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05/12/2008 12:59 PM

Article By: Mike Peck

Rockford climbs back into series, now sets sights on clincher

Postseason Week 4 Recap
Down 2-0 after the first two games of the West Division Finals, the Rockford IceHogs battled back for three-straight wins and are now faced with a win-or-go-home Game 7 on Tuesday night.  In Week 4 of the Calder Cup Playoffs, the IceHogs grabbed a pair of wins against their division rivals.

Postseason Week 4 Results
Wednesday, May 7: Chicago 2 vs. Rockford 3 (Game 4)
Friday, May 9: Rockford 5 at Chicago 1 (Game 5) 
Sunday, May 11: Chicago 4 vs. Rockford 3 (Game 6)

Postseason Week 5 Schedule   
Tuesday, May 13 at Chicago, 7 p.m. (Game 7)

Bacon Bits:  
-Center Martin St. Pierre has four straight multi-point games totaling 1g-8a-9pts

-Rockford will play its third ever Game 7 in the postseason on Tuesday and have a 1-1 record in a series’ seventh contest

-Rockford allowed four second-period goals in Game 6 against the Chicago Wolves

-Entering Game 6 of the West Division Finals, the IceHogs had allowed four total goals in the second period in 10 previous Calder Cup Playoff games

-After Rockford held the Wolves to 2-20 on the power play in three straight wins, Chicago went 4-7 on the advantage in their 4-3 Game 6 win

-The IceHogs failed to win a game for the first time in the postseason in Game 6 when they scored the game’s first goal

-Rockford has allowed 19 goals in the West Division Finals to the Wolves, 11 on the power play

-Of the eight even strength goals scored on Rockford through six games, five were scored in Game 2

-Defenseman Jim Fahey has a plus/minus of +9 over his last seven games

-Fahey’s +9 leads all IceHogs skaters in the postseason and is third overall in the AHL

-Chicago’s 74 PIMs in Game 5 was the most for an IceHogs opponents in a playoff game

Hot Hog Postseason Week 4:
After getting held scoreless in the first two games of the West Division Finals, center Martin St. Pierre has at lest two points in each game since.  During Week 4 of the Calder Cup Playoffs, St. Pierre has a goal and six assists in three games.  The center now leads the IceHogs with 14 postseason points including 12 assists.

Upcoming Games:
Tuesday, May 13 at Chicago Wolves. (Game 7) Game time is 7 p.m. The West Division Finals will come to a close on Tuesday night at the Allstate Arena and one team will go home for the season.  The series deciding Game 7 will commence in Rosemont and the winner will move on to the Western Conference Finals.

The IceHogs Broadcasting Network:
Rockford IceHogs fans can catch all of the IceHogs postseason games on the Hogs flagship radio station Rockford’s Voice, WNTA-AM 1330 as well as Game Seven against the Wolves on ESPN Radio 1380-AM, WTJK.  Watch and listen to the Hogs on the World Wide Web with the B2 Networks!  Visit the IceHogs Web site ( and click on the “click here to watch the game live” icon, and for just $7, you can catch all of the IceHogs action on your computer.  Also, fans with Comcast Cable television can tune into Channel 57 for all the IceHogs hockey action at home this season.  The broadcast begins with the Pregame Show 30 minutes before the puck drops. Make sure to give your opinion during the Post-Game Call-In Show following each home game at (815) 874-8255.

Where to Watch the IceHogs:
IceHogs fans can now catch every IceHogs regular season game live on TV!  Every IceHogs home game during the 2007-08 season can be viewed on Comcast Cable Channel-57.  When the IceHogs are on the road fans can watch them live at Damon’s Grill in Rockford.  Fans can take advantage of great Bud Light specials and food specials at Damon’s Grill.

Playoff Tickets Now On Sale!
Keep checking local media and for information about playoff tickets!  Once home games are confirmed, call (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats at the Rockford MetroCentre.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Rockford MetroCentre Box Office in downtown Rockford, at Hogs Headquarters in Cherryvale Mall, or on the Web at  Tickets start at just $10.