Dec 16, 2017


Iowa Wild (13-8-5-1; 32 pts.) at Chicago Wolves (9-12-4-1; 23 pts.)

Iowa Wild meets the Chicago Wolves for the second time this season at Allstate Arena on Saturday. Iowa claimed the first contest, defeating Chicago 6-4 on Sunday, Nov. 26. The Wild is 11-23-4-4 all-time against the Wolves, with a 7-10-3-1 mark in Chicago.

Last Game Recap –

Wild winger Sam Anas scored just 55 seconds into overtime as Iowa recorded a 3-2 overtime win over the Milwaukee Admirals last night. The road victory allowed the Wild to remain unbeaten in regulation in the month of December (3-0-3-1), as the club was able to secure its first win in four tries against the Admirals in the season series. Anas scored twice in the win, while fellow winger Christoph Bertschy had the other goal for the Wild. Goaltender Niklas Svedberg stopped 21 shots for his seventh win of the season.

WILD Notables –

  • Each of the Wild’s last six games have been decided by just one goal, with five of those contests requiring overtime
  • Iowa is riding a seven-game road point streak (4-0-2-1), which dates back to November 24, and a seven-game point streak overall (3-0-3-1), which began on Dec. 1
  • Winger Sam Anas has collected seven points (4g, 3a) during his five-game point streak
  • Iowa has scored at least one power-play goal in five consecutive contests and six of the last seven games

WOLVES Notables –

  • The Wolves defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins 6-3 on Friday night at Van Andel Arena, their third-straight win
  • Former Wild winger Teemu Pulkkinen leads the Wolves with 23 points (8g, 15a) in 26 games played
  • Forward Brandon Pirri posted three assists against the Wild in the only other meeting of the season series
  • Chicago last played at home on December 6, a 3-1 win over San Diego; however, the Wolves have yet to win back-to-back games on home ice this season

Upcoming Games:

Opponent                              Date   Time              Broadcast

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

at Rockford                              12/29     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)

12.16.17 – DELETE Christian Frey (G) – assigned to Rapid City (ECHL)

12.16.17 -  ADD Adam Vay (G) – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)


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