Jaskin called up by Blues before Wolves lose in OT
BY BRIAN SANDALOw For Sun-Times Media March 16, 2014 7:30PM
Forward Anton Rodin (15) works against IceHogs defenseman Ryan Stanton during the Wolves’ victory Sunday at Allstate Arena. | Steve Woltmann~Chicago Wolves
Updated: March 16, 2014 8:25PM
The Wolves won’t miss the Texas Stars. They’ll miss Dmitrij Jaskin.
Mike Hedden’s goal 35 seconds into overtime gave the conference-leading Stars a 3-2 win over the Wolves on Sunday. The Stars completed a four-game season sweep, with Sunday’s point the only one earned by the Wolves (35-19-5-2) on the same day they lost Jaskin to a call-up from the St. Louis Blues.
Over the four games, the Stars outscored the Wolves 12-4. On Saturday, they ended the Wolves’ 17-game home points streak with a 3-0 win. On Sunday, they capitalized on a turnover behind the Wolves’ net to tie the score at 1, then got the game-winner after another turnover and missed coverage in front of goalie Jake Allen (27 saves).
‘‘They’re a good team,’’ Wolves coach John Anderson said. ‘‘Take all the guns out of our pocket — we keep shooting ourselves in the foot.’’
The mistakes won’t help the Wolves make up ground in the standings, where they pulled within seven of division leader Grand Rapids thanks to Ty Rattie’s game-tying goal with 3:34 left in the third.
The same goes for Jaskin’s absence. His recall was announced during the second intermission.
If he was recalled to replace T.J. Oshie, whose girlfriend is expecting to give birth, Jaskin won’t be away from the Wolves for long. But if he’s replacing Vladimir Tarasenko, the Wolves might be without him for longer. The Blues announced Tarasenko will have surgery on his right hand Wednesday and miss at least six weeks.
The Wolves jumped in front with 12:35 left in the first period on Keith Aucoin’s goal. The Stars (38-17-3-5) answered 47 seconds later when Kevin Henderson took advantage of a miscue between Allen, Adam Cracknell and Evan Oberg behind the net.
The Stars took their first lead at 13:27 in the second on Henderson’s second goal.