COMPLETE NUTRITION GAME PREVIEW VS SAN ANTONIO 12.10.16Dec 10, 2016
San Antonio Rampage (11-11-1-0, 23 Points) at Iowa Wild (10-13-1-1, 22 points)
Iowa and San Antonio meet for the second time this season on Friday. The two teams will close out their four-game season series with a pair of games in Texas on Jan. 13 and 14. The Wild is winless in three after falling 1-0 at home on Friday night in the first meeting of the season between Iowa and San Antonio.
Over the course of history, the Wild and the Rampage have met a total of 19 times. San Antonio owns the all-time series lead with a 13-2-1-3 record, including a 7-2-0-1 mark in Des Moines. Iowa is 6-9-2-2 all-time, including a 3-6-1-0 mark at Wells Fargo Arena. San Antonio has ten straight wins over Iowa dating back to the 2014-15 season. The Wild’s last win over the Rampage was a 4-1 win on Dec. 11, 2014.
Iowa is 5-9-0-1 at home this season and 5-4-1-0 over the last ten outings. The Wild has been outscored on home ice 51-38. San Antonio is 8-4-0-0 on the road and 5-4-1-0 over the last ten games. The Rampage has outscored the home teams 33-30.
Team Date Time Radio / TV
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
vs. Manitoba 12/18 3:00 PM CT KXNO/ iHeartRadio
vs. Manitoba 12/19 7:00 PM CT KXNO/ iHeartRadio
12.5.16: Add – D Gustav Olofsson and F Zack Mitchell – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)
12.8.16: Add – F Teemu Pulkkinen– assigned by Minnesota (NHL)
Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild were defeated by the San Antonio Rampage 1-0 in front of 5,777 fans on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Rampage goalie Spencer Martin stopped 27 shots for the shutout win. San Antonio center Rocco Grimaldi scored the only goal of the night. Wild goalie Steve Michalek stopped 21 of 22 shots in the loss.
Through the first 25 games of the regular season, forward Jordan Schroeder leads the team in scoring with 12 assists and 16 points in 20 games played. Schroeder’s 12 assists are first on the team. Veteran right wing Teemu Pulkkinen places second in points and first in goals. He has a team-high eight goals and 15 points in 17 games played. 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 25 games played. Tuch is second on the team with five goals and has 13 points in 25 outings. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson is next in scoring with 12 points, he leads all defensemen in points with three goals and nine assists in 23 games. Forwards Colton Beck (3g-7a) and Mike Reilly (2g,8a) also rank among the team’s scoring leaders.
Veteran Alex Stalock and Steve Michalek split time in net for Iowa. Stalock is 6-7-1 with a 3.02 GAA and a .902 SV%. Michalek is 4-6-1 with a 3.09 GAA and a .914 SV%.
Iowa’s power play sits 20th in the league after going 17-for101 (16.8%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 18th after stopping 84 of 104 (80.8%).
● Wild defenseman Zach Palmquist played in his 100th AHL game on his 26th Birthday on Friday vs. San Antonio.
San Antonio Rampage
Rampage right wing Rocco Grimaldi and rookie center A.J. Greer lead San Antonio. Grimaldi leads San Antonio with seven goals and is tied for first with 10 assists in 22 games played. Greer is second in scoring with five goals and tied for first on the team with ten assists in 20 games played. Left wing Joe Whitney is third on the club with 12 points in 23 games played. Whitney has five goals and seven assists. Rookie J.T. Compher is fourth on the team in points with ten points off five goals and five assists in only 12 games played. Left wing Gabriel Bourque is also among the leaders with eight points in 15 games played. Matt Lashoff leads all blueliners with six points in 17 games played, scoring three goals and adding three assists.
Rookie Spencer Martin and Kent Simpson split time in net for the Rampage, while former Wild goalie Jeremy Smith is injured. Martin is 11-6-0 with a 2.20 GAA and a .926 SV %. Simpson is 0-2-1 with a 3.00 GAA and a.882 SV%.
San Antonio’s power play is 28th, going 14-for-114 (12.3%). The Rampage is 5th on the penalty kill, stopping 84 of 98 (85.7%).