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Iowa continues to snatch points, 4-in-5 continues at Cincinnati

Friday, March 3rd
Iowa continues to snatch points, 4-in-5 continues at Cincinnati

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, hit the road for a three-city “three-in-three” Friday at 6:35 p.m. at Cincinnati. Iowa has at least a point in six of seven games (3-1-3-0).Iowa completed a season-long seven-game home stand Wednesday vs. Kansas City and fought from behind with two goals from Tommy Parrottino to force OT, but Mavs forward Pascal Laberge won it for Kansas City 58 seconds into overtime.The Cyclones opposed Tulsa Wednesday at home and clipped the Oilers, 5-3, behind 20 saves from Mark Sinclair and goals from five skaters. The Cyclones have points in a season-high ten straight games (9-0-0-1).Iowa is playing Cincinnati for the first time in more than three months: the clubs last faced off Nov. 27 in Coralville.The Heartlanders play their next three games on the road this Friday at 6:35 p.m. at Cincinnati, Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at Toledo and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. vs. Fort Wayne.Broadcast Coverage: Watch online at flohockey.tv. Listen on mixlr.com/goheartlanders.Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Cincinnati Cyclones (Buffalo Sabres/Rochester Americans)Last Time OutTommy Parrottino earned his third career multi-goal game and scored twice in 24 seconds to force overtime, but the Mavericks won it on their second shot of the extra session to best Iowa, 5-4, Wednesday.Iowa took a 2-0 lead in the first before Kansas City scored four in a row to lead 4-2 with eight minutes to go. Fourteen seconds after the Mavs scored their fourth goal, Parrottino started the comeback with his first of the game. On his next shot 24 seconds later he tallied the tying goal.Iowa’s Hunter Jones made 35 saves in defeat.Tyler Busch and Carson Denomie also tallied for Iowa.Season SeriesThe Heartlanders have played three games against Cincinnati this season and have won the last two (2-1-0-0 record). The clubs haven’t played since the 14th game of Iowa’s season, a 45-game break between the division foes.All three games have been come-from-behind efforts by the winning team; Cincinnati overcame a 2-0 deficit Oct. 29, Iowa responded Nov. 26 with three one-goal comebacks and Iowa came back from a 3-2 deficit Nov. 27.Forward Brendan Robbins and former Heartlanders defenseman Matt Murphy scored the overtime-winning goals for Iowa Nov. 25-26.The Heartlanders are looking for the team’s first-ever win at Heritage Bank Center. Iowa played five times at Cincinnati in 2021-22 and Friday is the second of four road meetings this campaign.Friday Night RizzThe Heartlanders have won four straight games on Friday, comprising four of the team’s six wins last month.In the wins, Iowa has outscored opponents, 16-6. In the team’s last Friday game, Iowa defeated Kalamazoo, 5-2.The feat is all the more remarkable considering Iowa’s earlier season need for Friday success; Iowa won its first Friday game of the season Feb. 3 vs. Wheeling.Upcoming home games and ticket informationView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. Iowa is next at home for three games on Mar. 8 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Cincinnati, Mar. 10 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Indy and Mar. 11 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo. March 10 is Iowa’s Marvel Super Hero Night where the team will wear special Captain American jerseys vs. Indy, presented by DASH Auctions. It’s also Special Olympics Night where Special Olympics Iowa will be at the game.Single-game tickets, group ticket options, partial plans and season ticket memberships are available for Heartlanders home games at Xtream Arena.  Call 319-569-goal or visit iowaheartlanders.com/tickets for more information.Tickets are available for all Heartlanders home games by visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets. Find the full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions