PREVIEW - MANITOBA AT IOWA 10.21.17Oct 21, 2017
Manitoba Moose (2-3-0-0, 4 points) at Iowa Wild (2-3-0-0, 4 Points)
Iowa and Manitoba meet in a rematch of Friday’s 3-2 Wild win at Wells Fargo Arena.
The Wild and the Moose meet eight times in 2017-18. Four games are played in Des Moines and four games are played in Winnipeg. The Wild leads the series with a 1-0-0-0 mark. Iowa is 13-4-0-0 all-time against Manitoba, including a 6-3-0-0 at Wells Fargo Arena. Manitoba is 4-10-1-2 all-time against Iowa, including a 3-5-0-1 mark in Des Moines.
Iowa opens the season with six of the first seven games at home. Manitoba begins the season with five of its first seven games on the road. Iowa welcomes Rockford on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Manitoba heads to Chicago for a game on Oct. 25.
Team Date Time Radio / TV
vs. Manitoba 10/21 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio / MC22
vs. Rockford 10/25 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Tucson 10/27 9:05 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Tucson 10/28 9:05 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. San Antonio 11/2 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
10.15.17: Delete – D Mike Reilly – recalled by Minnesota (NHL)
10.19.17: Delete – F Luke Kunin – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)
10.19.17: Delete – F Zack Mitchell & F Landon Ferraro – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)
Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild defeated the Manitoba Moose 3-2 in front of 4,642 fans on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Wild forward Colton Beck scored the game-winning goal with just under six minutes remaining in regulation to propel Iowa past Manitoba. Rookie forward Evan Janssen picked up a multi-point game with his first pro goal and added an assist. Wild goaltender Niklas Svedberg stopped 26 of 28 shots and forward Kyle Rau also scored in the win. Moose goaltender Eric Comrie stopped 27 of 30 shots in the defeat. Forwards Jack Roslovic and Mike Sgarbossa each scored a goal for the Moose in the loss.
Forwards Pat Cannone and Colton Beck lead Iowa in scoring, each with three goals and five points in the first five outings of the season. Forwards Justin Kloos, Gerald Mayhew and Cal O’Reilly, along with rookie defenseman Brennan Menell, are all tied for third in scoring with three points apiece. Rookie defenseman Carson Soucy and Beck lead the team with +5 ratings. Veteran forward Ryan Malone leads the club with 16 penalty minutes.
Goalie Niklas Svedberg is 2-3-0 with a 3.08 GAA and a .897 SV%.
Iowa’s power play is 27th in the league, going 1-for-24 (4.2%). The Wild ranks 13th on the penalty kill, going 24 of 28 (85.7%).
● With its power-play goal on Friday night, Iowa broke a string of 21 straight power plays without a tally.
Second-year forward Jack Roslovic (3g-3a) leads the team in scoring with six points through the first five games of the season. Kyle Connor (3g,2a), left wing Brendan Lemiuex (3g,2a), center Mike Sgarbossa and rookie defenseman Sami Niku are tied for second in team scoring with five points each. Defenseman Niku has a team-high five assists. The club returns 10 players from last year’s squad.
Goalies Eric Comrie and Michael Hutchinson split time in net. Comrie is 1-2-0 with a 3.06 GAA and a .889 SV %. Hutchinson is 1-1-0 with a 3.06 GAA and a .915 SV%.
Manitoba’s power play is 17th, going 4-for-26 (15.4%). The Moose are 21st on the penalty kill, going 15 of 19 (78.9%)