Darren Haydar Leads Wolves to 2-0 Series Lead in Calder Cup Finals

Steve JankowskiAnalyst IJune 1, 2008

In a six minute span, Chicago Wolves Captain Darren Haydar broke two AHL Calder Cup Playoff scoring records and in the process helped the Wolves to a 4-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game 2 of the AHL championship series at Allstate Arena.

Haydar's first goal of the game, on a breakaway at the 7:35 mark of the first period, gave him 52 career postseason goals, one more than AHL Hall of Famer Jody Gage.

Less than six minutes later, Haydar pounced on a rebound while Chicago was on the power play to record his 120th career postseason point, breaking the record of AHL Hall of Famer Willie Marshall.

Colin Stuart gave the Wolves a 3-0 lead late in the 2nd, but the Penguins scored twice in 37 seconds on a two-man advantage to cut Chicago's lead to one goal.

However, Joel Kwiatkowski found a loose puck near the goal line and stuffed it in the net with 1:53 left in the game to provide the final margin.

Kwiatkowski has goals in six straight postseason games, the longest such streak in the AHL playoffs since 2001.

The series shifts to Pennsylvania for Game 3 Wednesday night, with Chicago holding a two games to none advantage in the best of seven series.


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