GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD VS. TEXAS STARS 2.19.18Feb 19, 2018
Iowa Wild (25-15-7-3; 60 pts.) vs. Texas Stars (27-18-5-2; 61 pts.)
Iowa Wild closes out its five-game homestand with a rematch against Texas Stars Monday night. The contest will be the third of four meetings between the two teams, with Texas claiming a 5-4 overtime victory on Dec. 5 and a 6-3 victory Sunday afternoon.
The Wild saw its three-game win streak snapped with a 6-3 loss at the hands of Texas. Forward Cal O’Reilly notched a goal and an assist in the game, while defensemen Ryan Murphy and Zach Palmquist recorded the other two goals for Iowa.
- Forward Cal O’Reilly’s goal and assist against Texas gave him his 10th multi-point game of the season, second-most on the team.
- O’Reilly has 43 points (9g, 34a), three points shy of Iowa’s single-season points record with 25 games to play.
- Forward Colton Beck has three assists in the two games this season against Texas.
- Defenseman Ryan Murphy and O’Reilly each have four points (1g, 3a) during the team’s current homestand, leading the team.
- Forward Denis Gurianov recorded his second three-point night of the season with a goal and two assists against Iowa Sunday.
- Forward Sheldon Dries has three short-handed goals this season, the most on the Stars.
- Texas is 14-2-0-0 against the Central Division this season, which is the best record for any Pacific Division team against the Central.
- Dallas Stars reassigned forward Jason Dickinson from Texas on Feb. 18.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
at Grand Rapids 2/24 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Grand Rapids 2/25 3:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Manitoba 3/3 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Manitoba 3/4 2:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Texas 3/7 7:30 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.