The Chicago Wolves got their act back together and bounced back from a 4-1 loss on Sunday to win 2-1 against the Charlotte Checkers in front of a crowd of 4,404 at Time Warner Arena.

In the first period, Checkers left wing Chris Terry opened the scoring at 12 minutes and 44 seconds tipping a pass from Bobby Sanguinetti past Lack. Second assist to Sutter.

The Wolves opened the scoring in the second period as Center Steve Pinizzotto (who missed the entire 2011-2012 season with an injury) by beating Checkers goaltender Dan Ellis glove side at 1 minute and 4 seconds (assists to Brett Sterling and Nathan Longpre).

Then it was Pinizzotto again pouncing on another rebound at the foot of Ellis and tipping it home at 12 minutes and 50 seconds. Assists to Anton Rodin and Andrew Ebbett.

Zack Kassian tried to advance Chicago's lead moments later shooting a puck past Ellis from a scrum in front of the Charlotte net, but the goal was waived off due to goalie interference. 

Another attempt at advancing the lead for Chicago, this time by Darren Haydar, was called back late in the third because of a hand pass.

Charlotte pulled Ellis with more than a minute left in regulation for the extra attacker, but the period closed without a score and the Wolves went on to win 2-1.


The Wolves posted a season-high 43 shots and are now in a tie with Charlotte for the most points in the American Hockey League with 15.

The Wolves next game is at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee against the Milwaukee Admirals for an amtrak rivalry game. (I will be at this game)


Shots on goal: Chicago..43  Charlotte..25


Saves:  Lack (Chicago) 24 of 25.. Ellis (Charlotte) 41 of 43