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GAME PREVIEW - IOWA AT TEXAS 12.5.17

Dec 5, 2017

MEDIA KIT

Iowa Wild (11-8-3-0; 25 pts.) at Texas Stars (13-9-0-1; 27 pts.)

The Iowa Wild and Texas Stars battle for the first time this season with a 7:30 p.m. CT puck drop scheduled in Cedar Park, TX. The Wild is just 8-11-2-1 all-time against the Stars, however, Iowa claimed the last three meetings of last year’s season series while picking up points in all four games against Texas (3-0-1-0). Five of the Wild’s eight victories against the Stars have come on the road.

Last Game Recap:

The Wild jumped out to an early 1-0 lead Saturday night and were eventually in front 3-1 before ultimately falling 4-3 in overtime to the host San Antonio Rampage. Winger Gerry Mayhew scored for the second-straight game and center Pat Cannone extended his point streak to five games in the defeat. Steve Michalek (36 saves) suffered the overtime setback as Rampage winger Rocco Grimaldi converted on a power play for the overtime game-winning goal.

WILD Notables –

  • Center Joel Eriksson Ek has a goal in two-straight contests and points in six of his seven games played this season
  • The Wild is in the midst of a four-game road point streak, and is 4-1-2-0 in its last seven away from home
  • Rookie defenseman Brennan Menell has recorded an assist in three straight games
  • Winger Christoph Bertschy has three points in his last two games

Stars Notables –

  • Texas is coming off a 6-2 loss in Rockford on Saturday, which ended their five-game winning streak
  • Center Travis Morin leads the Stars with 23 points, and his 19 assists rank third in the AHL
  • Forward Curtis McKenzie (19 points) is currently on recall to the NHL’s Dallas Stars
  • Texas opens up a five-game home stand tonight

Upcoming Games:

Opponent                              Date   Time              Broadcast

vs. San Diego                          12/09     7:00 PM CT     KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Grand Rapids                     12/10     5:00 PM CT     KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Grand Rapids                       12/13     6:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Milwaukee                            12/15     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Chicago                               12/16     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

Recent Transactions:

11.27.17 – ADD Ryan Malone (F) – signed PTO

11.27.17 – DELETE Ryan Murphy (D) – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)

11.28.17 – ADD Branden Komm (G) – signed PTO

11.30.17 - ADD Matt Caito (D) – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)

11.30.17 – DELETE Branden Komm (G) – released from PTO

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

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