IceHogs Thursday: Keep On Hoping

IceHogs defenseman Stephen Johns and center Teuvo Teravainen have both contributed since coming to Rockford. (Photo Credit:  Kim Wrona)

IceHogs defenseman Stephen Johns and center Teuvo Teravainen have both contributed since coming to Rockford. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs did not fare very well in their games during week 28 of the AHL schedule. With 3 important contests over the weekend, they dropped 2 of them, which set them back in their race to the playoffs.
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Friday, April 11 vs. Milwaukee – Friday’s game at the BMO Harris Bank Center did not go how the IceHogs would have liked. Filip Forsberg scored the first goal of the game for the Ads at the 3:52 mark of the opening period. Austin Watson then tallied the second goal of the game with just over 2 minutes remaining in the second period to give the Admirals a 2-0 lead.

The IceHogs cut their deficit to one with Teuvo Teravainen’s first AHL goal. His unassisted marker was a shot from the slot at the 9:44 mark of the third period. Scott Valentine and Forsberg scored later on in the period to make it 4-1, which was how the final stood.

-Milwaukee outshot Rockford 29-27.
-Jason LaBarbera was in net for Rockford.
-The IceHogs went 0-for-3 on the power play while the Admirals went 1-for-4 on the man advantage.
-IceHogs defenseman Adam Clendening led the team with 4 shots on goal.
-The IceHogs’ power play units were:
Brandon Mashinter – Teuvo Teravainen – Mark McNeill
Adam Clendening – Garret Ross
Brad Mills – Alex Broadhurst – Ryan Hartman
Pierre-Marc Bouchard – Brian Connelly
-Some of the IceHogs’ penalty killing units were: Phillip Danault, Mark McNeill, Mathieu Brisebois and Klas Dahlbeck; Brad Mills, Ryan Hartman, Stephen Johns and Theo Peckham; Terry Broadhurst, Ryan Hartman, Mathieu Brisebois and Klas Dahlbeck; Phillip Danault, Mark McNeill and Klas Dahlbeck.
-The 3 stars were: 1 — Marek Mazanec (26 saves) 2 – Austin Watson (G, +1, 2 SOG) 3 – Teuvo Teravainen (G, 2 SOG).
-The Rockford scratches were: Viktor Svedberg (injured), Bobby Shea (suspended), Mac Carruth, Brett Skinner, Jared Nightingale, Wade Brookbank, David Gilbert, and Philippe Lefebvre (healthy).
-The Rockford lines and D pairs were:
Brandon Mashinter – Teuvo Teravainen – Mark McNeill
Garret Ross – Alex Broadhurst – Brad Mills
Pierre-Marc Bouchard – Phillip Danault – Ryan Hartman
Pat Mullane – Drew LeBlanc – Terry Broadhurst
Klas Dahlbeck – Stephen Johns
Theo Peckham – Adam Clendening
Brian Connelly – Mathieu Brisebois

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Saturday, April 12 vs. Iowa – It looked like the IceHogs might repeat the outcome of Friday night’s game on Saturday. Iowa got on the board first at 5:31 of the opening period with Brady Brassart’s first goal of the season.

Rockford was able to come alive in the second period. Pierre-Marc Bouchard got the IceHogs on the board at the 25 second mark with his 9th goal of the season. 50 seconds later, Brandon Mashinter tallied his 14th goal of the season as the IceHogs were on a delayed penalty sequence. The IceHogs gave themselves a 2 goal lead with a Mathieu Brisebois bomb of a shot from the point at the 7:47 mark of the sandwich stanza; the marker was Brisebois’ 3rd of the year.

