02/04/2017 10:42 PM
Article By: Bob Mills
Rosemont, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs fell in overtime for the second straight game and fourth time in seven contests with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night at the Allstate Arena.
With the IceHogs on a 4-on-3 man-advantage in the extra period, Andrew Agozzino stripped a puck away from Lars Johansson behind the net and flipped a backhand into the top corner of the cage to end the game on a shorthanded goal.
The IceHogs scored a pair of goals in quick succession in the second period. Sam Carrick knocked a shot through the legs of Ville Husso for a power-play strike, and just 1:22 later, Jeremy Langlois pounded a one-timer from the right circle inside the left post go give Rockford a 2-1 lead.
The Wolves answered with a power-play goal of their own before the end of the frame, however, as Samuel Blais forced a rebound over the line to knot the score, 2-2.
Emerson Clark provided the lone goal of the opening frame, taking a long pass from Conner Bleackley and racing down the left wing to slip a backhand shot past Johansson.
Next Home Game: Tuesday, Feb. 7 vs. Chicago Wolves at 7 p.m. The IceHogs return to the BMO Harris Bank Center for a Fas Fuel Winning Weekdays and WXRX Dollar Days game against Illinois Lottery Cup rival, the Chicago Wolves. The first 1,500 fans to enter the arena will receive a slice of pizza courtesy of Papa John’s. Tuesday is also 90’s Night with specially-themed music and promotions.