Wolves prevail in double OT, even series

Photo: Jon Hayt

AHL MVP Daniel Carr scored 6:01 into double overtime to give Chicago a 2-1 victory over San Diego in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday night.

Knotted at two games apiece, the teams skate in Game 5 of the series Saturday night in San Diego (10 ET, AHLTV).

Carr took a pass from T.J. Tynan, carried the puck into the offensive zone and snapped a shot from between the hash marks that beat Kevin Boyle, giving the Wolves their second OT win of the series.

Oscar Dansk (8-5) stopped 40 of 41 shots on the night for Chicago, including all 20 he faced in sudden-death overtime.

Following a scoreless opening period, Chicago won a battle along the boards and Griffin Reinhart wired a shot from the slot past Boyle (3-1) to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead at 4:18 of the second.

San Diego was outshot 31-12 over the first two periods, but finally found the back of the net 3:36 into the third as Justin Kloos wristed a shot home from between the circles, making it 1-1.

Boyle finished with 42 saves in the loss.

Attendance at Pechanga Arena San Diego was 12,147, largest for an AHL playoff game since the clinching Game 4 of the 2016 Calder Cup Finals in Cleveland (19,665).

Western Conference Finals – Series “N” (best-of-7)
C1-Chicago Wolves vs. P3-San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Fri., May 17 – CHICAGO 5, San Diego 4 (OT) | Recap/Highlights
Game 2 – Sat., May 18 – San Diego 3, CHICAGO 0 | Recap/Highlights
Game 3 – Wed., May 22 – SAN DIEGO 3, Chicago 2 | Recap/Highlights
Game 4 – Fri., May 24 – Chicago 2, SAN DIEGO 1 (2OT)
Game 5 – Sat., May 25 – Chicago at San Diego, 10:00, AHLTV
Game 6 – Mon., May 27 – San Diego at Chicago, 8:00, AHLTV
*Game 7 – Wed., May 29 – San Diego at Chicago, 8:00, AHLTV
*if necessary… All times Eastern