Wolves Rally for 3-2 Win
Byline: Special to the Daily Herald
The Chicago Wolves surrendered goals on Abbotsford's first 2 shots Sunday but turned things around for a 3-2 victory at the Allstate Arena that snapped a three-game winless streak.
Darren Haydar's power-play goal 57 seconds into the third period made the difference for the Wolves, who wrapped up the 2012 portion of their schedule with a 14-11-3-1 record. Andrew Ebbett and Jordan Schroeder also scored as part of Chicago's eighth consecutive 1-goal decision.
"It was unfortunate to have them score on their first 2 shots, but then we took it to them," Wolves coach Scott Arniel said. "We were all over them after that and guys got rewarded for doing things the right way."
Abbotsford (16-9-3-3) opened the scoring at 2:06 of the first period as the Wolves surrendered their first short-handed goal of the season. Chicago couldn't control the puck at the blue line, so Heat center Roman Horak took off on a breakaway and lifted a backhander over rookie goaltender Joe Cannata's right shoulder.
The Heat went up 2-0 while enjoying a two-man advantage at 11:02 of the first. Krys Kolanos passed it across the crease to Ben Walter, who got a stick on the puck and left it on the doorstep for Paul Byron to tap it home with a backhand. …