Friday, January 14, 2011

IceHogs Best Texas 3-1 in Illinois

I was unable to watch tonight's game live, so I had to copy in the Stars press release below. Texas could not get it done on offense tonight, not scoring until Colton Sceviour beat Hannu Toivonen for the Stars first goal in the third period. Toivonen defelected 32 of 33 Stars shots and earned the first star of the game. Rockford came back with the game winner just over a minute later. The empty netter sealed the dea despite Texas's 6-on-4 advantage.
The Texas Stars (22-14-2-2, 48 points) were defeated by the Rockford IceHogs (17-16-1-4, 39 points) 3-1 on Friday night at the Rockford Metro Centre. Rockford rookie Jeremy Morin scored 2:47 into the third period and forward Ryan Potulny added an empty-net goal late in the third period to seal the Hogs second straight win over Texas. Rockford goalie Hannu Toivonen (8-7-3) made 29 saves for the win, while Texas goalie Richard Bachman (14-8-2) stopped 30 of 32 Rockford shots in the loss. Texas right wing Colton Sceviour had the lone Stars goal, as the team dropped to 11-7-0-1 on the road this season. Texas will conclude a three-game road swing in Peoria on Saturday at 7:05 PM.

After a scoreless first period, Rockford opened the scoring 2:10 into the second period. Rookie forward Kyle Beach snapped a wrist shot from the right-wing circle, beating Texas goalie Richard Bachman for his eighth goal of the year. Left wing Rob Klinkhammer set up the play for the 1-0 Rockford lead.

In the third period, the Stars crept back into the game at 1:38 of the final frame. Right wing Colton Sceviour scored off a rebound, putting in his eighth goal of the year for the 1-1 score. Forward Greg Rallo and defenseman Maxime Fortunus each had an assist on the Stars goal. The IceHogs moved back in front 49-seconds later after Jeremy Morin scored his eighth goal of the year for a 2-1 Rockford lead. Morin finished off a cross-ice feed from Mathis Olimb to move the Hogs ahead of Texas at 2:47. Ryan Potulny scored his tenth goal of the year, an empty-net tally at 19:25 for the 3-1 final.


Tonight's lines:
Lines were not recorded tonight, as I could not watch the game live.

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Monast, Stephenson, Chupp (scratched)
Blindenbacher (upper body)
McCulloch, Krahn (lower body)

Tonight's attendance was not recorded in the game sheet at time of publishing.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Rockford - January 14 2011

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