Des Moines, Iowa – The Rockford IceHogs fell 2-1 in their fifth overtime contest with the Iowa Wild this season on Tuesday night. Rookie forward Cole Guttman netted his 13th goal of the campaign, tallying the equalizer in the third period and sending the game to overtime.
Nearing the end of what looked like two scoreless periods, Iowa struck first late in the second frame. Wild forward Marco Rossi spun 360 degrees to avoid Rockford defenseman Isaak Phillips just in front of the blue line and fired a wrister that snuck past IceHogs goalie Arvid Soderblom at 19:48 to take a 1-0 lead heading into the middle intermission.
The IceHogs tied the contest 1-1 early in the final frame. Guttman batted down a high pass from defenseman Jakub Galvas and weaved between a pair of Iowa defenders to fling a wrist shot between the pads of Wild netminder Jesper Wallstedt at 1:38.
Iowa forward Nic Petan slung the game-winning lamp lighter from high in the slot into the net at 2:01 in the fifth overtime period between the Central Division rivals in the 2022-23 series.
Despite plenty of back-and-forth play in the close contest, there were only six penalties totaling 12 minutes across the board. Five of the six penalties came in the second stanza and one in the first.
Soderblom played his best game in the net since his stint with the Chicago Blackhawks, marking 32 saves on 34 Wild shots, but Wallstedt turned away 24 of 25 Rockford shots to earn the win.
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Return Of The Screw: Screw City IceHogs Back February 11
After the success and positive response from the Rockford IceHogs’ Screw City debut on December 9, the team will play as the Screw City IceHogs for the second time this season on Saturday, Feb. 11 against the Milwaukee Admirals. The Screw City IceHogs identity includes a unique logo and jersey that pays homage to Rockford’s deep history of manufacturing screws, while staying true to the IceHogs’ primary colors of red and black. For those who missed out on the merchandise from the Screw City debut, there is a robust selection of Screw City items in the IceHogs team store at the BMO Center, including hats, shirts, and pucks. Fans can also preorder a Screw City IceHogs replica jersey online now. Learn more about the Screw City IceHogs at IceHogs.com/ScrewCity.
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Watch and listen to every game this season on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO! Listen from your favorite device, at home, or on the road at IceHogs.com and on the IceHogs app and watch LIVE on AHLTV and selected games on 23.3 Circle TV! Fans can also tune in on all of Mid-West Family’s local stations including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull, and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and featured on Rock River Current, the Stateline’s premiere source for local events, news and culture.