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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Chicago Wolves found a successful formula against the Charlotte Checkers on Thursday and stuck with it. The Wolves beat the Checkers 2-1 on Saturday night at Time Warner Cable Arena to sweep the two-game series.

Chicago (6-6-0-1) won in a similar fashion and identical score as Thursday, tallying two unanswered goals to down the Checkers (5-6-0-1). The Wolves received markers from defenseman Evan Oberg and right winger Mike Davies, and were anchored in net by goaltender Jake Allen (6-3-1).

Charlotte (5-6-0-1) got on the board first with a tally from center Brendan Woods at 8:53 of the first period. A deflection off Allen up high fell to a crowded front of the net, where Woods picked up the puck and scored top shelf.

The Wolves responded with two goals in the second period, including a power-play marker at 17:23.

The first, coming at 3:59, resulted from good puck movement by Chicago. Mark Mancari fed a pass to the blue line for Oberg, who released a strong shot that evaded Charlotte netminder John Muse.

Davies added the game-winning goal for the Wolves on the man advantage. Davies received the puck in the middle of the zone and beat Muse on a one-timer glove-side to give the Wolves their first lead of the game.

Muse fell to 3-2-0 on the season, with both losses coming against Chicago. He made 31 saves on the night. Allen recorded 27 saves to earn the win.
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