Rockford, IL – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), open a four-game series and home-and-home weekend against the Chicago Wolves tonight at 7:00 at Triphahn Community Center Ice Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL. Tonight is the fourth of 11 scheduled meetings between the two clubs.
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IceHogs Prepare for Four-Game Series vs. Wolves
The Rockford IceHogs prepare for a four-game set against the Chicago Wolves starting tonight at Hoffman Estates. The series transfers to BMO Harris Bank Center tomorrow, Sunday, Mar. 28 and wraps up Apr. 3 at Chicago and Apr. 7 in Rockford. The four-game series marks the longest stretch the IceHogs see one opponent this season.
Hogs Offense Erupts Monday in 6-1 Win Over Iowa
Monday’s 6-1 win over the Wild marked the largest IceHogs’ margin of victory (five goals) since their 7-2 victory on Dec. 9, 2018 at Grand Rapids and the most goals they have scored since their 7-6 shootout loss at Texas on Nov. 23, 2019.
Powerful Power Play
Forward MacKenzie Entwistle’s power-play goal on Sunday and Nicolas Beaudin’s man-advantage marker on Monday saw the IceHogs climb to 10 different power-play goal scorers this season, the second-most in the AHL. Matej Chalupa, Cody Franson, Wyatt Kalynuk, John Quenneville, Chad Yetman, D.J. Busdeker, Lucas Carlsson, Brandon Pirri, Entwistle and Beaudin all have one power-play goal this season. Chicago leads the AHL with 12 power-play goal scorers this year.
Lending A Shorthanded Hand
Rookie forward Chris Wilkie scored his AHL-leading third shorthanded goal on Monday and is one away from tying the IceHogs record for most shorthanded goals in a single season. Tim Brent recorded four shorthanded makers during the 2008-09 season. Forward Dylan McLaughlin’s two shorthanded assists is one shy of tying the IceHogs record as Stephen Johns (2014-15) and Jake Dowell (2016-17) currently share the mark.
McLaughlin Continues Hot Streak
Forward Dylan McLaughlin enters the weekend on a four-game point streak (two goals, five assists), the longest by an IceHogs skater this season. Defenseman Cody Franson registered a three-game point streak from Feb. 27-Mar.6 with two goals and three assists for five points and forward Reese Johnson, who is currently with the Blackhawks, is on a three-game point streak (two goals, three assists).
March-ing Forward with Momentum
The IceHogs are celebrating their best month of the season in March with a 5-3-0-0 record with two games to play. In February, the Hogs had one win in eight contests.
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2020-21 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 6-9-1-0, 13 point (5th, Central Division)
Chicago: 10-2-0-1, 21 points (1st, Central Division)
2019-20 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 29-30-2-2, 62 points (5th, Central Division)
Chicago: 27-26-5-3, 62 points (4th, Central Division)
2020-21 Head-to-Head Schedule:
Feb. 6 Wolves at IceHogs 4-5 Loss Recap & Highlights
Feb. 9 IceHogs at Wolves 2-5 Loss Recap & Highlights
Feb. 16 Wolves at IceHogs 2-3 Loss Recap & Highlights
Mar. 27 IceHogs at Wolves 7 p.m.
Mar. 28 Wolves at IceHogs 4 p.m.
Apr. 3 IceHogs at Wolves 7 p.m.
Apr. 7 Wolves at IceHogs 6 p.m.
Apr. 17 Wolves at IceHogs 6 p.m.
Apr. 21 IceHogs at Wolves 7 p.m.
May 14 Wolves at IceHogs 6 p.m.
May 15 IceHogs at Wolves 7 p.m.
IceHogs vs. Wolves 2020-21 Head-to-Head Record
IceHogs vs. Wolves, All-Time
Rockford: Derek King (2nd season with IceHogs)
Chicago: Ryan Warsofsky (1st season with Wolves)
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago: Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators