The Iowa Wild won four consecutive games last week. The Wild improved to a 6-4-1 record at Wells Fargo Arena, having played the most home games in the AHL (11), and ranks second in home wins and points (13) this season.
Iowa won its first contest of the week, 5-3 against Rockford on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in front of 13,422 fans which set a record for the largest crowd at a professional hockey game ever in the state of Iowa (11/9). F Zack Mitchell (1-2=3) and D Ryan Murphy (1-2=3) led the team with three points each. F Cal O'Reilly (1-1=2) and D Alex Grant (0-2=2) tallied two points apiece. G Steve Michalek stopped 33-of-36 shots in his season debut. The Wild earned a 6-1 victory against the Monsters on Saturday in Des Moines (11/11). Mitchell led the team with four points (2-2=4) while F Sam Anas (0-2=2), F Christoph Bertschy (1-1=2), F Pat Cannone (1-1=2), F Justin Kloos (1-1=2) and F Kyle Rau (1-1=2) notched two points each. Michalek made 30 saves in the win. Iowa won its third contest of the week, closing out a five-game homestand with a 3-2 shootout win over Cleveland on Sunday (11/12). F Landon Ferraro and D Zach Palmquist each scored during regulation while Anas netted the shootout winner. G Niklas Svedberg stopped 26-of-28 shots through overtime and all three shootout attempts. The Wild earned a 2-1 victory against the IceHogs on Wednesday at BMO Harris Bank Center (11/15). Kloos and Mitchell each scored for the team while Anas, F Colton Beck and D Brennan Menell tallied an assist apiece. Svedberg made 26 saves.
Mitchell leads the Wild with 13 points (4-9=13) in 10 games this season, including 11 points (4-7=11) in the month of November and ranks T-12th in the AHL with three power-play goals. Beck ranks second on the team with 11 points (6-5=11) in 15 contests. Cannone (6-4=10) and Kloos (4-6=10) rank T-3rd with 10 points each. Kloos also ranks T-8th amongst AHL rookies in scoring. Svedberg is 5-6-1 with a 2.60 GAA, a .910 SV% and one shutout in 12 games this season and leads league goalies in minutes (716) and saves (315), ranks T-1st in games played and T-8th in wins. Michalek is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .940 SV% in two games. Iowa will host Grand Rapids on Friday before traveling to Rockford on Wednesday. For more information on the Iowa Wild, please visit iowawild.com or follow @IAWild on Twitter.
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