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The Cleveland Monsters look to redeem themselves after being swept by the Iowa Wild last weekend.

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Cleveland Monsters at Iowa Wild

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 8pm EST

Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online

Twitter: @IAWild , #HockeyLivesHere

@MonstersHockey , #CLEMonsters

Cleveland Monsters, 21-18-2-3; 47 points; 5th Central; 9th West

vs

Iowa Wild, 24-19-4-1; 53 points; 4th Central; 8th West

The Monsters are looking for redemption against the Iowa Wild tonight. The last time the two met, the Wild swept the weekend series shutting out the Monsters in both games.

The Wild are great at taking away scoring chances. The Monsters have to muscle through every play and aggressively attack the blue paint. On the flip side, Oliver Bjorkstrand has shown the importance of patience twice in the past month.

In last night's game against the Admirals, the Monsters played a crisp, clean game especially on the power play. If they continue to play like they did last night, the Monsters will see a playoff berth.

Wild Monsters
14-3-1-0 Leading After 1 8-2-0-2
16-2-1-1 Leading After 2 12-2-0-2
8-5-1-1 Tied After 1 9-7-2-1
5-3-3-0 Tied After 2 7-4-2-0
2-11-2-0 Trailing After 1 4-9-0-0
3-14-0-0 Trailing After 2 2-12-0-1
12-4-1-0 Outshooting Opponent 10-7-1-1
12-14-3-1 Outshot by Opponent 11-11-1-1

Season Series

10/25/2016 – Monsters (7) @ Wild (3) = W

12/14/2016 – Wild (3) @ Monsters (4) = W (OT)

12/16/2016 – Wild (2) @ Monsters (1) = L(SO)

02/03/2017 – Wild (3) @ Monsters (0) = L

02/04/2017 – Wild (1) @ Monsters (0) = L (OT)

02/08/2017

02/19/2017

02/20/2017

03/24/2017

03/26/2017

04/02/2017

04/04/2017

Stats Matchup

Wild Monsters
2.54 (24) GPG 2.50 (26)
2.63 (5) GAPG 2.70 (7)
16.8% (18) PP% 15.3% (23)
82.6% (11) PK% 84.8% (4)
Teemu Pulkkinen, 14 G Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand, 14
Pulkkinen, Cannone, Olofsson, 16 A Leader T.J. Tynan, 20
Teemu Pulkkinen, 30 P Leader T.J. Tynan, 25
Nick Seeler, 80 PIM Leader Brett Gallant, 79
9-12-2-1 Road/Home 9-9-0-2
7-1-2-0 Last 10 4-5-1-0
6-0-2-0 Streaks 1-0-1-0