GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD AT MANITOBA MOOSE 1.14.18Jan 13, 2018
Iowa Wild (17-12-6-3; 43 pts.) vs. Manitoba Moose (25-8-3-2; 55 pts.)
Iowa Wild faces Manitoba Moose for the second time in as many days. Iowa heads into the game with eight consecutive road wins against the Moose and aim for the team’s third straight victory overall.
In the first contest of the two-game series, the Wild walked away with a 5-4 win against the AHL-leading Manitoba Moose. Manitoba scored first, followed by four Wild goals. Wild forward Cal O’Reilly scored his second goal in as many games, followed by forwards Landon Ferraro, Kyle Rau and Sam Anas. The Moose made it 4-2, but forward Justin Kloos scored to make it 5-2. Two goals by Manitoba cut the lead to 5-4, but the Wild held on for the win.
- Forward Cal O’Reilly recorded his first four-point night since 2009 in the win against Manitoba. O’Reilly has six points (2g, 4a) in his last two games.
- Five Wild players recorded multi-point games in the team’s 5-4 win against Manitoba (O’Reilly, Anas, Rau, Ferraro, Kloos).
- Goaltender Steve Michalek is 4-0-0 this season in games where he makes 40-plus saves.
- Iowa has recorded a power-play goal in its last nine road games.
- With the loss against Iowa, Manitoba lost back-to-back games in regulation for the first time this season.
- Defenseman Sami Niku recorded his first multi-goal game of his career with his pair of scores against the Wild Saturday.
- Niku leads all Moose defenseman in scoring with 27 points.
- The Moose reached the halfway point with the best winning percentage (.724) in franchise history.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
vs Chicago 1/17 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs Bakersfield 1/19 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs Milwaukee 1/20 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Cleveland 1/25 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Cleveland 1/27 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
The Iowa Wild 2017-18 season is presented by Mercy 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.