Feb 24, 2022



DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Wild (20-21-3-3; 46 pts.) dropped a Thursday night contest to the Texas Stars (17-18-5-4; 43 pts.) by a score of 4-1 at Wells Fargo Arena on Feb. 24. Wild forward Victor Rask recorded his first point as a member of the Iowa Wild in the loss.


Neither the Wild nor the Stars recorded a goal in the first period and both teams headed to the first intermission tied 0-0. Iowa outshot Texas 14-5 in the first stanza.


Wild forward Kyle Rau deflected a point shot off the stick of Wild defenseman Kevin Czuczman past Stars goaltender Matt Jurusik (30 saves) at 9:21 of the second period to give Iowa a 1-0 lead. Czuczman and Rask recorded assists on the goal.


Stars forward Fredrik Karlstrom beat Wild goaltender Hunter Jones (19 saves) from the left faceoff dot at 15:51 of the second period to tie the game at one goal apiece.


With 51-seconds remaining in the second period and the Stars on the power play, Texas forward Ty Dellandrea beat Jones with a wrist shot from the high slot to give the Stars a 2-1 lead.


Texas took their 2-1 lead over Iowa into the second intermission. Shots in the second period were 10-7 in favor of the Wild. Iowa led 24-12 in shots through two periods.


With Texas on the power play, Stars forward Yauheni Aksiantsiuk scored on a one-timer from the right circle at 5:38 of the third period. Aksiantsiuk’s goal extended Texas’ lead to 3-1.


The Wild pulled Jones for the extra attacker at 17:19 of the third period.


At 18:58 of the third period, Stars forward Oskar Back scored on the empty net to give Texas a 4-1 lead.


Iowa was unable to make a comeback and the Stars secured a 4-1 victory. Shots in the third period were 11-7 in favor of Texas. The Wild outshot the Stars 31-23 in the third stanza.


Iowa was 0-for-4 and Texas was 2-for-4 on the power play on the night.


Up next for the Wild, a home contest against the Rockford IceHogs on Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. CT.


Iowa Wild hockey is presented by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.iowawild.com. Fans can purchase single-game tickets through the team’s website at www.iowawild.com. Group tickets (10 or more), suites, Wild 365 memberships or premium tickets can be purchased by contacting the Iowa Wild Ticket Department at (515) 564-8700 or tickets@iowawild.com. The 2022-23 season marks the 10th anniversary of Iowa Wild hockey. Fans can purchase season tickets for the 10th anniversary season at https://www.iowawild.com/wild-365.



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