IceHogs Tuesday: Hat Tip To The Hogs

IceHogs forward Brandon Svendsen, who has been a key component to the penalty kill, wins a faceoff on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

IceHogs forward Brandon Svendsen, who has been a key component to the penalty kill, wins a faceoff on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs faced their first 3-games-in-3-nights set since December 7th – 9th. In that set of 3 games, the Hogs went 1-2-0-0 against the Milwaukee Admirals, Chicago Wolves and Grand Rapids Griffins. The playoff-pushing Hogs looked to do better in week 22’s 3-in-3 set as they took on the Oklahoma City Barons and the Wolves.

icehogs-at-okc-barons-logosFriday, March 8 at Oklahoma City – The IceHogs spent most of Friday night playing catch-up to the Barons. The baby Oilers got on the board first with a tally from Toni Rajala at 16:22 of the first period. Terry Broadhurst tied the game up for the IceHogs at 2:47 of the second period with his 4th goal of the season. Mark Arcobello gave OKC the lead back at 11:28 of the second with a shorthanded goal. Just over two minutes later, IceHogs forward Ben Smith was able to net his 18th goal of the season to knot the game back up. Before the period was over, Barons defenseman Taylor Fedun was able to score his 3rd goal of the season to put the Barons back up over the visitors. The score stayed at 3-2 until the very bitter end of the game. With 2 seconds left in regulation, IceHogs rookie and all-star defenseman Adam Clendening tallied his 6th goal on the campaign to tie the game up and send it into overtime. The game went into a shootout and Brad Mills scored the game winning goal in the 5th round for Rockford.

-Rockford outshot OKC 38-15.

-The IceHogs were held scoreless on their two power plays and the Hogs killed off all three Barons power plays.

Terry Broadhurst, Brandon Pirri and Ben Smith led the IceHogs with 4 shots on goal each.

-The three stars were:  1 — Brad Mills 2 — Taylor Fedun 3 — Adam Clendening

-The scratches were:  Philippe Paradis, Jeremy Morin (both injured) and Joe Lavin (healthy).

Carter Hutton was in net for Rockford.

icehogs-at-okc-barons-logosSaturday, March 9 at Oklahoma City The Barons were able to take advantage of a terrible turnover behind the net by IceHogs netminder Henrik Karlsson at the beginning of Saturday night’s contest. Philippe Cornet picked up the puck and scored his 9th goal of the season 1:04 into the tilt. Cornet tallied again just past the 9 minute mark in the first and Josh Green made it 3-0 at 11:03 of the opening frame.

Jimmy Hayes got the IceHogs on the board at the beginning of the second period with a power play goal to make it 3-1. The marker was Hayes’ 20th goal of the season and he was the first Hog to hit the 20 goal plateau this season. Mark Arcobello gave OKC the 3 goal lead right back at the 5:43 mark of the period though. Jeremy Morin started the IceHogs comeback of six unanswered goals at 7:53 with a power play goal for his 20th of the season. Hayes tallied before the end of the period with his second of the night to bring them within one, and then Brandon Pirri tied the game at 4 goals a piece at 2:28 of the third period.

Brandon Svendsen tallied his first of the season, and the go-ahead goal, at the 5:09 mark of the third. Before the period was over, Morin tallied his second of the night on the power play and Hayes added an empty net goal with 55 seconds remaining for his first professional hat trick and to make the score of the Rockford victory, 7-4.

-Rockford outshot OKC 36-31.

-The IceHogs went 2-for-3 on the power play and the Barons went 1-for-4 on the man advantage.

Jeremy Morin led the IceHogs with 7 shots on goal.

-The three stars were:  1 — Jimmy Hayes 2 — Jeremy Morin 3 — Philippe Cornet

-The power play units that the IceHogs used were:

Ben Smith — Brad Mills — Brandon Pirri

Jeremy Morin — Shawn Lalonde

Terry Broadhurst — Jimmy Hayes — Martin St. Pierre

Dylan Olsen — Adam Clendening

-Some of the penalty killers that the IceHogs used were:  Brad Mills, Brandon Svendsen, Klas Dahlbeck and Dylan Olsen; Jeremy Morin, Jimmy Hayes, Ryan Stanton and Shawn Lalonde.

-The scratches were:  Philippe Paradis (injured), Wade Brookbank and Ben Youds (healthy).

