GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD AT TEXAS STARS 3.7.18Mar 7, 2018
Iowa Wild (27-17-8-4; 66 pts.) at Texas Stars (30-21-5-3; 68 pts.)
Iowa Wild makes a quick pit stop in Cedar Park, Texas on the team’s six-game road trip for a contest against Texas Stars Wednesday night at 7:30. Iowa holds a 1-1-1-0 record against the Stars this season and a 5-4-2-1 record at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in the Wild’s five-year history.
The Wild earned a gritty 4-3 victory against Manitoba Moose Sunday, March 4. Forward Ryan White recorded his second goal in as many games, while forward Zack Mitchell had a tally and a helper for his second consecutive multi-point night. Defenseman Zach Palmquist and forward Pat Cannone recorded the other scores for Iowa.
- Goaltender Steve Michalek recorded his first win since Jan. 13 in the Wild’s 4-3 victory against Manitoba Sunday.
- Forward Kurtis Gabriel recorded his first multi-point game since April 9, 2015, with his two assists against Manitoba.
- Forward Zack Mitchell leads Iowa in points during the current road trip with 5 (2g, 3a) in the four games.
- Defenseman Carson Soucy ranks fourth among rookie defenseman in plus/minus with a plus-16.
- Texas Stars defeated San Antonio 2-1 in overtime on March 4.
- Forward Travis Morin leads the team with 48 points (8g, 40a) in 59 games.
- Morin’s 40 assists lead the AHL.
- Dallas Stars recalled forward Roope Hintz and goaltender Mike McKenna, while Texas Stars recalled goaltender Phil Desrosiers from Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
at San Antonio 3/9 7:30 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Manitoba 3/11 3:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Rockford 3/13 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Grand Rapids 3/14 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Grand Rapids 3/17 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.