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  • Wolves head coach John Anderson, here giving instructions to Ty Rattie (8), Jani Hakanpaa and AlexBolduc (49), has collected 105 playoff wins in his 12 seasons with the Chicago Wolves.

      Wolves head coach John Anderson, here giving instructions to Ty Rattie (8), Jani Hakanpaa and AlexBolduc (49), has collected 105 playoff wins in his 12 seasons with the Chicago Wolves.
    Photo courtesy of Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

  • Only 21 years old, Ty Rattie scored 31 goals in his AHL rookie season with the Chicago Wolves

      Only 21 years old, Ty Rattie scored 31 goals in his AHL rookie season with the Chicago Wolves
    Photo courtesy of Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

  • Chicago Wolves goaltender Jake Allen finished No. 1 in each of the top three categories among AHL goalies.

      Chicago Wolves goaltender Jake Allen finished No. 1 in each of the top three categories among AHL goalies.
    Photo courtesy of Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

 
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When the Chicago Wolves open the Calder Cup playoffs on Friday night at Rochester, it will be the first time head coach John Anderson has been behind the bench for a Wolves postseason game since they captured the 2008 Calder Cup championship.

That's a stretch of 2,145 days between American Hockey League playoff games for Anderson. Here are 10 more numbers to know about the Wolves as they launch this best-of-five Western Conference Quarterfinal:

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The number of opening-round series the Wolves have lost with Anderson at the helm. In his first 10 playoff appearances, Chicago won all 10 series and went 31-7 (.816) overall.

1

Where Jake Allen ranked among AHL goaltenders in wins (33), goals-against average (2.03) and save percentage (.928). He's the second goaltender since save percentage became an official statistic in 1984-85 to win the Triple Crown.

2

The Wolves' seed in the Western Conference. They're opening on the road because long-distance first-round series go by a 2-3 format and the Wolves opted for more home games.

22-1-3-2

Why more home games? Because this is Chicago's record at Allstate Arena since Dec. 8 as the Wolves claimed 49 of a possible 56 points.

4

Number of league championships for the Wolves. They won the International Hockey League's Turner Cup in 1998 and 2000, and the Calder Cup in 2002 and 2008.

9

On the final day of the regular season, the Wolves flew past Grand Rapids to earn their ninth division title. Three of their four league championships came after winning the division.

12

Number of players on Chicago's active roster that have played in the NHL. This includes Oak Park native Joe Corvo, an 11-year NHL defenseman who was loaned to the team in March.

24

The number worn by rookie defenseman Jake Chelios when he made his Wolves ebut on April 11. He joined his Hall of Fame father, Chris, as part of the only father/son combo in the franchise's 20-year history.

31

Number of goals this season by 21-year-old right wing Ty Rattie, which tied for the most among AHL rookies and shared fourth in the league overall.

656

Number of Wolves victories for Anderson during his 12 years as head coach. He has won at a .618 clip during the regular season, but pumped it up to .636 (105-60) during the playoffs.

AHL Western Conference quarterfinal scheduleGame 1: 6 p.m. Friday at Rochester

Game 2: 6 p.m. Saturday at Rochester

Game 3: 7 p.m. Thursday at Allstate Arena

Game 4*: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Allstate Arena

Game 5*: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Allstate Arena

* if necessary

All games are televised on U-Too 26.2, XFinity 248 and 360, WOW 170 and RCN 35.

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