Preview: Turning the Wild into the Mild

The Cleveland Monsters look to defeat a hot Iowa Wild team.

Iowa Wild at Cleveland Monsters

Monday, December 18th, 2017

7pm est

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online

Twitter: @IAWild, @Monstershockey

Cleveland Monsters, 8-10-3-2, 21 points, .457 win%, 6th Central, 14th West


Iowa Wild, 13-9-5-1, 32 points, .571 win%, 3rd Central, 7th West

Winning only two of their last 10 games, the Cleveland Monsters are looking to start a hot streak. The Iowa Wild are in a similar position having won four of their last ten games.

Jordan Schroeder and Gabriel Carlsson return to the roster. While Sonny Milano and Cameron Gaunce will be missing thanks to a call-up by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Due to Milano's absence, all of the forwards will need to step up and generate offensive play after offensive play.

Both teams finish well when they have the lead and flounder when they trail. Basically, the Monsters need to play 60 minutes of hockey. I know I have said this almost every preview in recent history. I'll keep saying it until it happens. Playing hockey in spurts has been the biggest downfall of the Monsters all season long.

Simply put, the Monsters need to go hard all game long to come out on top this week.

Season Series

11/03/2017 – Monsters (1) at Wild (6)PreviewRecap

11/04/2017 – Monsters (2) at Wild (3) - SO – PreviewRecap







Stats Matchup

On This Date

The last time the Monsters played on December 18th was during the 2014-15 season. They have an all-time record of 1-1-1-0 on this date scoring almost as many goals as their opponents, 5-6. The Monsters scored four goals in their lone win on this date.

Six fights have happened. Three of which were courtesy of Patrick Bordeleau. Two of Bordeleau's fights were on December 18th, 2010.  At the end of the 2010-11 season, Bordeleau had a career-high 17 fights.

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