Dec 6, 2016


Milwaukee Admirals (13-3-2-1, 29 Points) at Iowa Wild (10-11-1-1, 22 points)

Iowa returns home after a season long seven-game road trip. The team opens a three-game home stand on Tuesday with its fourth game of the year against Milwaukee. Iowa wrapped up the lengthy road swing with a 4-2 loss in Chicago on Saturday to the Wolves. The loss ended Iowa’s five-game points streak and sent the team back to Des Moines with a 4-2-1-0 record on the trip.

Milwaukee enters the game with the AHL’s best winning percentage at .763 and the second most wins (13). The Admirals have posted a 10-1-2-0 mark since dropping back-to-back regulation losses to Iowa the final weekend of October. Milwaukee is coming off a 4-1 win at Cleveland on Saturday.

The Admirals claimed the last meeting, a 5-3 victory at home over the Wild. Tuesday marks the 30th all-time meeting between Iowa and Milwaukee.  The Wild is 11-14-2-2 all-time against the Admirals, including a 4-8-2-0 mark at home. Milwaukee is 18-8-2-1 all-time against Iowa and 10-1-2-1 all-time at Wells Fargo Arena. The last encounter in Des Moines between the two ended the Admirals 13-game points streak at Iowa (10-0-2-1). Iowa is 5-7-0-1 at home and 5-3-1-1 over the last 10 games. Milwaukee is 8-2-0-1 on the road and 7-1-2-0 over their last 10.

Upcoming Games:
Team                                      Date         Time              Radio / TV
vs. Milwaukee                          12/6      7:00  PM CT    KXNO/ iHeartRadio
vs. San Antonio                       12/9      7:00  PM CT    KXNO/ iHeartRadio/ MC22
vs. San Antonio                       12/10    7:00  PM CT    KXNO/ iHeartRadio
at Cleveland                            12/14    6:00 PM CT     KXNO/ iHeartRadio
at Cleveland                            12/16    6:00 PM CT     KXNO/ iHeartRadio

12.2.16: Delete– D Scott Czarnowczan – released PTO
12.5.16: Add – D Gustav Olofsson and F Zack Mitchell – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)

Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild defeated the Chicago Wolves 4-2 in front of 7,415 at Allstate Arena on Saturday night. Chicago defenseman Brad Hunt scored twice and the Wolves snapped Iowa’s season-long points streak at five games (4-0-1-0). Chicago goalie Pheonix Copley stopped 19 of 21. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock made 21 saves in the defeat that ended his personal unbeaten string at six games (5-0-1-0). Wild forwards Grayson Downing and Adam Gilmour each scored in the loss, as the team wrapped up a seven-game road trip. 

Iowa Wild
Through the first 23 games of the regular season, forward Jordan Schroeder leads the team in scoring with 12 assists and 16 points in 19 games played. Schroeder’s 12 assists are first on the team. Veteran right wing Teemu Pulkkinen is second in scoring with 15 points in 15 games played. Pulkkinen leads Iowa with eight goals scored, including four on the power play. Rookie Alex Tuch and veteran center Pat Cannone are tied for third in scoring with 13 points each. Cannone has four goals and is tied for second in assists with nine in 23 games played. Tuch is second on the team with five goals and has 13 points in 23 outings. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson is next in scoring with 12 points, he leads all defensemen in points with three goals and nine assists in 21 games. Forwards Colton Beck (3g-7a) and Mario Lucia (3g,5a) also rank among the team’s scoring leaders.

Veteran Alex Stalock and Steve Michalek split time in net for Iowa. Stalock is 6-6-1 with a 3.02 GAA and a .901 SV%. Michalek is 4-5-1 with a 3.28 GAA and a .912 SV%.

Iowa’s power play sits 13th in the league after going 17-for-91 (18.7%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 21st after stopping 74 of 93 (79.6%).

Notables –
●       Milwaukee is third in the AHL defensively, allowing 2.42 goal per game.

Milwaukee Admirals
Left wing Matt White leads Milwaukee with 15 points in 16 games played. White leads the team with seven goals and is third with eight assists. Center Vladislav Kamenev is second in scoring with 15 points off six goals and nine assists in 19 games played. He is second in assists on the team. Rookie Alexandre Carrier is third on the team in points and first among all defensemen with 14 in 19 games played. Pontus Aberg has nine points in nine games played.

Goalies Jusse Saros and Jonas Gunnarsson share time in net for Milwaukee. Saros is 9-1-0 with a 1.59 GAA and a .945 SV %. Gunnarsson is 1-1-1 with a 3.95 GAA and a .855 SV %.

Milwaukee’s power play is 19th, going 14-for-84 (16.7%). The Admirals are 3rd on the penalty kill, stopping 83 of 97 (85.6%).

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