GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD VS. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS 1.20.18Jan 20, 2018
Iowa Wild (18-13-7-3; 46 pts.) vs. Milwaukee Admirals (21-15-4-0; 46 pts.)
Iowa Wild closes out a stretch of three games in four days with a matchup against Milwaukee Admirals Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Saturday’s game is the sixth of 10 contests between the two teams. Iowa is 14-20-2-3 all-time against the Admirals.
The Wild picked up a point against Bakersfield Condors in a 4-3 overtime loss in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Forward Justin Kloos scored his 12th goal of the season, while forward Zack Mitchell potted his eighth of the season. Forward Christoph Bertschy also scored his eighth of the season and forward Pat Cannone earned two assists in the loss.
- Forward Kyle Rau was recalled to Minnesota ahead of Friday’s game against Bakersfield. He becomes the 24th player born in Minnesota to play for the NHL club.
- Forward Zack Mitchell is riding a three-game goal streak.
- Forward Justin Kloos is tied for fifth among all AHL rookies in scoring with 30 points (12g, 18a) in 41 games.
- Forward Pat Cannone has six points (2g, 4a) in five games against Milwaukee this season.
- Milwaukee dropped its Friday game to Grand Rapids 5-2.
- Milwaukee has earned points in every game against Iowa this season.
- Goaltender Anders Lindback leads the AHL in wins with 18.
- Forward Justin Kirkland scored his first goal of the season, a shorthanded tally against Grand Rapids Friday night.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
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
at San Diego 2/6 9:00 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.