Nov 17, 2017


Iowa Wild (7-6-2-0; 16 pts.) vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (8-7-0-1; 17 pts.)

The Iowa Wild hosts the defending Calder Cup Champions, the Grand Rapids Griffins, tonight at 7 p.m.

This evening’s game marks the first meeting between the two teams since February 11, 2017, which the Griffins claimed in a shootout by a score of 4-3 at Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa went 3-3-1-1 vs. Grand Rapids last season. The two teams meet a total of 10 times this season.

Last Game Recap:

Wild forward Justin Kloos scored the eventual game-winning goal at 8:36 of the third period, helping Iowa to its fourth straight win as the team topped Rockford on the road, 2-1. Forward Zack Mitchell recorded a shorthanded goal and chipped in an assist on Kloos’ tally as the Wild earned its first road victory of the season. Wild goaltender Niklas Svedberg got the win, making 26 saves.

Upcoming Games:

Opponent                               Date    Time              Broadcast

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

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

at Chicago                               11/26     3:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Milwaukee                           11/28     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at San Antonio                         12/01     7:30 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

Recent Transactions:

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)

WILD Notables –

  • With five wins already this month (5-1-0-0 record), Iowa has equaled its most wins in the month of November in team history – last year’s squad also posted five November victories
  • Forward Justin Kloos has at least one point in six of the last seven games
  • Forward Colton Beck has three assists over his last five outings
  • Forward Zack Mitchell has recorded 12 points over his last nine outings, including nine points over his last four contests
  • In the month of November, the Wild are 25/27 on the penalty kill
  • Winger Landon Ferraro helped the Griffins win the 2013 Calder Cup, posting 16 playoff points that spring

GRIFFINS Notables –

  • The Griffins recorded five second period goals Tuesday, which is tied for the second most goals scored by any AHL team in a single period this season
  • Forward Matt Lorito has three, multi-point games in his last four contests
  • Winger Eric Tangradi has seven points in his last seven games
  • Grand Rapids is in the midst of a five-game road trip, which wraps up Saturday in Rockford
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