GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD VS. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS 1.19.18Jan 19, 2018
Iowa Wild (18-13-6-3; 45 pts.) vs. Bakersfield Condors (16-14-7-0; 39 pts.)
Iowa Wild continues its three-game homestand with a contest against Bakersfield Condors Friday night. Friday’s game will be the first meeting in history between the two teams.
The Wild jumped back into a playoff position with a 5-2 victory against Chicago Wolves Wednesday evening. Defenseman Brennan Menell potted his fifth goal of the year and forward Pavel Jenys scored his first career AHL goal in the win. Forward Zack Mitchell scored the game-winning goal, while forward Sam Anas scored his team-leading 15th of the season and forward Landon Ferraro recorded an empty-netter as well.
- With his goal against Chicago, winger Sam Anas extended his point streak to five games, notching eight points (4g, 4a) during that stretch.
- Forward Cal O’Reilly earned an assist in the win against the Wolves, extending his point streak to four games, amassing eight points (2g, 6a) during the streak.
- Goaltender Niklas Svedberg earned his first win since Dec. 15 in the 5-2 victory Wednesday.
- When facing Pacific Division opponents this season, the Wild have earned points in seven of nine contests.
- Friday’s game ends a streak of 16 consecutive games against Central Division opponents for the Wild.
- Bakersfield suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose on Jan. 15.
- Bakersfield is 8-7-3 in 18 games on the road this season.
- Edmonton recalled Iiro Pakarinen from Bakersfield on Jan. 18.
- Forward Ty Rattie paces the Condors with 28 points (16g, 12a) in 37 games.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
vs Milwaukee 1/20 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Cleveland 1/25 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Cleveland 1/27 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Bakersfield 2/2 9:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Ontario 2/3 8:00 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.