Dec 15, 2017


Iowa Wild (12-8-5-1; 30 pts.) at Milwaukee Admirals (12-11-1-0; 25 pts.)

Iowa Wild looks for its first win of the season against the Milwaukee Admirals as the two teams battle tonight in Wisconsin at 7 p.m. CT. Milwaukee claimed the first three meetings of the season series, all in Des Moines, sweeping a pair of games in the season’s opening weekend and then wining 4-2 on November 28. All-time, the Wild is 13-20-2-2 against the Admirals.

Last Game Recap –

Forward Justin Kloos (1g, 2a) recorded a career-best three points, but the Wild fell in Grand Rapids, 4-3, in the shootout on Wednesday night. Wild winger Sam Anas (1g, 1a) also earned a multi-point game and goaltender Niklas Svedberg made 40 saves, but the Griffins erased a 3-0 deficit to hand Iowa its first shootout loss of the year.

WILD Notables –

  • Iowa is riding a six-game, road point streak (3-0-2-1), which dates back to November 24, and a six-game point streak overall (2-0-3-1), which began on December 1
  • Winger Sam Anas has collected five points (2g, 3a) during his four-game point streak
  • The Wild have led by at least two goals, at some point, in each of their last six contests
  • Iowa has scored at least one power play goal in four consecutive contests, and five of the last six games

ADMIRALS Notables –

  • Milwaukee last played Sunday, when they were defeated on the road, 6-1, by the Manitoba Moose
  • Winger Bobby Butler is currently pacing the Admirals with 18 points (9g, 9a) in 24 games, including three points (2g, 1a) against the Wild
  • The month of December features 13 games for the Admirals, with eight of the first 10 coming on the road
  • Forward Frederick Gaudreau was assigned by Nashville (NHL) on Wednesday; in 191 career AHL games, all with Milwaukee, Gaudreau has registered 101 points

Upcoming Games:

Opponent                              Date   Time              Broadcast

at Chicago                               12/16     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Cleveland                             12/18     6:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Cleveland                             12/20     6:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Grand Rapids                     12/22     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Rockford                             12/28     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

Recent Transactions:

12.06.17 – DELETE Joel Eriksson Ek (C) – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)

12.10.17 -  DELETE Jack Walker (F) – assigned to Rapid City (ECHL)

12.14.17 – DELETE Steve Michalek (G) – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)

12.14.17 – ADD Christian Frey (G) – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)

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