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posted: 12/27/2013 10:13 PM

Andronov's hat trick powers Wolves

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Special to the Daily Herald

CLEVELAND -- Left wing Sergey Andronov recorded his first American Hockey League hat trick, sparking the Chicago Wolves to a 4-0 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena.

Centers Corey Locke and Keith Aucoin and right wing Mark Mancari also notched multiple-point games as the Wolves skated to their fourth consecutive win.

Goaltender Jake Allen turned aside all 19 shots for his third straight win. Allen improved to 13-7-2 with his second shutout of the season.

Following a scoreless first period, the Wolves (16-12-0-2) drew first blood 18 seconds into the middle frame. Aucoin sent the puck on net and it trickled through the pads of goaltender Sami Aittokallio.

The Wolves increased their lead at 6:42 of the second period after the Monsters (14-12-0-3) took a penalty. Locke won the opening faceoff of the man advantage and sent the puck to Mancari at the blue line. Mancari returned the puck to Locke at the side of the net, and he one-timed it past Aittokallio.

Andronov notched his second goal halfway through the third period when he redirected Locke's shot.

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