WILD RALLYS FOR A POINT IN CLEVELANDDec 14, 2016
Iowa Remains in Cleveland to Meet the Monsters Again on Friday
CLEVELAND, OH – The Iowa Wild (11-13-2-1, 25 points) were defeated by the Cleveland Monsters (12-11-1-1, 26 points) 4-3 in overtime in front of 4,782 fans at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night. Despite erasing a two-goal deficit after one period play and forcing overtime, Iowa fell 2:37 into extra session after T.J. Tynan scored a power-play goal for the win. The Wild still picks up a point in the defeat, with goals from defenseman Mike Reilly, as well as forwards Nick Saracino and Alex Tuch. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock (7-8-1) suffered the loss with 22 saves. Cleveland goalie Anton Forsberg (7-6-1) stopped 26 of 29, helping the Monsters to their fourth straight win. The same two teams will meet again at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday at 6 PM CT.
The Wild claimed a 1-0 lead at 8:22 when rookie Alex Tuch potted a rebound for his seventh goal of the season. Defenseman Hunter Warner and left wing Colton Beck each helped on the play with assists. The Monsters responded with three unanswered goals to close out the period. Aaron Palushaj set up Joe Pendenza at 9:46 to tie the game 1-1. Defenseman Dalton Prout added an assist on Pendenza’s third goal of the year. The Monsters took the lead at 12:25 of the opening frame when Daniel Zaar tipped a shot past goalie Alex Stalock. His seventh of the year was set up by Prout and left wing Sonny Milano for the 2-1 lead. Monsters center Alex Broadhurst finished off a backdoor feed for a power-play goal at 19:51 for the 3-1 lead. Milano and T.J. Tynan set up Broadhurst’s sixth of the year for the late period tally.
The Wild pulled within a goal as Nick Saracino scooped up a rebound in the high slot and snapped a wrist shot past Forsberg. Rookie Sam Anas set up defenseman Zach Palmquist for a shot from the blueline, which was kicked out to the high slot by Forsberg. Saracino grabbed the puck and picked up his second goal of the year. The Wild struck for a late-period tally off a faceoff in the Cleveland zone. Center Pat Cannone won the draw back to Reilly, who quickly snapped a shot to the net, tying the game 3-3 on his second goal of the year.
After a scoreless third period, the two teams skated to overtime. After a Wild penalty, the Monsters utilized the extra-man advantage for the win. Defenseman Jon Ramage slipped a pass to T.J. Tynan, who was skating towards the high slot. Tynan snapped a wrist shot past Alex Stalock for the game-winning goal at 2:37. His fourth goal of the year was also assisted by Forsberg.
After a pair of road games in Cleveland, Iowa returns home for a two-game visit from the Manitoba Moose on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 PM. It’s Toys for Tots night, where fans may donate a toy and receive a ticket voucher for a future Iowa Wild home game. All donations benefit Toys for Tots, sponsored by Complete Nutrition and KCCI. The Subway Combo Pack is available for purchase at the game. There is also a postgame skate at the conclusion of the game. Rental skates are available for $2, and proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Iowa plays Manitoba again on Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 PM. It is a Free Parking Monday (until the IEC lots are full), sponsored by Nash Icon and KGGO. It is also $1 soda night and fans may bring in a Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5.
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The Iowa Wild 2016-17 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center: and runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play its 2016-17 season at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $10 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.
Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at www.Iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. The Wells Fargo Arena box office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For Saturday game days, the box office will open at 10 a.m. For Sunday game days the box office will open at 12 p.m. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-844-55-HYVEE or by visiting participating Hy-Vee food stores locations in the greater Des Moines area. Those interested may also visit www.hy-veetix.com. Fans interested in buying full-season tickets, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.
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