-The lines and D pairs were:

Terry Broadhurst — Brandon Pirri — Brad Mills

Martin St. Pierre — Jimmy Hayes — Jeremy Morin

Kenndal McArdle — Rob Flick — Kyle Beach

Ben Smith — Brandon Svendsen — Mathieu Beaudoin

Ryan Stanton — Adam Clendening

Joe Lavin — Shawn Lalonde

Klas Dahlbeck — Dylan Olsen

icehogs-at-chicago-wolves-logos1Sunday, March 10 at Chicago – Unlike the previous two nights, the IceHogs were able to get on the board first on Sunday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Jeremy Morin scored a shorthanded goal at the 9:06 mark of the first period as he walked around Wolves captain Darren Haydar and got his shot by goalie Joe Cannata. Less than four minutes later though, Mike Davies struck for the home squad. Davies had a breakaway and went topshelf with a backhanded shot on Hogs netminder Carter Hutton. Davies got on the board again 46 seconds later with a shot from the right circle to make it 2-1 Wolves.

At 2:59 of the second period, IceHogs defenseman Ryan Stanton tallied his first goal of the season with a shot from the left point that tied the game up at two. Kevin Connauton gave the Wolves the 3-2 lead at 16:55 of the middle frame with a wicked shot from the left hashmarks that went high glove side on Hutton. Despite a last minute power play in the third period for Rockford, 3-2 was the final at the end of regulation.

-Rockford outshot Chicago 38-21.

-The IceHogs didn’t score on any of their four power plays and they killed off all three Chicago man advantages.

Jeremy Morin led the IceHogs with 5 shots on goal.

-The three stars were:  1 — Joe Cannata 2 — Mike Davies 3 — Kevin Connauton

-The power play units that the IceHogs used were:

Terry Broadhurst — Jimmy Hayes — Martin St. Pierre

Dylan Olsen — Adam Clendening

Ben Smith — Brandon Pirri — Jeremy Morin

Brad Mills — Shawn Lalonde

-Some of the penalty killers that the IceHogs used were:  Jimmy Hayes, Ben Smith, Joe Lavin and Ryan Stanton; Brad Mills, Martin St. Pierre, Ryan Stanton and Joe Lavin; Mathieu Beaudoin, Brandon Pirri, Joe Lavin and Shawn Lalonde; Jeremy Morin, Kenndal McArdle, Dylan Olsen and Klas Dahlbeck.

-The scratches were:  Philippe Paradis (injured), Wade Brookbank and Ben Youds (healthy).

-The lines and D pairs were the same as Saturday night.

Roster Transactions

Wednesday, March 6 – The Blackhawks reassigned forward Brandon Bollig to Rockford.

Thursday, March 7 – The Blackhawks recalled forward Brandon Bollig from Rockford.

Tuesday, March 12 – The Blackhawks recalled forward Jimmy Hayes from Rockford; the Blackhawks reassigned defenseman Steve Montador to Rockford after he cleared waivers; the Blackhawks reassigned forward Byron Froese to Rockford from Toledo; the IceHogs sent defenseman Ben Youds to Toledo.

Tidbits

-IceHogs netminder Carter Hutton, defenseman Adam Clendening, and goaltending coach Andrew Allen were on Hog Talk this week. Next week, head coach Ted Dent, forward Jeremy Morin, and defenseman Joe Lavin will be on the program. Catch the taping of the show at District Bar and Grill in Rockford on Monday, March 18th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and watch the airing of the show on Tuesday, March 19th on channel 23.2 in Rockford from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

-Check out defenseman Ben Youdsinterview on the Stone and Double T show on WXRX in Rockford.

-Today, March 12th, was IceHogs forward Byron Froese‘s 22nd birthday. Happy birthday, Byron!

-The IceHogs currently have a record of 30-27-1-1 (62 points). In the Midwest Division, they are tied for 3rd with Milwaukee, but Milwaukee holds the spot because they have a game in-hand. In the Western Conference standings, the IceHogs are tied for 11th with Milwaukee and are 3 points behind the 8th place Abbotsford Heat.

Upcoming Games

Friday, March 15 vs. Chicago at 7:05p.m.

Saturday, March 16 vs. Peoria at 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 at Chicago at 3:00 p.m.

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