The Griffins and Wolves met in Chicago on Friday night and the Griffins won 3-0, as Thomas McCollum posted a shutout and helped extend the Griffs' road winning streak to six. The Griffins remained one point out of the division lead despite the victory. In anticipation of this Midwest Division battle, I asked Daniel Wagner of the Vancouver Sun's Canucks blog Pass It to Bulis a few questions about what to expect from the Canucks' AHL affiliate. Below his answers are my analysis based on how the game played out.
1. How have the Wolves done this year?
D-The Wolves got off to a great start, winning their first 4 games, but they haven't been able to string 2 wins together since. When they win, it's usually just by 1 or 2 goals, which doesn't give me much confidence. The main problem right now is their special teams, which have struggled all season. They're capable of much better and they're still above .500.