The Wolves and Wild locked horns in a classic goaltending duel Wednesday night in Iowa.
When the dust settled, Jesper Wallstedt and the Wild had bested Keith Kinkaid and the Wolves 1-0. Wallstedt made 31 saves to record his first shutout of the season while Kinkaid stopped 21, yielding only a first-period goal to Wild forward Nick Swaney.
The only score of the game came in the opening minutes of the first when Swaney cashed in on a power-play opportunity, beating Kinkaid from a tight angle.
The netminders took over the rest of the way in the first of eight meetings between the Central Division rivals.
The Wolves dropped to 1-2-1-1 on the season while the Wild improved to 2-3-0-0.
Next up: The Wolves host the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday (7 p.m.) at Allstate Arena. It will be a Wolves Howl-O-Ween celebration as well as Hispanic Heritage Night.
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