COMPLETE NUTRITION GAME PREVIEW AT MILWAUKEE 3.17.17Mar 17, 2017
Iowa Wild (29-23-6-2, 66 points) at Milwaukee Admirals (35-20-3-3, 76 points)
Iowa concludes a lengthy and spread out six-game road trip in Milwaukee on Fridays. The club is 3-1-1-0 on the trip after Saturday night’s 3-2 win at Texas, extending Iowa’s points streak to four games at 3-0-1-0. Iowa has only played three games in the first 16 days of March. The club is 15-5-3-1 over the last 24 games. Milwaukee is coming off a 4-3 OT win at Rockford on Tuesday.
Saturday marks the 32nd all-time meeting between Iowa and Milwaukee. The Wild is 11-16-2-2 all-time against the Admirals, including a 7-7-0-2 mark in Wisconsin. Milwaukee is 20-8-2-1 all-time against Iowa and 9-7-0-0 all-time at home. The two teams will meet eight times this season. Iowa is 2-3-0-0 in the season series, including a 1-2-0-0 mark in Milwaukee. The Admirals visit the Wild Saturday in Des Moines.
Iowa is 18-10-3-0 on the road this season and 4-4-1-1 over the last 10 outings. The Wild is outscoring the home teams 78-75 this season. The Admirals are 16-10-3-0 at home and 6-3-0-1 over the last ten games. Milwaukee has matched its opponents scoring at home 90-90.
Team Date Time Radio / TV
at Milwaukee 3/17 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Milwaukee 3/18 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio / MC22
at Charlotte 3/21 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Charlotte 3/22 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Cleveland 3/24 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
3.14.17: Add – C Tyler Graovac – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)
3.14.17: Add – C Tyler Sikura– signed PTO
3.15.17: Add – D Nolan Zajac– signed PTO
Last Time Out
Iowa used goals from Alex Tuch, Maxime Fortunus and Zack Mitchell to build a 3-0 lead before holding off Texas at Cedar Park Center on Saturday night for the 3-2 win. Goalie Alex Stalock made 37 saves for his 100th AHL victory. Defenseman Mike Reilly and center Pat Cannone each had two assists in the win.
Through 60 games of the regular season rookie Alex Tuch is the team’s active leader with 31 points in 42 outings. Tuch is first in goals (15) and third in assists (16). Veteran center Pat Cannone leads the team with 21 assists, and he is second with 30 points in 57 games played. Cannone also has nine goals for the season. Mike Reilly is third among active skaters with 23 points in 41 games played. Reilly is also among the team leaders with 18 assists. Out with an injury, rookie Mario Lucia is among active leaders with 22 points in 44 games played. Rookie Sam Anas is tied for fourth in scoring with 22 points in 51 games. Anas has 10 goals and 12 assists this season.
Veteran Alex Stalock and Steve Michalek split time in net for Iowa. Stalock is 19-12-7 with a 2.38 GAA and a .923 SV%. Michalek is 10-11-1 with a 2.63 GAA and a .918 SV%.
Iowa’s power play sits 11th in the league after going 40-for-216 (18.5%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 14th in the AHL after stopping 180-of-219 (82.2%).
· Iowa needs two more points to surpass the team record for points in a season. Iowa posted 67 in 2013-14.
· Iowa’s defenseman Nick Seeler was handed a three-game suspension from the AHL. He serves game one Friday.
· Wild winger Kurtis Gabriel serves the fifth game of his six-game suspension on Friday.
· Center Pat Cannone has three straight multi-point games heading into Friday.
Right wing Frederick Gaudreau leads the team in scoring with 20 goals and 21 assists for 41 points in 51 games played. He is second in goals and ranks fifth in assists. Right wing Pontus Aberg is first on the club with 23 goals and tied for second in scoring with 40 points in 45 games played. Center Trevor Smith is first on the team with 28 assists and tied for second in scoring with 40 points in 60 games played. Fellow center Vladislav Kamenev is fourth overall with 39 points in 55 games played. He is tied for second on the team with 25 assists. Left wing Matt White is fifth overall with 37 points and he is tied for second in assists. Trevor Murphy leads all defenseman with 30 points in 60 games played.
Goalies Marek Mazanec and Jonas Gunnarsson share time in net for Milwaukee. Mazanec is 19-13-2 with a 2.86 GAA and a .904 SV %. Gunnarsson is 3-5-2 with a 3.09 GAA and a .889 SV %.
Milwaukee’s power play is 10th, going 47-for-241 (19.5%). The Admirals are 13th on the penalty kill, stopping 209-of-254 (82.3%).