GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD VS. CHICAGO WOLVES 2.9.18Feb 9, 2018
Iowa Wild (22-15-7-3; 54 pts.) vs. Chicago Wolves (24-15-6-2; 56 pts.)
Iowa Wild opens up a five-game homestand with a matchup against division rival Chicago Wolves. Chicago currently sits in second place in the Central Division, while Iowa sits just .022 points percentage behind the Wolves in third place. The Wild has a 2-2-0-0 record against the Wolves this season, most recently earning a 5-2 victory on Jan. 17 at Wells Fargo Arena.
The Wild fell to San Diego Gulls 5-1 Tuesday night at Valley View Casino Center. Wild forward Zack Mitchell recorded his third goal in two games as Iowa’s only score in the contest. Forward Cal O’Reilly recorded his 31st assist on Mitchell’s tally, while goaltender Niklas Svedberg had his five-game winning streak snapped with the loss. The team outshot the Gulls 33-29 in the game.
- Minnesota Wild traded forwards Christoph Bertschy and Mario Lucia to New Jersey for defenseman Viktor Loov on Feb. 8.
- Iowa Wild recalled forwards Pavel Jenys and Chase Lang from Rapid City Rush of the ECHL on Feb. 8.
- Forward Sam Anas has five points (4g, 1a) in four games against Chicago this season.
- Iowa has scored 56 goals in the second period this season, fourth-most in the AHL.
- Chicago defeated Rockford 7-4 at home Saturday night.
- Chicago has recorded points in its last six games, going 5-0-1-0 in that stretch.
- Forward T.J. Tynan paces the Wolves with 38 points (9g, 27a), including seven points (4g, 3a) in four games against the Wild.
- Vegas Golden Knights assigned defenseman Zachary Leslie to Chicago on Feb. 5.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
vs. Rockford 2/10 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. San Antonio 2/12 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Texas 2/18 3:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Texas 2/19 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Grand Rapids 2/23 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.