GAME PREVIEW - IOWA WILD VS. CHICAGO WOLVESApr 10, 2021
Iowa Wild (9-9-3-0; 21 pts.) vs. Chicago Wolves (14-4-0-1; 29 pts.)
Iowa and Chicago meet for the second straight game Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. The Wild skated to a 4-1 win Friday night for their first win of the season against the Wolves and their fifth win in the past six games overall.
Iowa opened Friday night’s matchup with Chicago by scoring three goals in the first period, including a goal from defenseman Keaton Thompson 54 seconds into the game. Minnesota Wild first-round draft pick Matt Boldy tallied a goal and an assist in his pro debut and rookie forwards Mitchell Chaffee and Damien Giroux both notched two assists in the win. The win was the fourth straight victory for Iowa dating back to Mar. 31 in Texas.
- Iowa’s penalty kill went 7-7 on the kill Friday night, setting a franchise record for 28 straight penalties killed.
- Boldy became the second-highest draft pick to play for Iowa, second only to Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba.
- The Wild’s power play scored at home for the first time since Feb. 5, when they hosted Texas for the season opener.
- Defenseman Calen Addison extended an AHL career-best point streak to six games with a goal in the win.
- Goaltender Connor Ingram made his debut for Chicago, setting a franchise record as the sixth goaltender to play for the Wolves this season.
- Forward David Cotton scored the lone Chicago goal on Friday night and is on a season-high five-game point streak.
- The Wolves have 40 different players who have suited up for Chicago this season, three more than last year’s club had in 61 games played.
- Rookie forward Phil Tomasino extended his point streak to five games, with eight points over that stretch.
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