GAME PREVIEW: IOWA WILD AT COACHELLA VALLEY FIREBIRDSMar 15, 2023
Iowa Wild (28-22-5-4; 65 pts.) at Coachella Valley Firebirds (38-11-4-2; 82 points)
The Iowa Wild make their first visit to Acrisure Arena to take on the Coachella Valley Firebirds Wednesday at 9 p.m. Iowa took three of a possible four points from Coachella Valley when the Firebirds came to Des Moines in late January.
Iowa’s special teams units enjoyed a successful weekend against Manitoba; the Wild went 4-for-9 on the power play and did not allow a goal across five penalty kills. The two games against the Moose marked the first time this season that the Wild scored multiple power-play goals in consecutive games while also holding the opposing unit scoreless. Iowa has played 10 games in which the power play scored two or more goals.
STREAKS OF NOTE
• Nic Petan has points in five consecutive games (2-4=6)
• Marco Rossi is riding a four-game point streak (3-5=8)
• Joe Hicketts has points in three games in a row (1-3=4)
• Adam Beckman has recorded back-to-back two-goal games
FOUR OR MORE
• The Wild have not allowed more than three goals in the last eight games
• Iowa is 20-2-2-0 when scoring four or more goals this season
• Coachella Valley has scored four or more goals in seven of the last nine games
• The Firebirds are 26-1-1-0 when scoring four or more goals this season
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