GAMEDAY PREVIEW - IOWA WILD AT TEXAS STARSApr 9, 2022
Iowa Wild (27-27-4-4; 62 pts.) at Texas Stars (27-25-6-5; 65 pts.)
The Wild and the Stars play for the fifth time in the 2021-22 season on Saturday, Apr. 9, 2022. Texas has defeated Iowa in three of the first four matchups between the two teams, with Iowa’s last win over Texas coming on Oct. 16, 2021.
PREVIOUSLY ON THE POND
Iowa finished a two-game series sweep of the Tucson Roadrunners on Wednesday, Apr. 6, winning by a score of 5-1. After the Roadrunners tied the game 1-1 at 16:01 of the first period, Wild forwards Mason Shaw, Connor Dewar, Mitchell Chaffee and Dominic Turgeon combined to score four unanswered goals to secure the victory. Wild goaltender Zane McIntyre made 25 saves on the night.
NECK AND NECK
- Iowa forward Kyle Rau has recorded two goals in four games against the Stars this season.
- The Wild are 0-for-18 on the power play against the Stars in the 2021-22 season.
- Iowa forward Connor Dewar has recorded two points (1-1=2) in two games against Texas this season.
- Wild forward Mason Shaw owns seven points (1-6=7) in his last seven games.
- Texas has been outshot by Iowa in all four matchups between the two teams in the 2021-22 season.
- Stars goaltender Matt Jurusik owns a .953 save percentage in two games against the Wild this season.
- Texas forward Curtis McKenzie owns three points (2-1=3) in four games against Iowa this season.
- The Stars are 14-12-3-2 on home ice in the 2021-22 season.
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