TEXAS-ROCKFORD WEST DIVISION SEMIFINAL PLAYOFF PREVIEW

By: Mike Peck
Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs begin their quest for the Calder Cup against the Texas Stars on Friday night in Cedar Park, Tex.  The Stars have home ice advantage for the best-of-seven series.  The following is a West Division Semifinals preview of the IceHogs-Stars series.





Game Date Location Time (CDT) Season Ticket To Use
Game 1 Friday, April 16 at Texas 7:30 p.m.  
Game 2 Saturday, April 17 at Texas 7 p.m.  
Game 3 Wednesday, April 21 at Rockford 7:05 p.m. Ticket “A”
Game 4 Friday, April 23 at Rockford 7:05 p.m. Ticket “B”
*Game 5 Saturday., April 24 at Rockford 7:05 p.m. Ticket “C”
*Game 6 Monday, April 26 at Texas 7:30 p.m.  
*Game 7 Tuesday, April 27 at Texas 7:30 p.m.  
*-If Necessary


               2009-10 Stars-IceHogs Season Results:
               Fri., Nov. 13   Texas 4     at    Rockford 0
               Wed., Nov. 18   Texas 3
    at    Rockford 1
               Sat., Nov. 21  
Texas 4   at    Rockford 3
               Fri., Dec. 11    Rockford 2     at    
Texas 4
               Sat., Dec. 12    Rockford 3     at    Texas 2
               Fri., March 5    Rockford 3    at    Texas 4 OT

               Sat., March 20    Texas 2    at    Rockford 0
               Fri., April 9   
Rockford 5    at    Texas 1


Rockford Overall Comparison Texas
44-30-3-3 Record 46-27-3-4
94 Points 99
3rd-West Place 2nd-West
2.83 (19h) Goals/Game 2.98 (12th)
2.83 (T-11th) Goals Against/Game 2.48 (T-2nd)
17.44 (14th) PIMs/Game 13.91 (27th)
15.2% (24th) Power Play 19.1% (9th)
83.3% (10th) Penalty Kill 86.4% (2nd)
      

Rockford   Regular Season Leaders   Texas
Mark Cullen 53 Points 58  Aaron Gagnon
Kyle Greentree 25 Goals 27 Aaron Gagnon
Bracken Kearns 36 Assists 33  Perttu Lindgren
Danny Richmond 166  PIMs 155  Luke Gazdic
Richard Petiot +20  Plus/Minus +19  Aaron Gagnon
Corey Crawford 25  Wins 21  Matt Climie
Joe Fallon  2.64  Goals Against Average 1.83  Brent Krahn
Joe Fallon .912  Save Percentage .945  Brent Krahn

    
Rockford   Regular Season Leaders vs.   Texas
Mark Cullen 9 Points 10 Travis Morin
Mark Cullen 4 Goals 4 Warren Peters
Mark Cullen 5 Assists 9 Travis Morin
Jake Dowell 17 PIMs 15 Raymond Sawada
Ryan Flinn +2 Plus/Minus +8 Mathieu Beaudoin
Dan Cloutier, Corey Crawford 1 Wins 4 Brent Krahn
Dan Cloutier 2.00
Goals Against Average 0.99 Brent Krahn
Dan Cloutier .905 Save Percentage .971 Brent Krahn


Rockford Team vs. Team Texas
2 Wins 6
17 Goals 24
36 Assists 43
53 Points 67
-44 Plus/Minus +47
164 PIMs 126
17.1% (6-35) Power Play 9.1% (3-33)
90.1% (30-33) Penalty Kill 82.9% (29-35)


IceHogs Playoff History

Appearances:            7
AHL Appearances:    2
Last Appearance:      Lost 4-0 (best-of-seven) vs. Milwaukee (2008-09)
All-Time Record:       31-30
Home Record:            20-9 (Last, 1-4 L vs. Milwaukee on 4/21/09)
Road Record:            11-21 (Last, 1-3 L at Milwaukee on 4/18/09)
Overtime Games:      2-5 (Last, 0-1 2OTL vs. Houston on 4/19/08)
Playoff Series Win:    6 (Last, 4-1 vs. Houston, Calder Cup Division Semifinals 2008)
Championships:        1 (2007 Colonial Cup)

For more information on the IceHogs West Division Semifinals match-up against Texas, contact the IceHogs at (815) 986-6465.



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