Krog's hat trick leads Wolves to Calder Cup title

Jun 11, 2008 - 5:14 AM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Jason Krog recorded his second hat trick of the postseason and defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski collected three assists as the Chicago Wolves captured the Calder Cup championship Tuesday with a 5-2 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Game Six of the Finals at Allstate Arena.

Krog also set up a goal en route to becoming the first non-goalie since 2001 to win the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the American Hockey League's playoff MVP. Krog led all players in scoring during the postseason with 38 points - 28 of which have been recorded on home ice.

A veteran of 198 NHL games, Krog registered 10 points in the Calder Cup Finals.

Blue-liner Nathan Oystrick and Brett Sterling also scored and Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves for the Wolves, who also won the Calder Cup in 2002 and claimed the Turner Cup twice while in the old International Hockey League. Pavelec became the third goalie in league history to post 16 wins in a postseason.

Luca Caputi and defenseman Mark Ardelan netted goals for the Penguins, who became the first team in AHL history to force a sixth game in the Finals after falling into a three-games-to-none hole.

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