Jan 8, 2017


Iowa Wild (15-18-2-1, 33 points) at Manitoba Moose (14-14-3-2, 33 points)|
Iowa and Manitoba meet for the eighth and final time this season, as the Wild continues a five-game road trip on Sunday.  The two teams met on Saturday, with Iowa taking a 4-2 decision. The win ended a four-game losing skid for Iowa.

Iowa and Manitoba have met for seven out of eight total meetings this year. The Wild leads the season series with five wins in seven tries. The Moose is 2-3-1-1 against Iowa this year. Over the course of history, the Wild and the Moose have met a total of 15 times. Iowa leads the all-time series with an 11-4-0-0 record, including a 6-1-0-0 mark in Winnipeg. Manitoba is 4-8-1-2 all-time, including a 1-4-1-1 mark at the MTS Centre.

Iowa is 7-7-2-0 on the road this season and 4-5-1-0 over the last 10 outings. The Wild has been outscored by the home teams 48-39 this season. The Moose is 16-9-5-2 at home and 3-5-2-0 over the last ten games. Manitoba has been outscored by the road teams 53-48.

Upcoming Games:
Team                                      Date    Time              Radio / TV
at Manitoba                                 1/8      2:00 PM CT     KXNO/ iHeartRadio
at San Antonio                           1/13     7:30 PM CT     KXNO/ iHeartRadio
at San Antonio                           1/14     7:00 PM CT     KXNO/ iHeartRadio
vs. San Diego                            1/16     7:00 PM CT   KXNO/ iHeartRadio
vs. Grand Rapids                       1/18     7:00 PM CT   KXNO / iHeartRadio

1.3.17: Delete – F Kurtis Gabriel – recalled by Minnesota (NHL)

Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild defeated the Manitoba Moose 4-2 in front of 5,492 fans on Saturday night at the MTS Centre. Iowa erased a 2-1 deficit in the second period and Zack Mitchell’s goal 1:26 into the third period gave Iowa a lead it would not relinquish. Iowa goalie Steve Michalek made 13 saves in the second period and finished with 28 to help his team snap a four-game losing skid. Defensemen Mike Reilly and Zach Palmquist, as well as forward Alex Tuch, also scored and the Wild improved to 6-1-0-0 in Winnipeg all-time. Moose goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped 34 of 37 in defeat.

Iowa Wild
Through the first 36 games of the regular season, right wing Teemu Pulkkinen leads the club with 12 goals and 25 points in 26 games played. Pulkkinen also leads the team in power-play goals (4), first goals (5), game-winning goals (3) and shots (89). Recalled to Minnesota, forward Jordan Schroeder is among the leaders in scoring with 12 assists and 18 points in 25 games played. Rookie Alex Tuch is tied for third in scoring with 18 points in 32 games played. Tuch has eight goals and 10 assists. Veteran center Pat Cannone is tied for third in scoring with 18 points, off 14 assists and four goals in 33 games played. Gustav Olofsson and Mike Reilly are tied for fifth overall in scoring and they lead all defensemen. Olofsson has four goals and 10 assists in 33 games played. Reilly has four goals and 10 assists in 24 games played. Rookie Mario Lucia (5g,8a) and forward Colton Beck (3g-10a) also rank among the team’s scoring leaders.

Veteran Alex Stalock and Steve Michalek split time in net for Iowa. Stalock is 9-10-2 with a 2.92 GAA and a .901 SV%. Michalek is 6-8-1 with a 2.81 GAA and a .915 SV%.

Iowa’s power play sits 23rd in the league after going 22-for-139 (15.8%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 19th after stopping 111-of-137 (81.0%).

Notables –
●       Iowa forward Teemu Pulkkinen was named to the Western Conference All Star team.
●       The Wild has posted an 11-3-1-1 mark when getting on the board first.  

Manitoba Moose
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. Roslovic just missed the last eight games to help Team USA win gold at the World Junior Championships. Fellow rookie Dan DeSalvo (8g,8a) is tied for second in points with 16 in only 23 games played. Left wing Quinton Howden has seen quality time in Winnipeg this season. Howden has 16 points (7g,9a) in 29 games in a Moose uniform. Second-year forward Chase De Leo is also tied for second in scoring with 16 points (8g,8a) in 29 games played. Kevin Czuczman leads all Moose defenders in points with five goals and 10 assists in 33 games.

Goalies Eric Comrie and Ondrej Pavalec share time in net for Manitoba. Comrie sees the majority of time and is 7-9-3 with a 2.88 GAA and a .908 SV %. Pavelec is 7-5-2 with a 2.87 GAA and a .915 SV %.

Manitoba’s power play is 18th, going 24-for-142 (16.9%). The Moose is 25th on the penalty kill, stopping 116-of-149 (77.9%).


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