Proud American Hockey League Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

Buy Tickets

IceHogs News

HOGS STAVE OFF CHARGING DOGS

By: Colby Rogers
Photo by Greg Hamil

The IceHogs kept the Bulldogs from completing the comeback with a 6-4 win

Rockford, Ill. – In a game that wasn’t over until the final minutes, the Rockford IceHogs walked away with a 6-4 win against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Tuesday night. The contest marked the first time Rockford has taken down Hamilton in regulation in the team’s head-to-head history.

The power play would be the equalizer as Christian Thomas fired the puck past Jason LaBarbera for the 4-4 tie with 12:34 remaining in regulation. The previous goal scorer, Maxime Macenauer was given the primary assist while Sven Andrighetto notched his fourth point (1g-3a) of the game for Hamilton with the secondary assist.

With 4:31 left, Mark McNeill took a pass from Klas Dahlbeck and fired the puck to the far side of the net and into the corner to take one last IceHogs lead for the 5-4 game-winner. The tally gave McNeill three points (1g-2a) on the night.

The IceHogs sealed the 6-4 victory on Brandon Mashinter’s empty-netter, his second tally of the game, with 1:23 remaining in the contest.

After a few chances missed on the power play, the IceHogs netted the first goal of the game at 13:13 of the first period. Terry Broadhurst slid the puck through the five-hole of Dustin Tokarski after the power play expired to give Rockford a 1-0 lead.

Just two minutes into the second period, the IceHogs padded their lead on a rocket shot by Joakim Nordstrom that flew over Tokarski’s shoulder and into the corner of the net. The 2-0 marker was the Swedish centerman’s team leading 14th goal of the year.

Hamilton brought the score back within one with 9:24 left in the second period on the power play. Andrighetto got the puck near the right face-off circle and fired a shot over LaBarbera’s shoulder to set the score at 2-1. Former IceHog and Rockford’s all-time leader in power play points, Martin St. Pierre, was given the lone helper on the goal.

Brett Skinner and Mashinter teamed up to answer on the power play with just 2:19 left in the sandwich frame to give the IceHogs another two-goal lead at 3-1. Skinner fired a slap-shot from the blue line that Mashinter got a piece of in front of the net and steered past Tokarski.

Taking advantage of starting the third period with a 5-on-3 power play, Greg Pateryn fired a puck through traffic that snuck underneath LaBarbera to once again bring the Bulldogs within one at 3-2 just 21 seconds into the frame.

Once again finding a way to answer, the IceHogs quickly extended their lead back to two at 1:55 of the final period. McNeill carried the puck into the right face-off circle and neatly found Alex Broadhurst across the goal face for the marker on the open side of the net for a 4-2 lead.



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