The Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, went 2-2-0 in four games last week, moving to a 7-2-0 record in its last nine games. The Wild is 7-5-1 at Wells Fargo Arena this season, ranking T-1st amongst AHL teams in most home games played (13) and T-2nd in home wins and points (15).
Iowa ranks second in the League with an 89.4 penalty kill percentage (84-for-94) and T-3rd in fewest power-play goals against (10).
Iowa fell in its first contest of the week, 3-1, against Rockford on Wednesday at BMO Harris Bank Center (11/22). F Gerald Mayhew scored the lone goal for the Wild with assists from D Alex Grant and F Joel Eriksson Ek . G Niklas Svedberg stopped 37-of-40 shots.
The Wild earned a 2-1 overtime victory in its second match of the week against the IceHogs in Rockford on Friday (11/24). D Ryan Murphy (1-1=2) and Eriksson Ek (1-1=2) each led the team with two points as Eriksson Ek netted the overtime winner. G Steve Michalek made 33 saves.
Iowa took a 6-4 victory in its third contest of the week, visiting Chicago Sunday at Allstate Arena (11/26). F Cal O'Reilly (1-2=3) and F Kyle Rau (1-2=3) led the team with three points each. F Sam Anas (2-0=2) and Murphy (0-2=2) tallied two points apiece and Svedberg stopped 25-of-29 shots.
In its final contest of the week, the Wild suffered a 4-2 loss against Milwaukee on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Arena (11/28). O'Reilly and Rau each netted a goal while Michalek made 18 saves to record his first loss of the season.
F Pat Cannone leads the Wild with 14 points (8-6=14) in 20 games this season. O'Reilly ranks second with 13 points (5-8=13) in 19 contests and Rau ranks third with 12 points (6-6=12) in 16 matches.
Svedberg is 6-7-1 with a 2.73 GAA, a .908 SV% and one shutout in 14 games this season and ranks second amongst AHL goalies in games played and minutes (834), fifth in saves (377) and T-11th in wins. Michalek is 4-1-0 with a 1.99 GAA and a .934 SV% in five games.
Iowa will travel to San Antonio for a two-game series Friday and Saturday before heading to Texas on Tuesday.
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