Welcoming back coach John Anderson for another year as the Wolves head coach, the Wolves defeated the Rampage 3-1 at their 20th home opener on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.
“Wins are always awesome,” Anderson said. “We played a real tough team in San Antonio, so it was nice to beat a solid team and win one in front of our fans.”
The first period ended at 0-0. In the second period, Chicago's center Corey Locke scored at 1 minute 10 seconds of the period. He cleaned up a rebound after San Antonio goalie Dov Grumet-Morris had to go sprawling to stop Chicago's right winger Mark Mancari's tap in attempt from the other side of the crease. Mancari and left wing Dmitrij Jaskin earned assists on the goal.
At six minutes and 59 seconds of the second Chicago's rookie right wing, Ty Rattie, made the score 2-0 Chicago. Chicago defenseman Evan Oberg, blasted a shot from the left point, and Rattie, skating 10 feet in front of the crease, lifted his stick between his waist and knees and deflected the puck past Grumet-Morris for his first professional goal. Evan Oberg and center Pat Cannone earned the assists.
San Antonio pulled within one just 38 seconds later when Chicago's goalie Jake Allen got a piece of San Antonio right wing Jed Ortmeyer's close range shot, but the puck trickled across the goal line at 7 minutes and 29 seconds.
The second period ended with Chicago ahead 2-1.
In the third period, Chicago's right wing Mark Mancari, boosted Chicago's lead to 3-1 at one minute and 22 seconds. Mancari eased behind San Antonio's defense and Chicago's forward Nathan Longpre flipped the puck ahead to the blue line to set up the breakaway. Mancari faked a shot to get Grumet-Morris to commit and then tucked the puck into the left corner of the net for his first goal of the season. Longpre earned the only assist on the goal.
The game ended with Chicago winning 3-1. There were a lot of fights in this game also.
Allen has allowed only 2 goals in his two starts for Chicago.
Shots on Goal
Chicago 32 San Antonio 31
Jake Allen (Chicago) 30 of 31 Grumet-Morris (San Antonio) 29 of 32
3.....Ty Rattie 2....Jake Allen 1...Mark Mancari