IOWA DROPS SUNDAY MATCHUP TO CHICAGO, 4-0Dec 5, 2021
DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Wild (9-8-1-0; 19 pts.) lost to the Chicago Wolves (14-4-1-1; 30 pts.) by a score of 4-0 at Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa goaltender Dereck Baribeau made 39 saves in the effort.
Wolves forward David Cotton beat Baribeau with a wrist shot from the high slot to give Chicago a 1-0 lead at 14:22 of the first period.
Less than a minute later, Chicago forward Jack Drury collected a pass between both faceoff circles in front of Baribeau and floated a backhand shot past him to put the Wolves up 2-0 at 15:03 of the first period.
The Wolves outshot the Wild 11-7 and led 2-0 entering the second period of play.
In the second period, Wolves forward Stefan Noesen deflected a point shot from Chicago defenseman Cavan Fitzgerald past Baribeau to push their lead to 3-0 just 51-seconds in to the stanza.
At the conclusion of the second period, Chicago led 3-0 over Iowa. Shots in the period were 14-8 in favor of Chicago and 25-15 after two periods of play.
At 1:22 of the third period, Wolves forward Josh Leivo found the back of the net with a slap shot from the right circle on the power play to give Chicago a 4-0 lead. The Wolves held that lead through the end of the game.
Shots in the third period were 18-5 in favor of Chicago. In total, the Wolves outshot the Wild 43-20 in the game. Chicago was 1-for-8 and Iowa was 0-for-2 on the power play on the night.
The Wild play in Rockford against the IceHogs on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. CT.
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