Iowa forward Jamie MacQueen scored in the third period, but the IceHogs were able to hang on and win the game by a score of 3-2.
-Iowa and Rockford both fired 25 shots on goal.
Jason LaBarbera was in net for Rockford.
-IceHogs forward Mark McNeill led the team with 5 shots on goal.
-The IceHogs went 0-for-3 on the power play and the Wild went 0-for-4 on their man advantages.
-The IceHogs’ power play units were:
Ryan Hartman – Brad Mills – Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Alex Broadhurst – Mathieu Brisebois
Brandon Mashinter – Mark McNeill – Garret Ross
Adam Clendening – Teuvo Teravainen
-Some of the IceHogs’ penalty killing units were: Terry Broadhurst, Phillip Danault, Mathieu Brisebois and Jared Nightingale; Phillip Danault, Mark McNeill, Klas Dahlbeck and Stephen Johns; David Gilbert, Garret Ross, Klas Dahlbeck and Stephen Johns; David Gilbert, Ryan Hartman, Mathieu Brisebois and Wade Brookbank; Brad Mills, Mark McNeill and Klas Dahlbeck.
-The 3 stars of the game were: 1 – Mathieu Brisebois (G, A, +1, 2 SOG) 2 – Jason LaBarbera (23 saves) 3 – Phillip Danault (A, 4 SOG, 2 PIMs).
-The Rockford scratches were: Viktor Svedberg (injured), Bobby Shea (suspended), Brain Connelly, Philippe Lefebvre, Pat Mullane, Mac Carruth, Theo Peckham and Brett Skinner (healthy).
-The Rockford lines and D pairs were:
Pierre-Marc Bouchard – Phillip Danault – Ryan Hartman
Brandon Mashinter – Teuvo Teravainen – Mark McNeill
Garret Ross – Alex Broadhurst – Brad Mills
Terry Broadhurst – Drew LeBlanc – David Gilbert
Klas Dahlbeck – Stephen Johns
Adam Clendening – Mathieu Brisebois
Wade Brookbank – Jared Nightingale

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Sunday, April 13 at Chicago – Unlike the previous 2 games on the weekend, the IceHogs scored the first goal in Sunday’s contest in Rosemont. Alex Broadhurst tallied his 15th goal of the season in the first period as the puck lay under Wolves netminder Jake Allen on the goal line and Broadhurst reached in and poked it over the line.

The Wolves tied the game up at the 3:07 mark of the second period with a tally from Alexandre Bolduc. Mike Davies and Tyler Shattock then scored for Chicago in the third period to give the home team a 3-1 lead.

At 14:10 of the third, Broadhurst scored again to bring the IceHogs within one, but Bolduc added an empty net tally with just over a minute to play to seal the Wolves’ 4-2 victory.

-Rockford outshot Chicago 26-25.
Jason LaBarbera was in net for Rockford.
-IceHogs forward Mark McNeill led the team with 5 shots on goal.
-One of the IceHogs’ power play units was:
Brandon Mashinter – Mark McNeill – Garret Ross
Adam Clendening – Teuvo Teravainen
-Some of the IceHogs’ penalty killing units were: Phillip Danault, Mark McNeill, Garret Ross and Klas Dahlbeck; Terry Broadhurst, Garret Ross, Klas Dahlbeck and Stephen Johns; David Gilbert, Ryan Hartman, Mathieu Brisebois and Jared Nightingale.
-The 3 stars of the game were: 1 – Alex Broadhurst (2 G, +2, 4 SOG) 2 – Jake Allen (24 saves) 3 – Alexandre Bolduc (2 G, +1, 4 SOG).
-The Rockford scratches were: Viktor Svedberg (injured), Brad Mills (assumed injured; left eye swollen from fight on Saturday night), Bobby Shea, Pat Mullane, Brett Skinner, Brian Connelly, Mac Carruth and Philippe Lefebvre (healthy).
-The Rockford lines and D pairs were:
Brandon Mashinter – Teuvo Teravainen – Mark McNeill
Pierre-Marc Bouchard – Phillip Danault – Ryan Hartman
Garret Ross – Alex Broadhurst – David Gilbert
X – Drew LeBlanc – Terry Broadhurst
Klas Dahlbeck – Stephen Johns
Adam Clendening – Mathieu Brisebois
Wade Brookbank – Jared Nightingale
Theo Peckham – x

TRANSACTIONS

Thursday, April 10 – The Blackhawks assigned forward Teuvo Teravainen to Rockford.
Wednesday, April 16 – The Blackhawks recalled goaltender Mac Carruth from Rockford.

PLAYOFF RACE
4-17-14

UPCOMING GAMES
Friday, April 18 vs. Chicago at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 vs. Charlotte at 7 p.m. – regular season finale

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