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1 3rd November 19:27
big john
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Default wolves top grand rapids on thursday night


Dear JOHN,

The Wolves evened their exhibition record, 1-1, with a win over their rival,
the Grand Rapids
Griffins. Here's the recap:

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.---The Chicago Wolves never trailed in their 3-1 win
against the Grand
Rapids Griffins last night at West Meadows Ice Arena.

Chicago (1-1-0-0) grabbed the first lead of the game for the second straight
game.

Grand Rapids (0-1-0-0) will face the Wolves again in the regular-season
opener at the Allstate
Arena on Sat., Oct. 11, at 7 p.m.

The Wolves got on the board, 1-0, when left wing Eric Healey sent the puck
from the left circle
to center Kevin Doell, who fired a wrist shot from the slot past Grand
Rapids goaltender Joey
MacDonald at 16:38 of the first period.

MacDonald (0-1-0-0) posted 21 saves on 23 shots in the loss.

The Griffins knotted the game, 1-1, on the power play as center Jeff Nelson
ripped a shot from
the point where right wing Tomas Kopecky tipped it into the net past Chicago
netminder Michael
Garnett at 5:51 of the final frame.

Garnett (1-0-0-0) turned aside 36 shots in the win.

Chicago regained its lead and earned the game-winner, 2-1, with a power-play
goal of its own
when left wing Simon Gamache deflected center Derek MacKenzie�s shot into
the goal at 12:59 of
the third period.

Defenseman Evan Nielsen iced the game for the Wolves, 3-1, with an empty-net
goal at 19:33 of
the final stanza.

The Wolves close out their preseason slate against the Milwaukee Admirals at
The Edge in
Bensenville on Sat., Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.


Grand Rapids---0--0--1---1
Chicago---0--1--2---3


First Period---None. Penalties---Ballantyne, Grand Rapids (slashing), 4:23;
MacKenzie, Chicago
(slashing), 6:01; Germyn, Grand Rapids (slashing), 6:01; Ballantyne, Grand
Rapids
(interference), 16:27.

Second Period---1, Chicago, Doell 1 (Healey, Tapper), 16:38 pp.
Penalties---Lewandowski,
Chicago (interference), 1:04; Baby, Chicago (hooking), 14:11.

Third Period---2, Grand Rapids, Kopecky 1 (Nelson, Groulx), 5:51 pp; 3,
Chicago, Gamache 1
(MacKenzie, Hawgood), 12:59 pp; 4, Chicago, Nielsen 1 (unassisted), 19:33
en.
Penalties---Hawgood, Chicago (holding), 1:44; Sellars, Chicago
(cross-checking, unsportsmanlike
conduct), 2:50; Germyn, Grand Rapids (tripping), 8:16; Germyn, Grand Rapids
(high-sticking),
11:25; Barnes, Grand Rapids (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:34.

Shots on goal---Grand Rapids: 9-17-11--37. Chicago: 7-10-7--24.

Power plays---Grand Rapids: 1-5. Chicago: 1-5. Goalies---Grand Rapids,
MacDonald (21-23).
Chicago, Garnett (36-37). A---989. Referee---Scott Hoberg.
Linesmen---Aaron Mills and Al
Stensland.
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