015 -- WOLVES 2 vs Utica 1 (box score)
Apr. 22, 2015
ROSEMONT, IL --- Chicago Wolves forward Magnus Pääjärvi’s goal with one second left forced overtime, but Utica recovered to earn a 3-2 victory at 3:10 of the second extra period Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Allstate Arena.
Pääjärvi scored both goals for the eighth-seeded Wolves, who rallied after surrendering two goals in the opening 10:28. Chicago and Utica return to Allstate Arena for Game 2 at 7 p.m. Friday.
"That game could have gone either way," said Wolves head coach John Anderson. "It’s just one game. Let’s strap it on again Friday."
Apr. 24, 2015
ROSEMONT, IL --- Jeremy Welsh’s second-period goal stood up as the game-winner as the Chicago Wolves evened their Western Conference Quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over Utica on Friday night at Allstate Arena.
Defenseman Brent Regner scored a goal and added an assist for the Wolves (1-1) while goaltender Jordan Binnington rejected 30 of 31 shots to earn the win. The scene shifts to Utica for the rest of the best-of-five series with Game 3 at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
"I thought our goalie was the best player on the ice tonight," said Wolves head coach John Anderson. "I thought we did a lot of good clearing. We didn't give them a ton of good cycles in our zone."
"I felt confident and the team was doing a very good job of blocking out and I was able to see the majority of the shots," Binnington said. "In the playoffs, you need that extra compete level and I think our team has that."
|04-29-15||at||UTICA||7:00 PM EDT||War Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY|
|05-01-15||at||UTICA||7:00 PM EDT||War Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY|
|05-02-15||at||UTICA (if necessary)||7:00 PM EDT||War Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY|
The second-seeded Moncton Wildcats are taking on the fourth seed Quebec Remparts in the semifinal round of the QMJHL playoffs. Blues' prospect Ivan Barbashev currently leads all QMJHL playoff goal scorers with 13, and is third in the overall playoff scoring race with 24 points in 14 games.
LINK to series preview at the QMJHL website (in English) with complete head-to-head comparisons for the 2014-15 season.
LINK to expanded playoff brackets at the QMJHL website; scroll down for the Moncton/Quebec series.
WILDCATS SEMIFINAL ROUND GAME RECAPS
Apr. 23, 2015 -- WILDCATS 1 vs Quebec 4 (box score)
Apr. 25, 2015 -- WILDCATS 3 vs Quebec 4 (box score)
WILDCATS SEMIFINAL ROUND GAME SCHEDULE
|04-27-15||at||QUEBEC||7:00 PM EDT||Colisee Pepsi, Quebec, QC|
|04-28-15||at||QUEBEC||7:00 PM EDT||Colisee Pepsi, Quebec, QC|
|05-01-15||vs||QUEBEC (if necessary)||7:00 PM ADT||Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB|
|05-03-15||at||QUEBEC (if necessary)||3:00 PM EDT||Colisee Pepsi, Quebec, QC|
|05-05-15||vs||QUEBEC (if necessary)||7:00 PM ADT||Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB|
Prospect Statistics Update
Below is a link to a Word Online document with up-to-date stats for all the Blues' prospects in the 2014-15 season. Click on the "Full Page View" icon (lower right-hand corner) to view the file in a large and easy-to-read display. Stat lines in RED are stats from players still active in this season's playoffs.