TOIVONEN STELLAR AGAIN, BLANKS MILWAUKEE 2-0

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Hogs finish seven-game road swing 4-1-1-1

Milwaukee, Wis.- Hannu Toivonen has his groove back. The Rockford IceHogs goalie made 28 saves and helped the IceHogs shutout the Milwaukee Admirals 2-0 on Friday night at the Bradley Center.  During Rockford’s season-long seven-game road swing, Toivonen had six decisions and went 4-0-1-1.

The shutout was his third of the season and the puckstopped even added his first assist of the season on the game-winning goal.

After two scoreless periods, Rockford struck midway through the third period. On their only power play, Rockford solved Mark Dekanich with a power play goal from Brian Connelly. After Milwaukee cleared a puck out, Toivonen set down the puck for Connelly who skated end-to-end and blasted his sixth goal over the shoulder of Dekanich at 12:49.

Igor Makarov would put the game out of reach when he dumped his eight goal of the season into the empty net at 19:39 to help Rockford finish off their road trip 4-1-1-1.

The IceHogs and Admirals skated to a scoreless first period on Friday. Rockford had six shots on Dekanich while Milwaukee fired eight in on Toivonen.

The second period was a similar story as both Toivonen and Dekanich turned away the opposition. Both teams chipped in 13 shots on goal in the frame and Milwaukee had the game’s first two power-play chances.

Those were the only power play chances Milwaukee would get and the Hogs skated away with their third victory of the season in the Bradley Center.

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.




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