CENTRAL DIVISION FINAL GAME 4 PREVIEW - IOWA WILD VS. CHICAGO WOLVESMay 8, 2019
Iowa Wild (4-4) vs. Chicago Wolves (5-3)
Central Division Final, Game 4 (Chicago Leads 2-1)
Iowa aims to even the Central Division Finals as the team takes on the Chicago Wolves Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Game 4. Chicago currently leads the series 2-1 and so far this series, the home team has earned the victory in each contest. Wednesday’s game also marks the second of three straight home games for the Wild.
The Wild earned its first win of the series, defeating the Wolves by a score of 2-0 Sunday afternoon. Forward Luke Kunin opened the scoring late in the first period and forward Matt Read capped off the victory with an empty-net tally with less than a minute remaining in regulation. Goaltender Andrew Hammond stopped all 26 shots in the win, recording his second shutout of the postseason.
- Goaltender Andrew Hammond is the only netminder this postseason with multiple shutouts and also leads in minutes (506:34) and saves (211).
- Iowa currently has the top two leading goal scorers in the Calder Cup Playoffs, as forward Gerry Mayhew has seven tallies and forward Luke Kunin, six.
- The Wild currently has a five-game win streak at Wells Fargo Arena dating back to the regular season.
- Iowa is 4-0 this postseason when the team scores first.
- Forward Luke Kunin has recorded a goal in his last three games at home and forward Jordan Greenway has recorded an assist in his last three games at Wells Fargo Arena.
- Sunday afternoon, Chicago was shutout for the first time in the Calder Cup Playoffs since April 20, 2017 at Charlotte.
- Forward Tomas Hyka is tied for the postseason lead in shots with 25.
- Chicago has scored first in five of the eight games it has played this postseason, tied for the most in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
- The Wolves have scored 10 goals this postseason in the second period, trailing only Toronto’s 12 for most in that frame.
The Iowa Wild 2018-19 season is presented by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and runs from October through May. For more information, please contact the Wild office by calling 515-564-8700 or by visiting www.iowawild.com.