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updated: 12/11/2013 10:10 PM

Wolves rally to snap Griffins' streak

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Chicago Wolves rallied for the second straight game, this time defeating division-leading Grand Rapids Griffins 4-2 at Van Andel Arena.

The Wolves' Alexandre Bolduc scored twice, and Dmitrij Jaskin and Ty Rattie chipped in with third-period goals. Goalie Jake Allen (10-6-2) turned away 27 shots to earn the victory -- which snapped Grand Rapids' seven-game winning streak.

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The Wolves (12-10-0-2) pressured Grand Rapids from the opening faceoff, and it paid off. Bolduc, in front of the net with teammate Chris Porter, chipped a rebound from a point shot for a 1-0 lead 10:02 into the game.

The Griffins (17-5-1-1) dominated the second period with 16 shots and 2 goals. Jeff Hoggan intercepted a Wolves pass at the top of the zone and snapped a quick shot over Allen's glove at 11:03.

The Griffins went ahead at 16:33 while on a two-man advantage. Riley Sheahan received the puck at the top of the right faceoff dot and blasted a shot over Allen's short-side shoulder.

Bolduc scored his second to even the score at 2-2 at 17:20 of the second period. Defenseman David Shields sent an outlet pass to Bolduc, who carried the puck up the ice and moved in on McCollum while shrouded by multiple defenders. After an attempted pass was knocked down, Bolduc became tied up with defenders in the crease as the puck slid into the goal.

The Wolves snapped the tie with a power-play tally from Jaskin. The rookie collected a rebound on a shot from the blue line and tapped it home.

Rattie closed the scoring by finishing off a wraparound attempt from Jaskin for his team-leading ninth goal of the season.

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