Chris Porter leads Wolves to third win a row
BY BRIAN SANDALOW Sun-Times Media February 4, 2014 2:06PM
Adam Cracknell scored a goal in the Wolves' 4-2 victory over Utica on Tuesday.
Updated: February 4, 2014 9:25PM
Rookie Ty Rattie’s struggles were a distant memory in the Wolves’ 4-2 victory Tuesday against the Utica Comets at Allstate Arena.
During one stretch this season, Rattie had one goal in 10 games and looked to be suffering from the rigors of his first American Hockey League season. But he scored a goal and assisted on two others against the Comets, giving him six points in his last three games.
Rattie scored 48 goals last season for Portland in the Western Hockey League and came to Chicago as one of the St. Louis Blues’ top prospects. He started his first pro season OK before his production dipped. But he has recovered, leading the Wolves with 18 goals and showing an all-around game.
Rattie opened the scoring at 10:17 of the first period, then earned an assist when he won a battle behind the Comets’ net and sent the puck to Alexandre Bolduc, whose centering pass was knocked in by Chris Porter for the first of his two goals at 17:05 of the first.
The Wolves (26-16-2-2) allowed the Comets to tie the score with two goals in the second, but Rattie assisted on the tiebreaking goal by Porter at 10:12 of the third.
The Wolves are 5-1 in their last six games overall and 11-2 in their last 13 games at Allstate Arena.