WILD SCHOOL ADMIRALS, EARN 3-1 VICTORY IN MORNING GAMENov 2, 2023
DES MOINES, Iowa – Jesper Wallstedt outdueled Troy Grosenick on Thursday morning at Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa Wild took a 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals in front of 9,687 fans. Wallstedt made 30 saves while Nic Petan (0-2=2) and Andy Welinski (1-1=2) each posted two points in the win.
The Wild broke through with 12 seconds remaining in the opening period. Sammy Walker and Petan combined to find Simon Johansson at the right point, who blasted a shot through traffic and past Grosenick (21 saves).
Iowa carried the 1-0 lead into the first intermission and trailed Milwaukee in shots by a 10-6 margin.
The Admirals tied the contest at 14:36 of the second period when Egor Afanasyev beat Wallstedt under the blocker on a shorthanded 2-on-1 rush.
The Wild responded on the power play with 3:01 remaining in the middle frame. After Petan set Welinski up at the blue line, Welinski fired a shot that Steven Fogarty tipped through Grosenick.
Iowa led 2-1 after 40 minutes. Milwaukee held a 22-20 shot advantage after two periods.
The Wild held the Admirals at bay in the third period and Welinski iced the game with a full-length empty-net goal with 1:35 to play.
Milwaukee outshot Iowa 31-24. The Wild went 1-for-4 on the man advantage and held the Admirals scoreless on two power play opportunities.
Iowa hosts the Texas Stars at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive “I Fight For” cards as a part of Hockey Fights Cancer Night benefitting American Cancer Society.
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