Proud American Hockey League Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

Buy Tickets

News

ANOTHER COMEBACK THWARTED AGAINST ROCKFORD

By: Mike Peck
Photo by Ross Dettman
02/23/2011 4:24 PM - Two two-goal deficits too much for Rockford

Rosemont, Ill.- Same script, different game, same result. The Rockford IceHogs dug themselves an early hole against the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena, battled back, but eventually fell 4-3 to their West Division rivals.

The Wolves jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on Wednesday. Nigel Dawes tallied first, capitalizing on a Hannu Toivonen miscue behind the Rockford goal. Dawes picked up the misplayed puck and wrapped in his team-best 25th goal of the season at 3:48.

A power play put Chicago up 2-0 at 7:27 of the opening frame. After Rockford failed to clear the puck out of the zone, Ryan Garbutt picked up a Jason Krog centering pass and shelved his 15th goal of the campaign.

Garnet Exelby put Rockford on the board in period two with his first tally of the season. Rockford’s team captain slapped his marker through traffic and past Drew McIntyre at 11:12 middle frame. Igor Makarov and Ryan Stanton assisted on the goal.

Skating 4-on-4 late in period two, both teams would tally. Jeff Taffe extended his team season-high point streak to 12-straight games when he buried a Ryan Potulny feed under McIntyre at 19:20, tying the game for the IceHogs.

But just 20-seconds later the Wolves reclaimed the lead. Mark Matheson skated behind the Rockford goal and fed Dawes in the slot who wristed in his second of the night, making it 3-2 heading into the second intermission.

The Wolves extended their lead to 4-2 just 39-seconds into the third period.  Frederick Petterson broke over the Rockford line and beat Toivonen glove side from on top of the left face-off circle for his seventh goal of the season.

Rockford’s deficit was reduced to a goal once again by a defenseman tallying his first goal of the campaign. Stanton skated end-to-end and blasted his first career goal past MacIntyre and off the inside of the far post and in at 9:27 of the third period.

The IceHogs, however, couldn’t solve McIntyre the rest of the way. Taffe had the best chance with a breakaway late in the third, but rang the potential equalizer off of the post.

Rockford was outshot 31-10 in the contest and came up empty on three power plays. Chicago converted one of three.



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
200

Browse by Month »

November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010

December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
December 0200