COMPLETE NUTRITION GAME PREVIEW VS MANITOBA 12.19.16Dec 19, 2016
Manitoba Moose (11-12-2-2, 26 points) at Iowa Wild (13-13-2-1, 29 points)
Iowa and Manitoba meet again on Monday after a 3-1 Wild victory on Sunday night. Manitoba wraps up its final visit to Des Moines during the regular season. Iowa and Manitoba have met for five out of eight total meetings this year. The Wild leads the season series with four wins in five tries. The Moose is 1-2-1-1 against Iowa this year. Over the course of history, the Wild and the Moose have met a total of 13 times. Iowa leads the all-time series with a 10-3-0-0 record, including a 5-2-0-0 mark at home. Manitoba is 3-7-1-2 all-time, including a 2-4-0-1 mark in Des Moines.
Iowa is 7-9-0-1 at home this season and 5-3-2-0 over the last 10 outings. Iowa has points in four straight after Sunday’s win (3-0-1-0). The Wild has been outscored by the road teams 52-45 this season. Manitoba is 5-8-1-1 on the road and 3-5-1-1 over the last ten games. The Moose is winless in six straight (0-4-1-1) after falling on Sunday to Iowa. The team plays its third game in as many nights on Monday. Manitoba has been outscored by the home teams 49-36.
Team Date Time Radio / TV
vs. Manitoba 12/19 7:00 PM CT KXNO/ iHeartRadio
vs. Rockford 12/26 7:00 PM CT KXNO/ iHeartRadio
at Milwaukee 12/28 7:00 PM CT KXNO/ iHeartRadio
at Rockford 12/30 7:00 PM CT KXNO/ iHeartRadio
vs. Chicago 12/31 3:00 PM CT KXNO /iHeartRadio
12.17.16: Add – F Zac Dalpe / F Teemu Pulkkinen– assigned by Minnesota (NHL)
Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild defeated the Manitoba Moose 3-1 in front of 4,327 fans on Sunday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Forwards Sam Anas and Grayson Downing each scored first-period goals and Wild goalie Alex Stalock stopped 24 of 25 shots to preserve the win and bring Iowa back to .500. Jordan Schroeder also scored a third-period goal in the win. Moose goalie Eric Comrie stopped 23 of 26 shots in the loss.
Through the first 29 games of the regular season, forward Jordan Schroeder leads the team in scoring with 12 assists and 18 points in 24 games played. Schroeder’s 12 assists are tied for first on the team. Center Pat Cannone is tied for second on the team in scoring with 16 points in 29 games played. He is tied for the team lead with 12 assists and has a point in three of his last four games. Right wing Teemu Pulkkinen and rookie Alex Tuch are also tied for second in scoring with 16 points. Pulkkinen has eight goals and 16 points in 18 games played. Tuch has seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in 29 games played. He ranks in the top 20 for all AHL rookies in points. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson is next in scoring with 12 points, he leads all defensemen in points with three goals and nine assists in 27 games. Forward Colton Beck (3g-9a) and defenseman Mike Reilly (3g,9a) also rank among the team’s scoring leaders.
Veteran Alex Stalock and Steve Michalek split time in net for Iowa. Stalock is 8-7-2 with a 2.76 GAA and a .907 SV%. Michalek is 5-6-1 with a 2.91 GAA and a .915 SV%.
Iowa’s power play sits 16th in the league after going 20-for-117 (17.1%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 18th after stopping 95-of-117 (81.2%).
● Since Nov. 18, Iowa has killed off 47 of the last 54 penalties – 87.0%.
● In the four-year existence of the Iowa Wild, the team has only been at .500 one other time in December – Dec 2013.
Rookie Jack Roslovic leads the Moose in scoring with 19 points in 25 games played. Roslovic has a team-high 11 assists this season and is tied for the team lead in goals with eight. He ranks tied for 5th in the AHL among all rookies in points. Roslovic is not with the Moose as he is off playing in the World Juniors for Team USA. Fellow rookie Dan DeSalvo (8g,6a) is tied for second in points with 14 in only 17 games played. Left wing Quinton Howden has seen quality time in Winnipeg this season. Howden has 15 points (7g,8a) in 23 games in a Moose uniform. Second-year forward Chase De Leo is tied with Kevin Czuczman for fourth on the squad in points with 12 each. De Leo has five goals and 12 points in 23 outings. Czuczman leads all Moose defenders in points with four goals and eights assists in 27 games.
Goalies Eric Comrie and Ondrej Pavalec share time in net for Manitoba. Comrie sees the majority of time and is 6-8-2 with a 2.92 GAA and a .907 SV %. Pavelec is 5-4-2 with a 3.17 GAA and a .906 SV %.
Manitoba’s power play is 22nd, going 19-for-118 (16.1%). The Moose is 28th on the penalty kill, stopping 92-of-122 (75.4%).