Saturday, May 24, 2008

Chicago Wolves Playoffs Update – May 24, 2008

Chicago Wolves – American Hockey League

The Wolves clinched a berth in the 2008 Calder Cup Finals with a 4-2 win against the Marlies on Friday night. Chicago won the best-of-seven series 4-1 to advance to their third Calder Cup Final in seven years since joining the American Hockey League in 2001. The Wolves won the Calder Cup in 2002 and also captured the International Hockey League’s Turner Cup Championship in 1998 and 2000. Chicago will square off against either the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins or the Portland Pirates, who are tied 3-3 with Game Seven scheduled for tonight. Game One of the Calder Cup Finals will be played on Thursday, May 29 in Chicago.

2008 AHL Western Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Gm. Date Location Result Series
1 5/16 Chicago 4-1 (CHI) 1-0 (CHI)
2 5/18 Chicago 5-0 (CHI) 2-0 (CHI)
3 5/20 Toronto 4-1 (CHI) 3-0 (CHI)
4 5/21 Toronto 6-1 (TOR) 3-1 (CHI)
5 5/23 Chicago 4-2 (CHI) 4-1 (CHI WINS)

GameFive – May 23 – Chicago 4, Toronto 2

Darren Haydar broke a 2-2 deadlock with only 5:08 remaining in the third period and Kevin Doell added an empty-net tally as the Wolves came away with a 4-2 victory on Friday night to advance to the 2008 Calder Cup Finals. Defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski and rookie Bryan Little added one goal apiece for the Wolves, while Jason Krog paced the team with two assists. Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 23 of 25 shots in his 12th post-season victory.

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