Article By: Fritz Stillings
02/09/2013 7:05 PM -
Rockford held off of score sheet, fall to Aeros 2-0
Rockford, Ill. – Scoring hasn't been much of an issue for the Rockford IceHogs this season, averaging over three goals per game, however Saturday night the Hogs were shutout by the Houston Aeros at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
Neither squad could find the back of net in the second, with Rockford firing 15 shots on goal and Karlsson turning away 12 Aeros shot attempts.
In the third, the Aeros bumped their lead to two at the 15:12 mark. Justin Fontaine swiped the puck out from behind the IceHogs net and found David McIntyre open in front of Karlsson to give Houston the 2-0 lead, the eventual final score.
Rockford fired 38 shots on Houston Aeros netminder Darcy Kuemper, but the stingy goaltender excused each shot to earn his fourth shutout of the season in 16 games.