GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD VS. GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS 3.24.18Mar 24, 2018
Iowa Wild (30-21-9-5; 74 pts.) vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (35-24-1-6; 77 pts.)
Iowa Wild and Grand Rapids Griffins face-off for the final time this season Saturday evening. Iowa sits in fourth in the Central Division, while Grand Rapids resides in third. The Wild holds a 4-2-0-3 record against the Griffins this season.
The Wild dropped a home contest to Grand Rapids by a score of 5-3. Iowa’s goals came off the stick of forwards Gerry Fitzgerald and Sam Anas and defenseman Alex Grant. But the team couldn’t overcome a stretch of four goals in 2:24 by the visitors.
- Wild forward Colton Beck has three assists in his last two games against the Griffins.
- Wild forward Kyle Rau is in the midst of a six-game point streak, the longest such stretch of his AHL career.
- With his 25th helper of the campaign Friday night, Wild forward Justin Kloos set a franchise record for assists in a single season by a rookie.
- Wild captain Cal O’Reilly is tied for third in the AHL with 42 assists this season.
- Griffins forward Matt Lorito has a four-game goal streak, recording four points (4g, 1a) during that stretch.
- Griffins forward Ben Street had a three-assist night against Iowa, giving him nine points (3g, 6a) in nine games against the Wild this season.
- Grand Rapids’ three power-play goals tied a season high for extra-man tallies in a single game.
- Grand Rapids owns the third-best road power play, scoring on 21.7 percent of attempts.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
at Milwaukee 3/26 5:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Chicago 3/28 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Tucson 3/30 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Tucson 3/31 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Cleveland 4/3 7:00 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.