Rosemont, IL – Defensemen Isaak Phillips and Jakub Galvas each scored their first goals of the season early in the second period, but the Rockford IceHogs (5-7-1-1) dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Chicago Wolves (10-4-1-1) at Allstate Arena Saturday evening. The contest marked the second time in as many meetings as the IceHogs and Wolves battled to the breakaway showdown, with the IceHogs taking a 3-2 win last Saturday in Rosemont.
Wolves forward Max Letunov opened the game scoring on the power play 11:55 into the contest, snapping a shot over IceHogs goalie Collin Delia (SOL, 26 saves on 28 shots) from the right-wing faceoff circle.
The IceHogs responded in the second period with a quick strike from Phillips 33 seconds into the frame. Forward Evan Barratt found Phillips at the bottom of the right-wing circle for his first goal of the season. Moments later, Galvas picked up his first goal of the campaign and gave the IceHogs a 2-1 lead, banking a shot off a member of the Wolves and past netminder Alex Lyon (W, 17 saves on 19 shots) 5:11.
As the clock wound down in the third period, the Wolves pushed back into the game and grabbed a game-tying marker from C.J. Smith with 5:19 left in regulation time to force overtime and eventually a shootout for the second consecutive meeting.
In the breakaway completion IceHogs forwards Michal Teply, D.J. Busdeker, and Lukas Reichel were denied by Lyon, and Wolves forward Josh Livo provided the game-winning walk-off goal in the bottom of the third round. The IceHogs finished the contest 0-for-4 on the power play while the Wolves went 1-for-4.
The Rockford IceHogs return home to BMO Harris Bank Center to complete a three-game in three-day weekend tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 28 against the Milwaukee Admirals at 4:00 p.m. Tickets start as low at $11! Buy Tickets
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