COMPLETE NUTRITION GAME PREVIEW AT MANITOBA 11.23.16Nov 23, 2016
Iowa Wild (7-10-0-1, 15 points) at Manitoba Moose (7-6-1-1, 16 Points)
Iowa continues a seven-game road trip with the second of two games in Manitoba. Iowa started the lengthy road trip on Saturday with a 5-0 loss at Chicago. The Wild rebounded with a 1-0 overtime victory Tuesday night in Winnipeg. This marks the third meeting of the season between the teams. Iowa has taken two of three, but the Moose have points in all three.
The Wild is 2-3-0-0 on the road this season, while Manitoba is 5-1-1-0 at home. Iowa has two wins in the last seven outings, while Manitoba has lost four of its last five. Wednesday marks the 12th meeting all-time between the two clubs. Iowa is 8-3-0-0 all-time against Manitoba, including a 4-1-0-0 mark all-time in Winnipeg. The Moose is 3-5-1-2 against the Wild all-time, including a 1-2-1-1 mark at the MTS Centre. The two teams meet a total of eight times this season.
Team Date Time Radio / TV
at Manitoba 11/23 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
at Chicago 12/3 7:00 PM CT KXNO/ iHeartRadio
11.22.16: Add– F Christoph Bertschy - assigned by Minnesota (NHL)
11.22.16: Delete– D Dylan Labbe – assigned to Quad City (ECHL)
Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild defeated the Manitoba Moose 1-0 in overtime in front of 4,865 fans at the MTS Centre on Tuesday night. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock made 28 saves for the shutout and forward Teemu Pulkkinen scored 1:26 into overtime, catapulting the Wild past the Moose. Stalock stopped 14 shots in the first period en route to his first shutout of the season. Pulkkinen’s goal ended Iowa’s winless drought on the road at three games. Moose goalie Eric Comrie made 34 saves on his way to an overtime defeat.
Through the first 18 games of the regular season, veteran forward Jordan Schroeder leads the team in scoring with four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 15 games played. Rookie Alex Tuch is tied for second the team in points with 10 in 18 games played. Tuch, Schroeder and Teemu Pulkkinen lead the team with four goals each. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson is tied for second in scoring with 10 points and he leads the team lead with eight assists. Forwards Pulkkinen (4g, 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 3-5-0 with a 3.47 GAA and a .888 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-75 (16.0%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 25rth after stopping 55 of 72 (76.4%).
● Alex Stalock’s shutout on Tuesday night was the sixth of his AHL career. He has stopped 50 of the last 52 shots over his last three outings.
Rookie Jack Roslovic leads the Moose in scoring with ten points in 15 games played. Roslovic is tied for Manitoba’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 15 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 4-4-1 with a 2.34 GAA and a .923 SV %. Pavelec is 3-2-1 with a 3.62 GAA and a .899 SV %.
Manitoba’s power play is 18th, going 11-for-71 (15.5%). The Moose is 26th on the penalty kill, stopping 54 of 71 (76.1%).