Crews are getting the ice ready and fans will be filing into the Allstate Arena shortly. The Wolves are in the midst of a two-game winning streak and hope to make it three games tonight. The Wolves last lost back on March 24th to the Milwaukee Admirals. Tonight, they will play these same Milwaukee Admirals for the second time in six days. Last week’s lost also took place here in Rosemont.
The Wolves are wrapping up a four game home stand tonight before hitting the road on Tuesday. The key to the Wolves recent success has been their offense. They have scored a combined nine goals in their last three games. Their defense has been a little shaky at times, but they have managed to find a way to win.
The Admirals have always played the Wolves tough. This year they are struggling against the Admirals with just a 2-5-0-2 record against them, including the March 24th game. Despite having the advantage against the Wolves, Milwaukee does trail overall in the standings.
The Wolves are second in the Midwest Division and seventh overall in the Western Conference with an overall record of 32-23-5-4. They have 73 points on the season and they trail first place Grand Rapids by nine points. Milwaukee is third in the division and eighth in the conference with a record of 33-25-4-3. They have 72 points on the season and only trail the Wolves by one single point.
So tonight’s game will have huge implications and could set the tone for the regular season. A win for Milwaukee could put them ahead of the Wolves in the standings. All the Wolves need to do is get one point for tonight’s game to stay ahead. Both teams are looking to go home for a Happy Easter after tonight, but it will not be easy.
I expect a lot of hard hitting, I expect physical play, and I also expect a few penalties. Both of these teams take it to each other out there on the ice and I don’t expect tonight’s game to be any different.
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