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updated: 11/13/2013 10:57 PM

Wolves whip Wild for third straight win

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By Daily Herald News Services

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Chicago Wolves won their third straight game, defeating the Iowa Wild 3-1 Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena.

Corey Locke, Joel Edmundson and Ty Rattie scored for the Wolves (7-6-0-1) and Evan Oberg collected a pair of assists. Goaltender Jake Allen made 26 saves to down Iowa (6-6-0-0).

Locke got the Wolves on the board first with a goal 2:32 into the game. Iowa goaltender Darcy Kuemper made the initial stop on Oberg's shot from the left point, but he allowed a rebound that Mark Mancari grabbed and dished to Locke.

Locke repositioned himself in front of the net and tapped it behind Kuemper.

The Wild tied the game early in the second period on a power-play goal. Jon Landry took a shot from inside the faceoff circle and picked up his own rebound, moving back behind the net and sending a pass to Erik Haula. He shot the puck into the top corner over a sprawled Allen (7-3-1).

Edmundson notched his first AHL goal at 15:32 of the second period to put the Wolves back on top. Edmundson received a pass at the point from Oberg and released a shot from the blue line that eluded Kuemper after deflecting off multiple Wild players.

The Wolves iced the win at 10:36 of the third period. Taylor Chorney moved the puck down low along the boards and threaded it to Rattie, who beat a screened Kuemper top-shelf. Kuemper (3-5-0) stopped 20 shots.

The Wolves close out their six-game road trip at 7 p.m. Friday against Amtrak rival Milwaukee.

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