Friday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. Wells Fargo Arena
The Wolves travel to the Hawkeye State this weekend for a two-game series against the Wild that starts tonight at Wells Fargo Arena.
Chicago has won 9 straight games in Iowa dating to the 2013-14 season.
Third periods have been the key to Chicago’s success on Iowa ice. In the team’s initial visit on Dec. 8, the Wolves scored twice in a span of 3:47 late in the period to pull out a 5-3 win. On Jan. 26, JORDAN CARON scored with 2:39 left in regulation and PAT CANNONE tallied the overtime game-winner in a 4-3 triumph. The Wolves’ last trip to Iowa on Feb. 5 produced a 2-1 win as Chicago scored twice in the third with ERIAH HAYES’ game-winning goal occurring with 3:40 left. The Wolves own an 11-5 third-period scoring advantage in the season series.
Among active Wolves players, PAT CANNONE and TY RATTIE have experienced the most success against the Wild. CANNONE owns 18 points (11G, 7A) in 22 games while RATTIE has compiled 14 points (8G, 6A) in 23 contests. In net, JORDAN BINNINGTON sports a 7-1-0 record, a 1.65 goals-against average, a .941 save percentage and one shutout in eight career starts versus the Wild.
By The Numbers
4: Goals this season the Wolves have scored at Wells Fargo Arena with under 5 minutes left in regulation. Those strikes have taken place at the 15:17, 16:20, 17:21 and 19:04 marks.
5: Number of wins for Chicago against Iowa this season, the Wolves’ most against any opponent besides Manitoba (6).
.917: The Wolves’ all-time winning percentage at Wells Fargo Arena. Chicago has yet to lose in regulation at Iowa, compiling a 10-0-1-1 record over three seasons.