The Iowa Wild went 1-1-2 in four games last week, extending its point streak to a franchise-best 11 games before falling in its final contest of the week (2/14).
The Wild earned a point in its first contest with a 2-1 overtime loss against the Monsters at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday (2/8). F Zack Mitchell scored the lone goal for Iowa with assists from forwards Sam Anas and Teemu Pulkkinen. G Alex Stalock made 32 saves. Iowa won its second contest, 4-2 against Grand Rapids on Friday in Des Moines (2/10). F Alex Tuch led the team with three points (1-2=3). D Mike Weber tallied two assists while Pulkkinen, D Maxime Fortunus and D Mike Reilly each netted a goal. G Steve Michalek stopped 31-of-33 shots. The Wild stretched its point streak with a 4-3 shootout loss against the Griffins on Saturday in Iowa (2/11). Anas (1-1=2) and F Christoph Bertschy (0-2=2) led the team with two points apiece. Mitchell and F Grayson Downing each netted a goal. Stalock made 31 saves through overtime and stopped two-of-four shootout attempts. Iowa saw its point streak come to an end with a 5-1 loss against San Diego on Tuesday at Valley View Casino Center (2/14). Pulkkinen scored the lone goal for the Wild with an assist from F Pat Cannone. Michalek stopped 34-of-39 shots. Pulkkinen leads Iowa with 33 points (16-17=33) and 16 goals in 42 games this season. Cannone ranks second with 24 points (7-17=24) and F Mario Lucia ranks third with 22 points (9-13=22). Stalock is 15-10-6 with a 2.47 GAA, a .919 SV% and three shutouts in 32 games and ranks T-3rd amongst league goalies in shutouts, seventh in minutes played (1,824) and T-8th in wins. Michalek is 10-10-1 with a 2.62 GAA, a .920 SV% and one shutout in 23 games and ranks eighth amongst AHL goalies in SV%.
The Wild is 11-2-4 in the last 17 games and currently sits in fourth place in the Central Division. Iowa travels to Ontario on Wednesday before hosting Cleveland on Sunday and Monday. For more information on the Iowa Wild, please visit iowawild.com or follow @IAWild on Twitter.