Proud American Hockey League Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

Buy Tickets

News

SAAD'S OVERTIME HEROICS LEAD ROCKFORD

By: Mike Peck
Photo by Scott Paulus
01/12/2013 7:05 PM -

Hogs top Milwaukee 2-1 in the extra session

Milwaukee, Wis.- Three-on-three hockey is a bit of a novelty. The Rockford IceHogs used the rare opportunity to grab a 2-1 overtime win over the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Kyle Beach and Joonas Jarvinen were whistled for roughing penalties with just 2.4 seconds left in regulation and the game tied 1-1. So overtime started, and eventually ended, with three-on-three hockey.

Brandon Saad led a rush for Rockford up the spacious ice surface and picked up his own rebound to the left of Magnus Hellberg and carried the puck to the front of the Admirals net where he fought through a hook from Victor Bartley and beat Hellberg under the arm for the game-winning tally 52-seconds into overtime.

The goal marked Saad's second straight game winner and eighth on the season. Saad finished the weekend with 2g-4a-6pts for the IceHogs.

In the third period, Milwaukee lit the game's first lamp 14:12 into the final frame. In transition, Ben Ryan's shot was blocked to Jarvinen and the d-man swiped a shot off of Dylan Olsen's skate and under Carter Hutton for a 1-0 lead.

But Rockford tied the game up at 1-1 just 2:20 later. Adam Clendening found Jeremy Morin wide open and all alone on the back door and the winger bagged his 13th goal of the season at 16:32.

Brandon Pirri had a penalty shot attempt at 5:34 of the second period and was denied by Hellberg. Rockford has had three penalty shots this season and have failed to convert on all three of them.

Through 40 minutes of hockey of Saturday, the Admirals had 10:09 of power play time compared to just 44-seconds for Rockford, but the Hogs outshot Milwaukee 20-16 through two periods of play. Milwaukee finished 0-8 on the advantage while Rockford was 0-3.

Hutton earned the win, making 24 saves while Hellberg made 32 saves in the loss.

Next Home Game: Friday, Jan. 18 vs. Peoria Rivermen. Beginning at 7:05 p.m. the IceHogs and Rivermen meet in a Illinois Lottery Cup Matchup and for the first time since Nov. 21 at the BMO Harris Bank Center. It marks the fourth of twelve meetings between the two foes on the campaign.



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
200

Browse by Month »

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