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Prospect Report: Feb. 8

Iowa extends franchise-best road win streak to nine games

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Iowa Wild extended its franchise-best road win streak to nine games with two road shutout wins last week. The nine-game road win streak is tied for the longest in the AHL in the last five years. 

The Wild earned a 3-0 win against the Monsters on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena (2/3). F Teemu Pulkkinen led the team with two points (1-1=2) while forwards Mario Lucia and Christoph Bertschy also scored a goal each. G Alex Stalock recorded his third shutout of the season, stopping all 28 shots. Iowa took a 1-0 overtime shutout victory against Cleveland on Saturday (2/4). F Zack Mitchell netted the game-winner with an assist from F Sam Anas. G Steve Michalek registered his first shutout of the season, making all 17 saves.

Pulkkinen leads Iowa with 30 points (14-16=30) in 38 games this season while also leading the team in goals. Lucia (9-13=22) and F Pat Cannone (6-16=22) rank T-2nd with 22 points each. D Gustav Olofsson ranked fourth with 21 points (5-16=21) at the time of his recall (2/8). Stalock is 15-10-4 with a 2.47 GAA, a .919 SV% and three shutouts in 30 games and ranks T-3rd amongst league goalies in shutouts, sixth in minutes played (1,698) and T-6th in wins. Michalek is 9-9-1 with a 2.53 GAA, a .922 SV% and one shutout in 21 games and ranks T-7th amongst AHL goalies in SV%.

The Wild is 10-1-2-0 in its last 13 games, including a current six-game win streak and currently sits in fourth place in the Central Division. Iowa returns home to host Cleveland and Grand Rapids before traveling west to San Diego.

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