COMPLETE NUTRITION GAME PREVIEW AT MANITOBA 11.22.16Nov 22, 2016
Iowa Wild (6-10-0-1, 13 points) at Manitoba Moose (7-6-0-1, 15 Points)
Iowa continues a seven-game road trip with the first of two games in Manitoba. Iowa started the lengthy road trip on Saturday with a 5-0 loss at Chicago. The Moose come into Friday’s game after a 5-2 loss at Tucson on Friday. The team scheduled to play on Saturday in Arizona, but the game was postponed due to a player health emergency.
While Iowa has played more home games (13) than six other teams have played overall games, the club is tied for the fewest road games played in the league at four. The Wild is 1-3-0-0 on the road this season, while Manitoba is 5-1-0-0 at home. Iowa has one win in the last six outings, while Manitoba has lost three of its last four.
Tuesday marks the 11th meeting between the two clubs. Iowa is 7-3-0-0 all-time against Manitoba, including a 3-1-0-0 mark all-time in Winnipeg. The Moose is 3-5-0-2 against the Wild all-time, including a 1-2-0-1 mark at the MTS Centre. The two teams meet a total of eight times this season.
Team Date Time Radio / TV
at Manitoba 11/22 7:00 PM CT iHeartRadio
at Manitoba 11/23 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Charlotte 11/26 5:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Charlotte 11/27 12:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Grand Rapids 12/2 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
11.21.16: Delete– F Christoph Bertschy - recalled by Minnesota (NHL)
Last Time Out
Iowa Wild were defeated by the Chicago Wolves 5-0 on Saturday night in front of 13,478 fans at Allstate Arena. Chicago goalie Pheonix Copley stopped all 20 shots he faced from Iowa, securing his first shutout of the season. Rookie forward Bryce Gervais led Chicago’s offense with two goals. Wolves’ forwards Andrew Agozzino, Samuel Blais and Wade Megan also scored in the win. Iowa goalie Steve Michalek stopped 17 of 22 in defeat.
Through the first 17 games of the regular season, veteran forward Jordan Schroeder is tied for the team lead in scoring with four goals and six assists for 10 points in 14 games played. Rookie Alex Tuch is tied for first the team in points with 10 in 17 games played. Tuch and Schroeder lead the team with four goals each. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson is third in scoring with nine points and he leads the team lead with seven assists. Forwards Teemu Pulkkinen (3g, 5a), Pat Cannone (2g-6a), Colton Beck (2g-5a) and Mario Lucia (3g,4a) also rank among the team’s scoring leaders. Defenseman Mike Reilly has one goal and six assists for seven points in eight games. He remains on recall to Minnesota.
Veteran Alex Stalock and Steve Michalek split time in net for Iowa. Stalock is 2-5-0 with a 4.04 GAA and a .872 SV%. Michalek is 4-5-1 with a 3.28 GAA and a .912 SV%.
Iowa’s power play sits 17th in the league after going 12-for-72 (16.7%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 25rth after stopping 52 of 69 (75.4%).
● Saturday night’s shutout at Chicago ended scoring streaks for two Iowa forwards. Teemu Pulkkinen had his six-game scoring streak(3g,5a) snapped and Pat Cannone’s five-game scoring streak (1g-5a).
Rookie Jack Roslovic leads the Moose in scoring with ten points in 14 games played. Roslovic is tied for Maniotba’s team lead with seven assists this season. He is tied for 10th in the AHL among all rookies in points. Forward Quinton Howden was among the team leaders in points prior to his NHL call up to the Jets. Howden had a team-high seven goals and was second with nine points in 11 games played. Defenseman Kevin Czuczman is tied for second on the team in points with nine in 14 contests. Czauczman leads all Moose defenders in points and he is tied for the team lead in assists. Chase De Leo also remains on NHL callup, he was among the team leaders in points with seven in 12 games.
Goalies Eric Comrie and Ondrej Pavalec share time in net for Manitoba. Comrie sees the majority of time and is 4-4-0 with a 2.51 GAA and a .916 SV %. Pavelec is 3-2-1 with a 3.62 GAA and a .899 SV %.
Manitoba’s power play is 18th, going 11-for-68 (16.2%). The Moose is 26th on the penalty kill, stopping 51 of