Rosemont, Ill. – For the second straight game and the fourth time in their seven games, the Rockford IceHogs found themselves on the wrong side of an overtime as the Chicago Wolves collected a 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday night at the Allstate Arena.
With the IceHogs on a 4-on-3 man-advantage in the sudden death period, Andrew Agozzino stripped a puck away from Lars Johansson behind the net and flipped a backhand into the top corner of the cage to end the game with a shorthanded tally.
The second frame saw the IceHogs score a pair of goals in quick succession. First, Sam Carrick found himself alone in front of the net and knocked a shot through the legs of Ville Husso for a power play strike. It was followed just 1:22 later when Jeremy Langlois pounded a one-timer from the right circle inside the left post, putting the IceHogs up by a 2-1 score. The Wolves answered with a power play goal of their own before the end of the frame, however, as Samuel Blais forced a rebound over the line to knot the score at 2-2.
After dropping the gloves early in the first period against P.C. Labrie, Emerson Clark provided the only goal of the opening frame. He took a long pass from Conner Bleackley and raced down the left wing before slipping a backhand shot past Lars Johansson.
Next Home Game: Tuesday, Feb. 7 vs. Chicago Wolves at 7 p.m. The IceHogs return to the BMO Harris Bank Center for a Fas Fuel Winning Weekdays and WXRX Dollar Days game against Illinois Lottery Cup rival, the Chicago Wolves. The first 1,500 fans to enter the arena will receive a slice of pizza courtesy of Papa John’s. Tuesday is also 90’s Night with specially-themed music and promotions throughout the evening’s matchup with Chicago.