Weekend Takeaways

Crawford Reaches 300
Although the final score in Georgia was disappointing, one of the clear bright spots was the play of Callum Crawford, who had his best night in a Black Wolves uniform. The 33-year-old forward finished with three goals and three assists, with his third goal in the fourth quarter the 300th of his career. His short-handed goal in the third quarter came after he spun away from the defender, jumped and threaded a shot between Georgia goalie Mike Poulin and the left post and crossbar. Crawford has six goals and 10 assists in four games since he was traded from Buffalo on February 28th.

Mad Hatter
Kevin Crowley extended a pair of impressive streaks over two games this past weekend. Not only did he run his streak of games with at least one goal to 32, but he also collected his fourth straight hat trick. Crowley has been locked in all season. He has posted a hat trick in six of the last seven games, and he has nine overall. He has 11 games with multiple goals and leads the Black Wolves with 36 goals. He is on pace for the first 50-goal season of his career.

Finding A Spark
The Black Wolves have been searching all season for a breakout offensive performance. If a stretch of 14 minutes and 18 seconds in the second half at Georgia is any indication, that breakout may be on the horizon. Six different players combined for eight goals as the Black Wolves rallied from 13-4 down to within 15-12 with 5:56 remaining in the game. Counting assists, 12 different players had a hand in those goals. That kind of diversity is problematic for a defense. Now the Black Wolves need to extend what happened during that second-half span in Georgia over four quarters.