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Game Preview: Iowa Wild vs. Milwaukee Admirals

December 9, 2023 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Iowa Wild News Release


Iowa Wild (9-10-1-1; 20 pts.) vs. Milwaukee Admirals (11-8-1-0; 23 pts.)

The Iowa Wild square off against Milwaukee Admirals at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday at 6 p.m. on Wizard Night. The first 1,500 fans receive a goalie glove oven mitt giveaway presented by Vibrant Insurance Group and KIOA.

ALL-TIME SERIES

All-Time Iowa Wild Record: 30-32-7-7 (15-17-2-3 at Wells Fargo Arena, 15-15-5-4 at Milwaukee)

LAST TIME: Iowa dropped a 4-2 decision to Milwaukee at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday night... Jake Lucchini and Andy Welinski scored in the third period to tie the game at 2-2... Egor Afanasyev scored the eventual game-winner at 16:08 of the third period... Iowa posted a season-high 40 shots on goal

2022-23: Iowa went 3-3-1-1 against Milwaukee in 2022-23... The Wild picked up five of a possible eight points in four road games... Five games were decided by one goal and two games were decided by two goals... Marco Rossi led Iowa with seven points (3-4=7) in just four games

TEAM NOTES

SHOOTING GALLERY: Iowa recorded a season-high 40 shots in Friday's loss to Milwaukee... The Wild posted double-digit shot totals in each period for the second time this season (Oct. 14 vs. Henderson)... Vinni Lettieri led Iowa with seven shots on goal... The Wild are winless (0-3-0-0) in games in which the team recorded more than 30 shots

STREAKS SNAPPED: Friday's defeat marked the end of a three-game win streak for Iowa... The Wild had scored two power-play goals in three games in a row

THREE OR FEWER: Iowa's goaltenders have not allowed more than three goals in 12 straight games... The Wild are 6-5-0-1 over that span... Iowa is undefeated in the six games in which the team has scored four or more goals this season

GOALTENDING PROSPECTS

* Jesper Wallstedt and Yaroslav Askarov have started in opposing nets five times over the last two seasons

* The two goaltenders were first-round picks in succeeding drafts

* Nashville selected Askarov with the 11th pick in the 2020 NHL Draft

* Minnesota selected Wallstedt with the 20th pick in the 2021 NHL Draft

* Askarov is 4-0-1-0 in the five games he has started opposite Wallstedt and has allowed just six goals in those starts

* Wallstedt has not allowed more than three goals in any of his last four starts against Askarov

* Askarov saved 11-of-13 shots and earned a win in relief of Troy Grosenick in Friday's game

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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