The Wolves and the Marlies enter today’s game tied for seventh place in the Western Conference with 87 points. Whichever team wins this game wraps up the No. 7 seed and faces No. 2 seed Grand Rapids (100 points) in the best-of-five Western Conference quarterfinals. Today’s loser accepts the No. 8 seed and faces top-seeded Utica (103 points).
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Wolves concluded the regular season with a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena.
The Chicago Wolves open the 2015 Calder Cup playoffs with a best-of-five series against the Utica Comets. The teams start their Western Conference Quarterfinals series at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Allstate Arena.
With two games to go in the regular season, the Wolves still have a chance to be either the No. 6, 7 or 8 seed when the playoffs start next week. Their list of potential first-round opponents remains four-deep: Utica, Grand Rapids, San Antonio and Rockford.
The Chicago Wolves enter the final weekend of the season with a game against in-state rival Rockford, pitting two of the Western Conference’s hottest teams against each other. Since their last meeting on March 15, the Wolves have posted a 10-3-0-0 record while the IceHogs have gone 11-3-0-0.