The Wild have played two games last week. They were in Milwaukee last Friday and in Chicago Sunday.
In Milwaukee, Dylan Labbe got walked around by Taylor Beck, who scored the lone goal of the first period. After a second Admirals goal, Zack Phillips got one for the Wild with his 12th of the season from Steven Kampfer. Filip Forsberg and Beck, once again, added more MIL goals before hitting the 60-minute mark. 4-1 Admirals was the final score. Johan Gustafsson made 23 saves. Game highlights.
Cody Reichard made his first AHL start of the season in Chicago. He's not entirely unknown to most of his Wild teammates though. He has played seven games with them last season. Alexandre Bolduc scored an unassisted goal just 18 seconds into the game, but Tyler Graovac and Kris Foucault answered a few minutes later. The Wild scored two goals in 53 seconds to take the lead. It should be noted that Dylan Labbe got his first career AHL point on Foucault's 10th goal of the season. 2-1 IA was the score after one.
In the second period, Pat Cannone tied the game with his 14th of the season. 2-2 after two. Cannone got his second goal of the game early in the third, but Foucault also got his second to tie the game at three. 3-3 after three. The overtime couldn't solve anything and a shootout was needed. Labbe was the lone scorer and the Wild beat the Wolves 4-3. Reichard came up big with 42 saves. Game highlights.
Iowa will play three games in three days starting tomorrow night against Chicago. They'll be in Rockford on Saturday and back to Des Moines to host Milwaukee on Sunday. The Wolves will also be back in Des Moines on Wednesday night.
Some news and notes:
-Last Thursday: With John Curry being up with the big club, Iowa signed Cody Reichard to a PTO.
-Friday: Kurtis Gabriel made his AHL debut.
-Sunday: Curt Gogol was suspended for one game. He missed the Chicago game on the same day.
-Monday: Iowa released Bryce Aneloski from his PTO. He headed back to Orlando.
- Fan appreciation weekend. Get all the info you need to know if you're going.
-As of today, the Wild are 15th in the Western Conference (last place) with 64 points in 70 games.