Comeback Kids

The Wolf Pack are acquiring quite the comeback personality all of a sudden, after pulling out their second straight come-from-behind win Tuesday night, beating Portland 4-3 in Lewiston, Maine after trailing 3-0 coming out of the first period.

That was after the Pack wiped out a 3-1 third-period deficit in Saturday’s visit to Springfield, which also ended as a 4-3 triumph.

In an interesting statistical tidbit, a full one-third of the Wolf Pack’s victories on the year, seven out of 21 total, have come in games that they trailed after two periods.  And the Pack played with a short roster in Tuesday’s win, after J.T. Miller was recalled to New York late in the afternoon.  That left Ken Gernander & Co. with only 17 available skaters, as they could not dress Arron Asham due to the AHL’s veteran restriction.

Andrew Yogan

Andrew Yogan

The Pack are doing a nice job of spreading out the offense in a recent run that has seen them pick up at least a standings point in nine of their last 13 games (8-4-0-1).  Conor Allen chipped in a goal and an assist for the blue line on Tuesday, Andrew Yogan scored for a second straight game and both Kyle Beach and Justin Vaive extended their first Wolf Pack point-scoring streaks to three straight games.  Darroll Powe also scored a huge goal for the Pack Tuesday, as Marek Hrivik did in Saturday’s win, for his fourth tally in a span of six games.

Meanwhile, the two-headed veteran goaltending monster, so to speak, of Dov Grumet-Morris and David LeNeveu is combining to ensure that the team has confidence that enough big saves are coming at big times.  LeNeveu got the win in his old stomping grounds in Springfield on Saturday, and then Grumet-Morris came on in relief Tuesday night and shut the door for the final two periods, after a wretched first in which LeNeveu could have sued for non-support.

Tuesday’s game finished a stretch in which the Pack played six out of eight games on the road, and their road record recently has been eye-opening.  With Tuesday’s win, the club now has points in five straight away games and seven of its last nine (6-2-0-1).


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