IceHogs Thursday: All Good Things Must Come to an End

IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman (middle) celebrates his first professional goal with Terry Broadhurst (front) and Stephen Johns (back). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman (middle) celebrates his first professional goal with Terry Broadhurst (front) and Stephen Johns (back). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The final week of the 2013-14 AHL regular season saw the IceHogs play in 2 final contests with their playoff hopes barely alive. The IceHogs needed to win both games and get some help from other teams—mainly the Oklahoma City Barons—in order to make the post season.

icehogs-at-chicago-wolves-logosFriday, April 18 vs. Chicago – The IceHogs hosted the Wolves for one last time in 2013-14 on Friday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. 1:07 into the game, Sergey Andronov got the Wolves on the board first. At 14:09, the IceHogs were able to tie the game up courtesy of David Gilbert’s first goal of the season; his shot from the left circle found a way to get past Wolves netminder Matt Climie. Just over a minute later, Ryan Hartman tallied his first professional goal to put the IceHogs up by one.

At 5:28 of the second period, Mike Davies erased the IceHogs’ lead with his 12th goal of the season. Phillip Danault restored the IceHogs’ lead with his 6th goal of the season just over 4 minutes later. The battle continued to be intense as Tyler Shattock tied the game up at 3 for Chicago at the 15:57 mark of the middle frame.

With 9:48 remaining in regulation, Nathan Longpre broke the stalemate and gave Chicago the lead. The Wolves didn’t look back and tacked on an empty net goal by Alexandre Bolduc with 22 seconds remaining to make the final score 5-3.

-The IceHogs were eliminated from playoff contention with this loss as it was paired with an Oklahoma City Barons victory.

-Rockford outshot Chicago 35-30.

Jason LaBarbera made his final start of the season in net for Rockford.

-IceHogs forwards Terry Broadhurst and Brad Mills and IceHogs defenseman Adam Clendening led the team with 4 shots on goal each.

-The IceHogs went 0-for-5 on the power play and the Wolves went 1-for-5 on their man advantages.

-Two of the IceHogs’ power play units were:
Terry Broadhurst – Brad Mills – Brandon Mashinter
Adam Clendening – Mark McNeill

(5-on-3 pp) Brandon Mashinter – Mark McNeill – Alex Broadhurst
Mathieu Brisebois – Adam Clendening

-Some of the IceHogs’ penalty killing units were: Ryan Hartman, Mark McNeill, Klas Dahlbeck and Stephen Johns; Phillip Danault, Brad Mills, Mathieu Brisebois and Jared Nightingale.

-The 3 stars of the game were: 1 – Nathan Longpre (GWG, 3 SOG) 2 – Ryan Hartman (G, A, -1, SOG, 2 PIMs) 3 – Tyler Shattock (G, A, +1, SOG).

-The Rockford scratches were: Viktor Svedberg (injured), Pierre-Marc Bouchard (injured), Brett Skinner, Bobby Shea, Brian Connelly, Philippe Lefebvre and Theo Peckham (healthy).

-The Rockford lines and D pairs were:
Garret Ross – Alex Broadhurst – Brad Mills
Brandon Mashinter – Teuvo Teravainen – Mark McNeill
Terry Broadhurst – Phillip Danault – Ryan Hartman
Pat Mullane – Drew LeBlanc – David Gilbert
Klas Dahlbeck – Stephen Johns
Adam Clendening – Mathieu Brisebois
Wade Brookbank – Jared Nightingale

icehogs-vs-charlotte-checkers-logos1Saturday, April 19 vs. Charlotte — The IceHogs hosted the Charlotte Checkers at the BMO Harris Bank Center for the final game of the 2013-14 season on Saturday. At the 3:34 mark, Ryan Hartman cleaned up a Phillip Danault rebound and gave the IceHogs the early lead. Victor Rask tied the game up with a power play goal for Charlotte at 8:12. With 5:03 left in the period, the IceHogs regained their lead with a power play marker from Brian Connelly. 1:18 later, Ryan Murphy tied the game up for Charlotte with a power play goal.

Teuvo Teravainen broke the tie on the power play at the 5:37 mark of the second period with his second goal of his young North American career. Just over a minute later, Hartman tallied his second goal of the game to give the IceHogs a 4-2 lead; that marker came on the power play as well.

Terry Broadhurst got the IceHogs’ third period started off on the right foot as he scored 50 seconds into the final frame; the tally was Broadhurst’s 16th of the year. Brandon Mashinter and Pat Mullane tallied power play goals just over 3 minutes apart later in the period to give the IceHogs a 7-2 lead. Brody Sutter tallied with just over 7 minutes remaining in the game to make it 7-3, but the IceHogs were able to hang on for the victory.

-Charlotte outshot Rockford 41-37.

Kent Simpson got the call between the pipes for the last game of the season for Rockford.

-The IceHogs were an outstanding 5-for-6 on the power play while the Checkers went 2-for-2 on their man advantages.

-IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman led the team with 7 shots on goal.

-The IceHogs handed out their 2013-14 team awards before the game: MVP– Jeremy Morin; Top Defensemen – Adam Clendening and Klas Dahlbeck; Rookie of the Year – Garret Ross; Unsung Hero – Wade Brookbank; Heavy Hitter – Brandon Mashinter; Most Improved Player – Terry Broadhurst; Leading Scorer – Adam Clendening (59 PTS in 74 GP); Man of the Year – Pat Mullane.

-The 3 stars of the game were: 1 – Ryan Hartman (2 G, +1, 7 SOG) 2 – Kent Simpson (38 saves) 3 – Stephen Johns (2 A, +1, SOG).

-The Rockford scratches were: Viktor Svedberg, Pierre-Marc Bouchard (injured), Adam Clendening, David Gilbert, Wade Brookbank, Theo Peckham and Bobby Shea (healthy).

-The Rockford lines and D pairs were:
Pat Mullane – Teuvo Teravainen – Brad Mills
Brandon Mashinter – Drew LeBlanc – Mark McNeill
Terry Broadhurst – Phillip Danault – Ryan Hartman
Garret Ross – Alex Broadhurst – Philippe Lefebvre
Klas Dahlbeck – Stephen Johns
Brett Skinner – Jared Nightingale
Brian Connelly – Mathieu Brisebois

TRANSACTIONS
Sunday, April 20 – The Blackhawks recalled defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and goaltender Jason LaBarbera from Rockford to be a part of the Black Aces.

Monday, April 21 – The Blackhawks recalled forwards Alex Broadhurst, Terry Broadhurst, Phillip Danault, Ryan Hartman, Drew LeBlanc, Brandon Mashinter, Brad Mills, Mark McNeill and Garret Ross, defensemen Mathieu Brisebois, Adam Clendening and Brian Connelly and goaltender Kent Simpson to be a part of the Black Aces.

FINAL WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS
final standings

UPCOMING GAMES
Saturday, October 11 – IceHogs Home Opener for the 2014-15 season

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