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Game Preview: Iowa Wild at Texas Stars

March 29, 2024 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Iowa Wild News Release


Iowa Wild (23-33-4-2; 52 pts.) at Texas Stars (29-27-4-2; 64 pts.)

The Iowa Wild visit the Texas Stars at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in the first game of a weekend set on Friday at 7 p.m.

ALL-TIME SERIES

All-Time Iowa Wild Record: 28-37-8-3 (13-21-3-2 at Wells Fargo Arena, 15-16-5-1 at Texas)

LAST TIME: The Stars beat the Wild 3-2 in Texas on Feb. 17... Nic Petan and Adam Beckman scored for Iowa... Jesper Wallstedt stopped 26-of-29 shots for the Wild... Iowa's power play went 1-for-5 and held Texas scoreless on three man advantage opportunities

2022-23: Iowa went 2-3-2-1 against Texas in 2022-23... The Wild earned points in each of the final four meetings... Nic Petan led Iowa with eight points (4-4=8) in six games... Sammy Walker led Wild skaters with five goals against the Stars... Jesper Wallstedt went 2-1-1 against Texas with a 2.49 GAA

TEAM NOTES

PLAY BY PERIOD: Iowa has taken a first period lead in both wins against Texas this season... The Stars have outscored the Wild in five of six second periods... Iowa has posted a double-digit shot total in the first or second period just once... The Wild have recorded 12 or more shots in every third period against the Stars

SPECIAL TEAMS STATS: Iowa has recorded two power-play goals in both wins against Texas... The Wild have faced just 13 power plays in six games against the Stars

LAST THREE: Iowa has scored a first period goal in three consecutive games... The Wild have not allowed a second period goal in three games in a row

POINT STREAK: Iowa is currently riding a four-game point streak (3-0-1-0)... The Wild also earned points in four straight from Nov. 5 - 18 (3-0-0-1)

FRESH FACE

Iowa signed defenseman Jack Peart to an ATO on Saturday

Peart recorded 55 points (8-47=55) in 109 games at St. Cloud State University

Peart earned the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award and Reed Larson Award in 2021

HOT HANDS

Daemon Hunt has six points (1-5=6) in his last seven games

Hunt and Sammy Walker each recorded their fifth multi-point games of the season on Tuesday against Milwaukee

Turner Elson scored his first goal and recorded his first multi-point game in an Iowa Wild uniform on Tuesday

Caedan Bankier has points in back-to-back games and six points (3-3=6) in his last eight contests

IN THE CREASE

Goaltender Jesper Wallstedt has allowed 15 goals over his last eight starts

Wallstedt is 5-0-3 across those eight contests with a 0.932 SAV%

Wallstedt owns a 1-2-0 record with a 3.37 GAA and a 0.885 SAV% against Texas this season

For more information on Iowa Wild hockey, please visit www.iowawild.com. Fans can purchase single-game tickets through the team's website at www.iowawild.com. Group tickets (10 or more), suites, Wild 365 memberships or premium tickets can be purchased by contacting the Iowa Wild Ticket Department at 515-564-8700 or tickets@iowawild.com. Season tickets for 2023-24 are on sale now. Fans can purchase season tickets for the upcoming season at https://www.iowawild.com/wild-365.


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