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Prospect Report: Nov. 9

Tuch scores first professional goal

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild

The Iowa Wild went 1-2-0 in three games last week. The Wild fell in its first contest, 4-1 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena on Friday (11/4). F Alex Tuch scored his first AHL goal with an assist from F Mario Lucia while G Steve Michalek stopped 41-of-45 saves. Iowa dropped its second contest, 5-3 against Milwaukee at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Saturday (11/5). 

Mike Weber led the team with two points (1-1=2). Forwards Marc Hagel and Kurtis Gabriel  also netted a goal apiece. G Alex Stalock  made 27 saves. The Wild won its final contest of the week with a 2-1 overtime win vs. Rockford at Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday (11/6). F Teemu Pulkkinen scored for Iowa in regulation while F Grayson Downing netted the overtime winner. Michalek earned the win, stopping a career-high 49 shots. D Mike Reilly  ranked T-1st on the team with seven points (1-6=7) in seven games and ranked T-10th amongst AHL defensemen in scoring at the time of his recall by Minnesota (11/9). Tuch ranks third with six points (1-5=6) and ranks T-10th amongst AHL rookies in assists and T-14th in points. Michalek is 4-1-0 with a 2.42 GAA and a .939 SV% in seven games and ranks fth in the league in SV%, T-5th in games played and T-10th in wins. Stalock is 1-5-0 with a 4.46 GAA and a .865 SV% in six games. Iowa will host Charlotte in back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday (11/10 & 11/11) and Ontario on Saturday (11/12). For more information, please visit iowawild.comor follow @IAWild on Twitter.

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