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Prospect Report: Nov. 29, 2017

Iowa Wild achieves 2-2-0 record in busy week of games

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

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. 

To download the complete report, please click here. For more information on the Iowa Wild, please visit iowawild.com or follow @IAWild on Twitter.

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