The Wild have played three games last week. They hosted Chicago last Friday, then they were in Rockford on the next day and back in Des Moines to play Milwaukee on Sunday.
Sergey Andronov opened the score for Chicago with his 12th goal of the season in the first period. 1-0 CHI after one. The Wolves added two more goals to make it 3-0 after two. In the third period, Alexandre Bolduc got his second of the game. Marc Hagel scored a late goal to ruin Jake Allen's shutout. 4-1 Chicago was the final score. Cody Reichard was in net for the Wild and made 31 saves. Raphael Bussieres didn't finish the game. Game highlights.
Joel Martin made his first AHL start since the 2010-2011 season in Rockford. Brady Brassart scored his first professional goal from Carson McMillan. 1-0 Iowa after one. In the second period, former Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard gets one for Rockford. 55 seconds later, Brandon Mashinter gave the Ice Hogs a 2-1 lead. Mathieu Brisebois added a third goal for RFD later in the period. 3-1 Rockford after two. Jamie MacQueen scored for Iowa late in the third, but that wasn't enough. 3-2 Ice Hogs was the final score. Martin made 22 saves in his Wild debut. Game highlights.
Back in Des Moines, Martin got his second straight start against the Admirals. After a scoreless first period, Predators prospect Charles-Olivier Roussel got the lone goal after 40 minutes of play. Mathieu Tousignant and Francis Wathier added goals for the Admirals in the third. 3-0 Milwaukee was the final score. Scott Darling got the shutout realizing 24 saves. Martin made 30 saves despite the loss. Game highlights.
Iowa will play their last home game of the season against Chicago tomorrow night. Then, they will end their inaugural season in OKC playing the Barons twice on Friday and Saturday nights.
Some news and notes:
-Thursday: With Johan Gustafsson dealing with a lower body injury, Iowa signed Joel Martin to a PTO.
-. Congrats to Jake for a well deserved honor. Dowell is the second Iowa player to win the award. Ajay Baines was the first one in the 2008-2009 season. (Iowa Chops) named winner of Fred T. Hunt Award
-As of today, the Wild are 15th in the Western Conference (last place) with 64 points in 73 games. Only two Eastern Conference teams have fewer points than the Wild.