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GAME PREVIEW - CLEVELAND AT IOWA 11.12.17

Nov 12, 2017

Cleveland Monsters (5-4-2-0, 12 Points) at Iowa Wild (5-6-2-0, 12 Points)

The Iowa Wild and Cleveland Monsters square off at 5:00 p.m. today.  Iowa claimed the first meeting between the two clubs with a 6-1 victory last night.

Iowa and Cleveland meet eight times in 2017-18. Iowa’s win last night was the team’s seventh all-time win at home over its division foe.  Overall, Iowa is 15-11-2-1 against Cleveland in four-plus seasons. After the two meetings in Des Moines, the Wild and Monsters won’t face off again until Dec. 18 and 20 in Cleveland.

Following today’s game, Iowa hits the road to meet Rockford on Nov. 15, while Cleveland heads home to welcome Milwaukee on Nov. 16.

Upcoming Games:

Team                                      Date    Time              Radio / TV

at Rockford                              11/15   10:30 AM CT   KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Grand Rapids                     11/17     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Rockford                              11/22     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Rockford                              11/24     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Milwaukee                           11/26     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

Transactions:

11.4.17: Add – F Landon Ferraro – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)

11.6.17: Add – G Steve Michalek – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)

11.6.17: Delete – G Adam Vay – assigned to Rapid City (ECHL)

11.8.17: Delete – G Niklas Svedberg – recalled to Minnesota (NHL) on emergency basis

11.8.17: Add – G Adam Vay – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)

11.10.17: Add – G Niklas Svedberg – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)

11.10.17: Delete – G Adam Vay – assigned to Rapid City (ECHL)

11.11.17: Add – F Evan Janssen – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)

Last Time Out

The Iowa Wild defeated the Cleveland Monsters 6-1 in front of 9,034 fans Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Six Iowa Wild players recorded multi-point efforts in the lopsided victory. Forward Zack Mitchell tallied two power-play goals and two assists, and fellow forwards Justin Kloos, Kyle Rau, Pat Cannone, Christoph Bertschy and Sam Anas each recorded two points. Wild goaltender Steve Michalek earned his second win of the year, making 30 saves.

WILD Notables –

  • The six goals the Wild registered last night is a season-high
  • Iowa has recorded 11 goals the last two games, both wins
  • Forward Justin Kloos is riding a five-game point streak (2g, 4a)
  • Zack Mitchell’s four point (2g, 2a) outing last night was a career-high, and it matched a franchise record for points in a single game (Jordan Schroeder had a four-assist effort on 1/29/16 vs. Charlotte)
  • Iowa has registered at least one standing point in five of the last eight contests (3-3-2-0)
  • The Wild's power play has converted nine times in the last five games

MONSTERS Notables –

  • With Saturday’s loss, Cleveland’s three-game point streak was snapped
  • The Monsters have scored first just three times this season (in 11 games played)
  • In his first four starts this season, rookie goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks allowed just seven goals; Saturday night, he allowed six goals on 27 shots
  • Through their first five road games, Cleveland has yet to lead after 20 minutes of play
  • Monsters forward Terry Broadhurst picked up his first goal of the season last night, his 30th career AHL goal
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