Nov 22, 2017

Iowa Wild (8-6-2-0; 18 pts.) at Rockford IceHogs (10-7-0-0; 20 pts.)

For the fourth time this season and third time in November, the Iowa Wild and Rockford IceHogs square off in a Central Division contest. The Wild has won its last two games against the IceHogs, including a 2-1 win on November 15 at BMO Harris Bank Center. Overall, this is the Wild’s third trip to Rockford. 

Last Game Recap:

Three Wild players registered multiple points as Iowa doubled up the Grand Rapids Griffins, 4-2, on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Former Griffin Landon Ferraro recorded the eventual, game-winning goal for the Wild, and goaltender Steve Michalek remained perfect on the season, stopping 28 of the 30 shots he faced to improve his record to 3-0-0. The victory was the fifth straight for the Wild.

Upcoming Games:

Opponent                               Date    Time              Broadcast

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

at San Antonio                         12/02     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

Recent Transactions:

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

11.21.17 Delete – F Zack Mitchell – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)

11.21.17 Add – F Luke Kunin – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)

11.21.17 Add – F Joel Eriksson Ek – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)

WILD Notables –

  • The Wild have scored at least one goal in 12 of the last 15 regulation periods
  • Beginning tonight, Iowa plays six of their next seven games on the road
  • Prior to his recall yesterday, forward Zack Mitchell had points in seven of his last eight games with Iowa, posting 15 points in that span
  • Defenseman Ryan Murphy is a +7 over his last three contests
  • The Wild are 6-1-0-0 in November, marking the club’s most wins in November over five seasons

IceHogs Notables –

  • Rockford has played in three straight, one-goal games, including back-to-back shootout contests – both wins
  • Forward Vinnie Hinostroza has four points and 14 shots on goal over his last four games
  • Forward Matthew Highmore has points in four of his last six outings
  • The IceHogs power play is 0-21 over the last five contests
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