GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD AT CHICAGO WOLVESNov 16, 2019
Iowa Wild (8-3-2-1; 19 pts.) at Chicago Wolves (7-8-1-0; 15 pts.)
Iowa and Chicago meet for the first game of a home-and-home series Saturday night, as the two teams will play at Allstate Arena for the first time since the end of the 2019 Central Division Final in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Iowa heads into the contest in second place in the Central Division with 19 points while the Wolves are in sixth with 15 points.
The Wild got back in the win column with a 3-0 win against the Ontario Reign on Nov. 10, snapping a three-game losing streak in the process. Forward Cody McLeod netted his first goal in an Iowa sweater while forwards Nico Sturm and Gerry Mayhew both extended their goal streaks to two games. Goaltender Mat Robson stopped all 17 shots he faced in the contest for his first professional shutout.
- Iowa has limited its opponents to 20 or fewer shots in two of its last three contests.
- Forward Cody McLeod’s goal on Nov. 10 was his first at the AHL level since Dec. 2, 2007.
- Iowa signed defenseman Lester Lancaster to a PTO on Nov. 14.
- Lancaster’s 12 assists and 13 points with Allen in the ECHL leads all defensemen in the league.
- Goaltender Mat Robson is second among all qualified AHL goalies in goals against average (1.78) and tied for first in save percentage (.942).
- Chicago fell to the Milwaukee Admirals by a score of 6-3 on Nov. 13.
- Forward Lucas Elvenes has 21 points (5g, 16a) in 16 games this season.
- Elvenes leads all rookies in points and ranks first among all forwards in assists.
- Defenseman Dylan Coghlan leads all defensemen in power-play goals with four.
The Iowa Wild 2019-20 regular season is presented by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and runs from October through April. For more information, please contact the Wild office by calling 515-564-8700 or by visiting www.iowawild.com.