Wolves roll to Game 2 win

Photo: Dale Woltman

Seven different Wolves scored on Friday night as Chicago evened up the Central Division Finals with a 7-3 win over Grand Rapids in Game 2.

The series continues Saturday in Grand Rapids.

The Wolves opened up a 3-0 lead in the first period then pulled away with four goals in the third, scoring seven times in a playoff game for the first time since a 7-3 win over Rockford on May 3, 2008.

Mackenzie MacEachern, Vince Dunn and Tage Thompson all recorded a goal and an assist for Chicago, while Petteri Lindbohm, Brett Sterling, Jake Walman and Andrew Agozzino also scored.

Kenny Agostino and Ty Loney recorded two assists apiece and Ville Husso (4-3) made 28 saves for Chicago, which has bounced back from each of its three losses this postseason with a win in its next game.

Kyle Criscuolo, Evgeny Svechnikov and Matt Lorito scored for the Griffins, who lost for the first time in these playoffs. Jared Coreau stopped 24 of 31 shots.

Central Division Finals – Series “K” (best-of-7)
C1-Chicago Wolves vs. C2-Grand Rapids Griffins
Game 1 – Wed., May 3 – Grand Rapids 4, CHICAGO 1
Game 2 – Fri., May 5 – CHICAGO 7, Grand Rapids 3
Game 3 – Sat., May 6 – Chicago at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 4 – Mon., May 8 – Chicago at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 5 – Sat., May 13 – Grand Rapids at Chicago, 8:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 15 – Chicago at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 7 – Tue., May 16 – Grand Rapids at Chicago, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern