ROCKFORD POWERED OUT OF HOUSTON

By: Mike Peck
03/02/2011 11:26 AM - IceHogs give up a franchise record six power-play goals

Houston, Tex.
- To say that the Rockford IceHogs penalty kill struggled on Wednesday night would be an understatement. The IceHogs gave up a franchise record six power-play goals in an 8-1 loss to the Houston Aeros at the Toyota Center.

Rockford’s struggling penalty kill coughed up two first period goals on Wednesday night. The first came at 8:34 of the first period when Jon DiSalvatore swiped in his 16th goal of the season past Alec Richards on a Patrick O’Sullivan feed.

Then at 11:37 Robbie Earl hit Marco Scandella with a pass streaking down the left wing and the rookie d-man knocked home his second goal of the campaign. Houston extended their lead to 3-0 late in the opening frame as Colton Gillies notched his tenth goal at 19:28.

The second period didn’t get much better for the IceHogs. O’Sullivan would extend the Aeros lead to 4-0 at 1:37 for his 13th goal of the campaign. On yet another power play, DiSalvatore buried his second goal of the game at 6:34 off of a Casey Wellman feed pushing the Houston advantage to 5-0.

J.M. Daoust got into the scoring burst as he notched a power-play goal of his own at 13:07, wrapping his tenth goal of the year around Richards. Scandella then made it 7-0 when he blasted his second goal of the night over the shoulder of Richards at 14:53.

Brandon Bollig scored Rockford’s lone goal on the night when he wristed an unassisted short-handed marker past Matt Hackett at 12:04 for his fourth goal of the campaign.

In the third period Houston notched just one goal, but it came on the man advantage. Maxime Noreau powered through his tenth of the season past Hannu Toivonen at 16:26.

Houston peppered Rockford’s goaltending duo with 38 shots on goal while Rockford managed just 24 shots on Hackett in the loss. The defeat also ended Rockford’s three-game winning streak.

Jeff Taffe had his franchise record tying and league season-high point streak come to an end at 15 games.

Next Home Game:
Sunday, March 13, vs. Chicago Wolves. Puck drop is at 4:05 p.m. It’s the IceHogs 12th  Annual Jersey Auction game. The Hogs will be wearing special jerseys commemorating first responders. After the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off to fans. Also, the first 2,500 fans to the game will receive a Jersey Auction T-Shirt compliments of WXRX.




Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
200
0

Browse by Month »

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