OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Chicago Wolves moved within 1 point of clinching a playoff berth with a 3-0 triumph Saturday night over Western Conference leader Oklahoma City.
If the Wolves (40-26-3-3) force overtime or win Tuesday at Texas, then they'll wrap up their 15th playoff berth in the franchise's 18 years of existence. There's also a chance Chicago -- which has four games left in the regular season -- can clinch the Midwest Division title outright the same night. That would ensure no worse than the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference's half of the 16-team AHL playoffs.
Eddie Lack, the top goaltending prospect in the Vancouver Canucks
' system, stopped 29 shots to earn his fourth shutout of the season. Left wing Bill Sweatt
, who grew up in Lombard and Elburn, led the way with his fifth two-goal performance as a professional. The 23-year-old owns 16 goals for the season.
Mike Davies earned the primary assist on both of Sweatt's tallies. All-star forward Darren Haydar added a power-play goal in the second period --- his fifth goal in the last eight games.
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