GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD VS. ROCKFORD ICEHOGS 2.10.18Feb 10, 2018
Iowa Wild (23-15-7-3; 54 pts.) vs. Rockford IceHogs (25-19-3-3; 56 pts.)
Iowa Wild hosts Rockford IceHogs at Wells Fargo Arena for the fourth time this season Saturday night for the Wild’s Pink at the Rink game. Rockford currently sits at fifth in the Central Division, while Iowa sits in a tie for second with Chicago, who holds the tiebreaker. The Wild has a 4-4-0-0 record against the IceHogs this season, most recently a 5-3 win at BMO Harris Bank Center on Dec. 29.
With help from Sam Anas’ two goals, the Wild defeated Chicago Wolves 4-1 Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Forwards Landon Ferraro and Kyle Rau each tallied a goal for the home team while Wild goaltender Niklas Svedberg stopped 29 of 30 shots in the win.
- Forward Sam Anas recorded his 12th multi-point night with the win over Chicago, which leads the team.
- Anas’ 18 goals lead the Wild and are five shy from the AHL lead in tallies.
- Forward Kyle Rau has recorded a goal and an assist in three of his last five outings.
- Iowa signed forward Ryan White to a standard player contract on Feb. 9. He made his Iowa Wild debut that night against Chicago. In 2016-17, he played in 19 games for Minnesota, recording three points (2g, 1a), as well as 14 penalty minutes.
- Rockford suffered a 5-3 loss at home to the visiting Milwaukee Admirals on Feb. 9.
- Defenseman Carl Dahlstrom was recalled by the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 9.
- Rookie winger Matthew Highmore leads the team in goals with 20 and points with 31.
- Rookie center Anthony Louis has recorded a point in five of his last five outings.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
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 2/24 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Grand Rapids 2/25 3:00 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.