ROCKFORD, Ill. - Brandon Hagel netted the lone goal for the Rockford IceHogs, but the Milwaukee Admirals' seven scores proved too much for the Hogs as the Ads cruised to a 7-1 victory at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday.
Eeli Tolvanen, Rem Pitlick and Daniel Carr each tallied for Milwaukee in the first 8:19 of the opening frame to set the IceHogs behind 3-0, but Hagel cashed in less than two minutes later to bring Rockford within two.
Hagel and Dylan Sikura broke into the Admirals zone on a 2-on-1 rush and Sikura fired a puck that ricocheted off Connor Ingram's pad and into the slot. Hagel stopped in front of the net, collected the rebound and beat Ingram to get the Hogs on the board.
It was all Milwaukee from there, however, as Cole Schneider and Matt Donovan added goals in the second and Tolvanen and Jeremy Davies notched scores in the third to bury Rockford 7-1.
The IceHogs surrendered four power-play goals tonight for the first time since they gave up four on Nov. 10, 2017, against the San Antonio Rampage.
Tonight was the highest combined shot total (76) of any game Rockford has played in this season...The IceHogs fired 28 while the Admirals shot 48.
The IceHogs have only managed to score three goals in a game four times in the last 19 contests...The club holds a record of 16-2-0-2 when scoring more than two goals this season and is 4-22-1-0 when tallying two or fewer goals.