The Colorado Eagles take on the Iowa Wild again this afternoon in Des Moines. Wednesday’s match-up between the two teams saw Iowa forward Marco Rossi score the game-tying goal late in the third period and convert a penalty shot in overtime to propel the Wild to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Eagles. Eagles defensemen Nate Clurman and Rob Hamilton each netted a goal in the loss. Iowa controlled the battle on specialty teams, going 2-for-4 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
In the 2018-19 season Colorado and Iowa met four times. The Eagles suffered a 6-5 overtime loss in the debut match-up in Iowa, followed by a 6-1 loss the following night. On home ice, the Eagles managed a 3-2 shoot-out win but followed it up with a 3-2 shoot-out loss the night after.
This leaves Colorado with a 1-1-2-1 record against the Wild.
Wells Fargo Center - Des Moines, Iowa
1:00 PM MST
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Eagles forward Cal Burke and goaltender Trent Miner were recently called up to the Colorado Avalanche taxi squad. Forward Mikhail Maltsev and goaltender Hunter Miska were also called up to the taxi squad, but have already been reassigned to the Eagles along with defenseman Jordan Gross.
Goaltender Peyton Jones has been recalled to the Eagles from the Utah Grizzlies.
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Colorado has lost four of their last five games. Colorado has a road record of 3-6-2-2 while Iowa has a home record of 7-4-1-0. Colorado has an overall record of 11-11-3-2 so far this season. Iowa has an overall record of 11-10-2-1.
Wild forward Cody McLeod previously played for the Colorado Avalanche. McLeod played with the Avalanche from 2007 until the 2016-17 season when he was traded to the Nashville Predators. Wild goaltender Andrew Hammond previously played one regular-season game for the Colorado Avalanche along with three playoff games during the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Wild forward Matt Boldy and Alex Newhook played together at Boston College. Wild forward Mitchell Chaffee played for UMass Amherst at the same time as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar.
Wild defenseman Turner Ottenbreit played a full season with the Utah Grizzlies in 2018-19.