MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – The Rockford IceHogs trek up to Milwaukee for the second consecutive week as they take on the Admirals in another key Central Division playoff race matchup. The Admirals earned a 4-1 victory last Friday, and the teams currently rank tied for 5th in the division with .542 winning percentages.
Puck drop is at 6 p.m. and fans can tune in to all the action on Cozi TV 23.3 or Dish Network Channel 252, beginning with IceHogs Warmup at 5:30 p.m. IceHogs fans can also listen to the game at sportsfanradio1330.com or watch live at AHLlive.com (subscription required).
Matchup: The IceHogs (29-24-3-3, 5th Central) took down the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with a 3-0 shutout win in their last outing and enter tonight's contest with wins in three of their last four games.
Netminder Collin Delia returns to the net after being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week on Monday with 72 saves in two games and his first professional shutout. Delia has won five of his last six starts, including each of his last four.
Anthony Louis tallied his team-leading 34th point with a goal in the IceHogs’ win over the Penguins and has posted four points across his last five outings. Andreas Martinsen also recorded two goals in one game for the first time this season in Rockford's win, snapping a personal 10-game goal drought in the process.
Milwaukee (30-25-4-1, 6th Central) hosts the IceHogs after having snapping a four-game winning streak with a 4-3 loss to the Chicago Wolves last night. Emil Pettersson continues to pace the Admirals' scoring efforts with 12g-27a-39pts, including a team-high 4g-8a-12pts against Rockford this season, but has been held off the scoresheet in each of his last three games. Bobby Butler follows with 21g-15a-36pts of his own, but has also run into a cold streak as of late with just two assists in his last five outings.
Between the pipes, Anders Lindback owns a 25-16-4 record with a 2.88 GAA and .907 save percentage. The goaltender has won each of his last three games and has won five of his six starts against the IceHogs.