DES MOINES, Iowa – All-star center Pat Cannone capped his second hat trick in 10 days with a slap shot 41 seconds into overtime to give the Chicago Wolves a 4-3 triumph over the Iowa Wild on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Arena.
Cannone dragged the puck deep into the Wolves zone, built up speed through the neutral zone and unleashed a blast from the top of the right circle for the Wolves (20-18-1-2).
Cannone finished with 4 points as he also assisted on Jordan Caron’s game-tying tally with 2:39 to play. Danny Kristo earned assists on all three of Cannone’s goals.
The Wolves captain gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead and extended his point streak to eight games when he scored 3:10 into the second period. Kristo caught up to a Peter Harrold pass at the blue line, swerved toward the middle and sent a saucer pass toward the right faceoff dot to set up Cannone’s well-placed shot.
Iowa’s Michael Keranen pulled the Wild (11-27-3-3) even at 12:31 of the second with a power-play goal. He accepted a pass below the left circle, straddled the goal line and lifted a backhand shot past Wolves goaltender Jordan Binnington to make it 1-1.
Cannone answered with his second goal as he buzzed the crease and swatted a rebound out of mid-air to make it 2-1 at 15:11 of the second. Kristo circled the puck below the goal line to Caron, who carried it behind the net and ripped a shot that Iowa goaltender Jeremy Smith
The Wolves appeared in control until they took two minor penalties one second apart. Iowa took advantage of the 5-on-3 situation to even the score 2-2 at 10:07 of the third. Defenseman Christian Folin blasted a slap shot from the left point that Binnington slowed down, but not enough to keep it out of the net.
Forward Tyler Graovac gave Iowa its first lead with 7:37 to play as he swooped in behind the defense. Jordan Binnington stopped his first two point-blank attempts, but Graovac tracked down another rebound and roofed it home.
The Wolves forced overtime on Caron’s power-play goal with 2:39 left. Defenseman Chris Butler was stopped at close range by Smith, but Caron pounded away from just outside the crease until he knocked the puck home to make it 3-3.
Binnington (9-6-2) posted 31 saves to pick up the win while Smith (4-13-3) stopped 38 of 42 shots in the loss.
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WOLVES 4, WILD 3
Chicago 0 2 1 1 — 4
Iowa 0 1 2 0 — 3
First Period—None. Penalties—Rattie, Chicago (tripping), 0:52; Strachan, Iowa (cross-checking), 6:39; Cannone, Chicago (high-sticking), 15:13.
Second Period—1, Chicago, Cannone 14 (Kristo, Harrold), 3:10; 2, Iowa, Keranen 7 (Bordson, Olofsson), 12:31 pp; 3, Chicago, Cannone 15 (Caron, Kristo), 15:11. Penalties—Beck, Iowa (roughing), 6:09; Benoit, Chicago (interference), 11:04; Mitchell, Iowa (slashing), 19:38.
Third Period—4, Iowa, Folin (Schroeder, Reilly), 10:07 pp; 5, Iowa, Graovac 2 (Strachan, Folin), 12:23; 6, Chicago, Caron 14 (Butler, Cannone), 17:21 pp. Penalties—Keranen, Iowa (tripping), 3:58; Rattie, Chicago (tripping), 9:53; Torquato, Chicago (delay of game – faceoff violation), 9:54; Schroeder, Iowa (hooking), 16:40.
Overtime—7, Chicago, Cannone 16 (Butler, Kristo), 0:41. Penalties—None.
Shots on goal—Chicago 8-18-15-1—42; Iowa 10-11-13-0—34. Power plays—Chicago 1-5; Iowa 2-5. Goalies—Chicago, Binnington (31-34); Iowa, Smith (38-42). Referees—Keith Kaval and Stephen Reneau. Linesmenâ �”Brandon Gawryletz and Justin Hedlund.