Proud American Hockey League Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

Our Town Or Team
Buy Tickets



By: Mike Peck
Photo by Sievers Photography
02/25/2009 10:46 AM -
Hogs pick up point in first of four on the road
Peoria, Ill.- Antti Niemi and Manny Legace battled back-and-forth all night on Wednesday so it was only fitting that the Rockford IceHogs-Peoria Rivermen match-up went to a sudden death shootout.

It was Legace and the Rivermen, however, outlasting Rockford topping them 2-1 in the first game on the IceHogs four game road swing at Carver Arena.

Neither team could light a lamp until late in the third period.  Peoria was first to strike while short handed.  Steve Wagner picked up an errant IceHogs pass in the offensive zone and beat Niemi at 15:05 of the final frame for his fifth goal of the season.

Jack Skille would get the equalizer for Rockford to force extra hockey.  The winger picked up an Adam Pineault pass and snapped off his 16th goal of the season past Legace at 18:10.

After a scoreless overtime, Rockford tallied the first shootout goal when Mike Radja beat Legace.  Peoria countered with a Carl Corazzini goal in round three.  In round five both Pineault and Steve Regier tallied and Corazinni gave Peoria the extra with the game winner in the sixth round.

The IceHogs and Rivermen went scoreless in the first period and Rockford’s penalty kill was put to the test three times.  The Hogs staved off all three Peoria power plays and Niemi helped keep the Rivermen off the board with a solid glove save off of the stick of Jonathan Filewich on a two-on-one breakaway.

Rockford peppered Legace with 17 second period shots but the results were the same as the two clubs skated through a scoreless second frame.  Included in those 17 Rockford shots was a Petri Kontiola penalty shot which he came up unsuccessful. 

In five penalty shots in its AHL era, Rockford has converted on just one of them.  The penalty shot was the second this season for the IceHogs as Tim Brent failed to convert the other attempt on Feb. 4 at Rochester.

Rockford outshot the Rivermen 34-22 in the contest and held them to 0-5 on the power play. The IceHogs also finished scoreless on the advantage going 0-4.

Next Game: Friday, Feb. 27 at Houston Aeros. The puck drops at 7:35 p.m. Rockford heads south to Texas for the first time this season when they battle the Aeros at the Toyota Center.  The game is the first of three in Houston on the season and third of six between the West Division foes.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
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