IOWA FALLS TO CLEVELAND 5-1
Iowa and Cleveland Meet Again on Sunday at 2 PM CTMar 24, 2017
CLEVELAND, OH – The Iowa Wild (30-25-6-2, 68 points) were defeated by the Cleveland Monsters (31-27-3-4, 69 points) 5-1 on Friday night in front of 11,743 fans at Quicken Loans Arena. Despite getting outshot 52-30, Cleveland forward Nick Moutrey scored twice to help lead the Monsters to victory over the Wild. Forwards T.J. Tynan and Joe Pendenza, and defenseman Dean Kukan also scored in the Monsters win. Monsters goalie Anton Forsberg (21-15-3) stopped 51 of 52 shots in the win. Wild goalie Steve Michalek (11-12-1) suffered the loss with 12 saves on 15 shots. Wild goalie Alex Stalock stopped 13 of 15 Cleveland shots in a relief effort. Forward Sam Anas scored the lone goal for the Wild. Iowa and Cleveland rematch on Sunday at 2 PM CT.
Cleveland opened the scoring at 12:35 of the first period. Forward T.J. Tynan scored his ninth goal of the season, giving the Monsters a 1-0 lead. The power-play goal was assisted by defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron and forward Zac Dalpe. Tynan’s shot deflected off an Iowa defender.
Forward Nick Moutrey extended Cleveland’s lead to 2-0 at 2:53 of the second period. Moutrey’s sixth goal of the year was set up by defenseman John Ramage and forward Justin Scott. Moutrey deflected the shot from the right point and was able to push the puck just over the goal line as it trickled behind Wild goalie Steve Michalek. Less than a minute later, defenseman Dean Kukan scored for the Monsters at 3:41 of the middle frame. Kukan’s third goal of the season was assisted by forwards Sam Vigneault and Sonny Milano. The slap shot from the left point beat Michalek and gave Cleveland a 3-0 lead. After the goal, Michalek was pulled in favor of Alex Stalock. Moutrey scored his second goal of the night at 16:59 of the second period to give Cleveland a 4-0 lead. Moutrey’s seventh goal of the year was set up by Scott and defenseman Jaime Sifers. The left-wing circle shot went through the legs of Iowa goalie Alex Stalock.
Forward Joe Pendenza scored his seventh goal of the year at 7:50 of the third period. The goal was unassisted and extended Cleveland’s lead to 5-0. The puck slipped under the left pad of Stalock. Forward Sam Anas scored for the Wild at 17:50 of the third period. The goal was set up by defenseman Nolan Zajac and forward Zack Mitchell and gave the game a 5-1 final.
After a brief road trip with two games in Charlotte and one in Cleveland, Iowa returns home to play the Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 PM. It is Kids Eat Free night, presented by Goodhue-Nolte Insurance and 96.5 Country. Fans may bring in a Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5. It is also a mug club night.
Iowa welcomes the Chicago Wolves on Friday, March 31 at 7 PM. The Race Car night is presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Freedom Tires. The first 1,500 fans to arrive at the game receive a family car decal presented by Star 102.5. It is also $2 beer night presented by 100.3 The BUS. Collegeville packs are available for purchase at the game, sponsored by KISS FM and Buffalo Wild Wings. The St. Patrick’s Day themed specialty jerseys, worn by the Iowa Wild for all three home games in March, are auctioned off at the live postgame jersey auction on Friday, Mar. 31.
2016-17 Iowa Wild regular season single-game tickets are on sale now. Follow the Iowa Wild on Twitter @IAWILD or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iawild.
The Iowa Wild 2016-17 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center: and runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play its 2016-17 season at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $10 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.
Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at www.Iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. The Wells Fargo Arena box office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For Saturday game days, the box office will open at 10 a.m. For Sunday game days the box office will open at 12 p.m. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-844-55-HYVEE or by visiting participating Hy-Vee food stores locations in the greater Des Moines area. Those interested may also visit www.hy-veetix.com. Fans interested in buying full-season tickets, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.
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