Today the Chicago Wolves host the Iowa Wild at the Allstate Center in Rosemont, Illinois. This game marks the 8th of 10 scheduled meetings against the Wild and their 38th regular season matchups since Iowa relocated from Houston to Des Moines.
Currently the Wolves have a 6-1 record against Iowa going into today’s tilt. Entering into today’s matchup the Chicago Wolves hold 40-19-7-5 record and the 33-30-6-2 record.
With tonights game against the Wild the Wolves have 5 remaining games left on the regular season.
Over the last three campaigns the Chicago Wolves have gone on and captured the season series with 28 victories and 7 loses.
The Wolves have won the last 4 meetings at Allstate Arena by outscoring the Wild by 17 goals to 6.
Between the pipes the Wolves goaltender Jordan Binnington has had a stellar performance against Iowa in the past three seasons collecting a 10-2 record at a 1.96 GAA and a .929 save percentage.
Forwards Kenny Agostino and Wade Megan were recently named to the 2016-2017 AHL First All Star Team. On the season Agostino and Megan are relishing career highs with the Wolves. Agostino currently leads in the AHL in points with 79 while Megan is the leagues co-leader in goals at 31.
For the Golden Knights organization Reid Duke will be making his AHL debut with Chicago.***Update: 5:10 p.m. It was a game time decision that Reid Duke was a healthy scratch.***
Duke was recently signed on by Vegas back on March 6, 2017 as the franchises first ever player in team history.
Bringing with him to the Wolves franchise Duke tallied 37 goals and recorded 34 assists for 71 points in 59 games this past season with the Brandon Wheat Kings. Duke also pitched in with 3 goals in 4 games of the 2017 WHL Playoffs when the Wheat Kings played against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
He also helped the Wheat Kings and lead them to three WHL playoff appearances. In 31 playoff games Duke has scored 11 goals and registering 17 assists. Duke also won the Ed Chynoweth Cup with Brandon during the 2015-2016 season.
The Chicago Wolves recently punched their ticket into the Calder Cup Playoffs back on March 31 making it their 18 postseason appearance in franchise history.
Production Leaders Of The Season Series:
Agostino 5 goals and 6 assists (11 points)
Agozzino 1 goal and 6 assists (7 points)
Schmaltz 1 goal and 6 assists (7 points)
Megan 4 goals and 2 assists (6 points)
Dunn 3 goals and 3 assists (6 points)
Gravoac 4 goals (4 points)
Tuch 2 goals and 1 assist (3 points)
Downing 1 goal and 2 assists (3 points)
Olofsson 1 goal and 1 assist (2 points)
Two tied at 2 assists (2 points)
Chicago Wolves Ville Husso 11-6-1 record 2.38 GAA .920 save percentage.
Iowa Wild Alex Stalock 22-16-7 record 2.25 GAA .926 save percentage.
The game has a 7:00 p.m. local start and can be streamed on the Chicago Wolves Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoWolves/
TV: CW50 Chicago
Last two matchups against the Wild:
Highlights from their previous matchup against Iowa Wild that took place back on March 31st, 2017. Chicago beat the Wild in a convincing 4-0 shutout. Wolves netminder Ville Husso was lights out as he made 26 saves to capture Chicago’s 6 consecutive victory against the Wild.
Highlights from their previous matchup against Iowa Wild that took place back on February 26, 2017. The Wolves defeated the Wild by 4-3 victory in OT courtesy of a Wade Megan. Megan scored his 25 goal on the season with an assist by Jordan Schmaltz who recorded his 22 tallying on the season.