GAMEDAY PREVIEW - IOWA WILD AT ROCKFORD ICEHOGSDec 8, 2021
Iowa Wild (9-8-1-0; 19 pts.) at Rockford IceHogs (8-8-1-1; 18 pts.)
The Wild play the IceHogs for the fourth time this season after defeating Rockford in the first three matchups by a combined score of 15-8.
PREVIOUSLY ON THE POND
In a three-game set against the Chicago Wolves from Thursday, Dec. 2 to Sunday, Dec. 5, the Wild fell to Chicago three times. In the most recent matchup, Iowa goaltender Dereck Baribeau recorded a career-high 39 saves. Iowa and Chicago played a physical brand of hockey, combining for 61 penalty minutes on Sunday, Dec. 5. Wild forward Matt Boldy scored his fourth goal in just his sixth game of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.
- Wild forward Kris Bennett has recorded 21 points in 14 games with the Iowa Heartlanders (ECHL) this season.
- 6 of Iowa’s 16 power play goals have come on the road this season.
- Iowa goaltender Dereck Baribeau has made 74 saves in his last two starts combined.
- Wild forward Nick Swaney has recorded five goals and one assist in three games against Rockford this season.
- Rockford is 3-1-0-1 in their last five games.
- After starting the season 3-5-0-0, the IceHogs are 5-3-1-1 in their last ten games.
- Former IceHogs goaltender Malcolm Subban was 2-2-1 before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 2, 2021.
- Rockford has the third-fewest penalty minutes against (186) this season.
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