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Prospect Report: April 5

Iowa falls to Chicago, splits series with Cleveland

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

The Iowa Wild went 1-2-0 in three games last week. Iowa suffered a 4-0 shutout loss in its first contest of the week against Chicago on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena (3/31). G Steve Michalek made 28 saves. The Wild dropped its second contest with a 4-0 shutout loss against Cleveland on Sunday in Iowa (4/2). Michalek stopped 26 of 29 shots. Iowa won its final contest of the week with a 2-1 overtime victory against the Monsters in Des Moines (4/4). D Gustav Olofsson scored for the Wild in regulation while F Tyler Graovac netted the overtime winner. D Mike Reilly led the team with two assists and G Alex Stalock made 34 saves.

F Alex Tuch ranks T-1st on the Wild with 33 points (16-17=33) in 51 games this season and was named Iowa's IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Des Moines community during the 2016-17 season (3/30). F Pat Cannone also shares the team lead with 33 points (9-24=33) in 67 games. F Sam Anas (12-14=26) and Reilly (5-21=26) rank T-3rd with 26 points each. Stalock is 21-16-7 with a 2.28 GAA, a .925 SV% and four shutouts in 46 games and ranks T-4th amongst League goalies in shutouts and SV%, seventh in minutes played (2,631) and T-11th in wins. Michalek is 11-14-1 with a 2.68 GAA, a .917 SV% and one shutout in 28 games and ranks 14th amongst AHL goalies in SV%.

Iowa will play three games this week, hosting Rockford and Milwaukee before traveling to Chicago.

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