IOWA DROPS 2-1 OVERTIME DECISION IN MILWAUKEEOct 28, 2023
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Zane McIntyre matched an American Hockey League career high with 45 saves to help force overtime, but the Iowa Wild fell 2-1 in the extra frame to the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday night. Nic Petan scored Iowa’s lone goal.
McIntyre kept the Wild in the game throughout the first period. Iowa’s netminder turned aside 20 shots in the opening frame while the Admirals held the Wild to three shots on goal.
Jasper Weatherby broke the scoreless deadlock 6:12 into the second period when he followed up his own rebound and slid the puck under McIntyre.
Petan and the Wild responded just under six minutes later. After Steven Fogarty found Sammy Walker in the right circle, Walker threw a shot on goal that Petan tipped over Yaroslav Askarov (16 saves) at 12:11.
The two teams entered the second intermission tied at 1-1. Milwaukee outshot Iowa 31-11 through 40 minutes.
Neither team was able to break through again during the third period. McIntyre came up with a flurry of saves during the first half of the third to preserve the tie and stopped 15 more Milwaukee shots to match his AHL career high for saves in a game.
Denis Gurianov won the game for the Admirals 25 seconds into overtime when he streaked down the right wing and elevated a backhand over McIntyre.
Milwaukee outshot Iowa 47-17. The Wild went 0-for-1 on the man advantage and held the Admirals scoreless on two power play chances.
Iowa returns to Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, Nov. 2 for a rematch with Milwaukee at 10:30 a.m.
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