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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Chicago Wolves avoided the Midwest Division basement with a 3-1 win over the Iowa Wild on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena.

Chicago moved to 7-6-0-1 as it started an eight-game stretch against division foes.

Evan Oberg registered a multiple-point game with two assists while Corey Locke, Joel Edmundson and Ty Rattie scored for the Wolves. Netminder Jake Allen (7-3-1) kicked out 26 of 27 Iowa shots to earn the win.

Chicago struck early with a goal from Locke just 2:32 into the game. Evan Oberg released a shot from the point that was stopped by Iowa goaltender Darcy Kuemper. The rebound deflected off players in front of the net and was picked up by Locke, who found the back of the net.

Erik Haula evened the score for Iowa (6-6-0-0) on a power-play tally early in the second period. Jon Landry handled the puck around the back of the net and dished it off to Haula at the side, where he roofed it inside the post past Allen.

Late in the second period, Chicago reclaimed the lead with Edmundson's first American Hockey League goal. Edmundson's shot from the point deflected in off two Iowa players.

Rattie added insurance late in the game, receiving a feed from Taylor Chorney and burying it to seal the win. Kuemper (3-5-0) stopped 20 shots and suffered the loss.

Chicago improved to 4-1 on its six-game road trip, which concludes Friday in Milwaukee.
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