Nov 15, 2017

Iowa Wild (6-6-2-0, 14 Points) at Rockford Ice Hogs (8-6-0-0, 16 Points)

The Iowa Wild take on the Rockford Ice Hogs on Wednesday from BMO Harris Bank Center at 10:30 a.m.

This is the fourth meeting of the season series.  On November 9th, the Wild defeated the Ice Hogs, 5-3.  Wild defenseman Ryan Murphy and forward Zack Mitchell led the charge, each posting three points (1g, 2a) in the win.

So far this season, the Wild are 1-1-1-0 against the Ice Hogs.  The two clubs play a total of 12 times this seasons, with four of the tilts coming in November.  In fact, including Wednesday’s matchup, three of the next four games the Wild play are against the Ice Hogs.

Upcoming Games:

Team                                      Date    Time              Radio / TV

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

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

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


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 Wild earned their third straight win Sunday afternoon, erasing a two-goal deficit, en route to a 3-2 shootout win at home over Cleveland.  Iowa’s Landon Ferraro and Zach Palmquist scored in a 67-second span late in the second period to erase the Monsters lead, and after a scoreless third period and overtime, Wild winger Sam Anas recorded the only shootout tally for either side.  Goaltender Niklas Svedberg earned the win, stopping 26 of the 28 shots he faced.

WILD Notables –

  • The Wild’s current, three-game winning streak is a season-high
  • Iowa has scored exactly two goals in six of its last nine periods (over a three-game span)
  • After wrapping a five-game home stand with a mark of 4-1-0-0, the Wild now play seven of their next nine games on the road
  • The Wild and Springfield Thunderbirds are the only AHL teams without a road win, however Iowa has played the fewest road games (3) of any squad in the 30-team league
  • Iowa has registered at least one standings point in six of the last nine contests (4-3-2-0)
  • The Wild’s penalty kill ranks tops in the AHL at 89.6%

Ice Hogs Notables –

  • Rockford enters play ranked in the AHL’s top ten in the following categories: goals for, shots per game, and shots allowed per contest
  • The Ice Hogs fired 44 shots on Saturday in Milwaukee, the 6th highest total in a single game across the AHL this season
  • Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has at least one point in seven of the last 10 games
  • Forward Vinnie Hinostroza has three goals over the last three games
  • Today begins a healthy stretch of home cooking for the Ice Hogs, as they’ll play six of their next seven at BMO Harris Bank Center
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