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MILWAUKEE-ROCKFORD WEST DIVISION SEMIFINAL PLAYOFF PREVIEW

By: Chris Etheridge
04/14/2009 10:03 AM -

IceHogs are 10-9-0-1 all-time against former AHL affiliate

Rockford, Ill.-
The Rockford IceHogs begin their Quest for the Calder Cup presented by Pepsi against the regular season West Division Champion Milwaukee Admirals.  The Admirals have home ice advantage for the best-of-seven series.  The following is a first round postseason preview of the IceHogs-Admirals series.

 

Game Date Location Time Ticket to use
Game 1 Thurs., April 16 at Milwaukee 7 p.m.  
Game 2 Sat., April 18 at Milwaukee 7:30 p.m.  
Game 3 Sun., April 19 at Rockford 5:05 p.m. Playoff Game "A"
Game 4 Tues., April 21 at Rockford 7:05 p.m. Playoff Game "B"
Game 5* Fri., April 24 at Milwaukee 7 p.m.  
Game 6* Sun., April 26 at Rockford 5:05 p.m. Playoff Game "C"
Game 7* Mon., April 27 at Milwaukee 7 p.m.  

*-if necessary

2008-09 Admirals-IceHogs Season Results:
Sat., Oct. 18         Rockford 4 at Milwaukee 3 SO
Wed., Nov. 12      Milwaukee 2 vs. Rockford 1 SO
Sat., Nov. 15        Rockford 5 at Milwaukee 2
Fri., Dec. 12         Rockford 2 at Milwaukee 4
Sat., Jan. 24        Milwaukee 4 vs. Rockford 2
Fri., Feb. 6            Rockford 1 at Milwaukee 4
Thur., Feb. 19      Rockford 4 at Milwaukee 1
Wed., March 11   Milwaukee 3 vs. Rockford 2
Mon., March 23    Milwaukee 1 vs. Rockford 2
Sat., April 4           Milwaukee 4 vs. Rockford 1

 

Rockford Overall comparison Milwaukee
40-34-0-6 Record 49-22-3-6
86 Points 107
4th-West Place 1st-West
2.86 (14th) Goals/Game 2.86 (14th)
2.75 (11th) Goals Against/Game 2.44 (2nd)
18.24 (12th) PIMs/Game 16.65 (22nd)
14.1% (27th) Power Play 18.1% (9th)
80.9% (25th) Penalty Kill 87.0% (1st)


Rockford Reg. season leaders Milwaukee
Tim Brent, 63 Points Mike Santorelli, 70
Pascal Pelletier, 29 Goals Mike Santorelli, 27
Tim Brent, 42 Assists Cal O'Reilly, 56
Sean McMorrow, 141 Penalty Minutes Kelsey Wilson, 160
Danny Groulx, +18 Plus/Minus Ryan Maki, +14
Corey Crawford, 22 Wins Drew MacIntyre, 34
Antti Niemi, 2.43 Goals Against Average Mark Dekanich, 2.09
Corey Crawford, .917 Save Percentage Mark Dekanich, .923

 

Rockford Reg. season leaders vs. Milwaukee
Tim Brent, 8  Points Cal O'Reilly, Cody Franson, 10 
Tim Brent, Bryan Bickell, Rob Klinkhammer, Petri Kontiola, 3  Goals  Cal O' Reilly, 5
Tim Brent, Evan Brophey, 5 Assists Nick Spaling, 7 
Dan Bertram, Jake Dowell, 15 Penalty Minutes Triston Grant, 29 
Evan Brophey, +5 Plus/Minus Justin Taylor, +3 
Antti Niemi, Corey Crawford, 2 Wins Mark Dekanich, Drew MacIntyre, 3 
Antti Niemi, 2.37 Goals Against Average Mark Dekanich, 1.67 
 Antti Niemi, .912 Save Percentage   Mark Dekanich, .949

 
 

Rockford Team vs. team Milwaukee
4 Wins 6
23 Goals 27
37 Assists 47
60 Points 74
+9 Plus/Minus -21
166 Penalty Minutes 174
10.0% (6-60) Power Play 24.5% (13-53)
75.5% (40-53) Penalty Kill 90.0% (54-60)

IceHogs Playoff History

Appearances: 6
AHL Appearances: 1
Last Appearance:  Lost 4-3 (best-of-seven) vs. Chicago (2007-08)
                                  Won 4-1 (best-of-seven) vs. Houston (2007-08)
All-Time Record: 31-26
Home Record: 20-7 (Last, 3-4 L; vs. Chicago on 5/11/08)
Road Record: 11-19 (Last, 1-4 L at Chicago on 5/13/08)
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)
Championship: 1 (2007 Colonial Cup)

For more information on the IceHogs first round match-up with the Admirals, contact the IceHogs at (815) 986-6465.



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