WILD FALL 4-1 TO WOLVESApr 7, 2023
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Wild entered the third period at Wells Fargo Arena Friday night needing to make up a one-goal deficit, but the Chicago Wolves scored three times in the final frame to take the first game of a home-and-home series by a 4-1 score. Steven Fogarty scored Iowa’s lone goal.
Mackenzie MacEachern put the Wolves up 1-0 with nine seconds left in the opening period with a power-play goal when he punched a rebound past Jesper Wallstedt (21 saves)
Chicago outshot Iowa 8-4 in the first period and carried the 1-0 lead into the intermission.
The two teams played a scoreless middle frame. Iowa peppered Zachary Sawchenko (28 saves) with 16 shots in the second period but could not solve the Chicago netminder.
The Wild outshot the Wolves 20-14 through 40 minutes but still trailed 1-0.
Jamieson Rees put a backdoor pass from Zach Senyshyn into the net 1:28 into the third period to widen Chicago’s advantage to 2-0.
Iowa conceded a third goal to Chicago at 7:38 of the third when Ryan Suzuki scored off the rush with a wrister from the right circle.
The Wolves went up 4-0 with another tally from Suzuki 3:04 later.
Fogarty made the score 4-1 with 5:03 remaining when he one-timed a saucer pass from Marco Rossi past Sawchenko. Nic Petan picked up a secondary assist on the goal.
Iowa outshot Chicago 30-25. The Wild were 0-for-1 on the power play while the Wolves were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Iowa heads to Allstate Arena for a rematch with Chicago Saturday at 7 p.m.
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