Rockford Bests Texas in Close 2-1 Contest

(Credit: Rockford IceHogs)
Texas went down 2-0 and could not recover this evening as they fell to Rockford IceHogs in Illinois tonight by a 2-1 final. Greg Rallo had the game's only goal for Texas. The Illinois native has four points in his last seven games as he's been getting more consistent ice time after the Mark McNeill trade.

The IceHogs opened the scoring on the power play in the first period as Cody Franson beat Mike McKenna. Early in the second, Luc Snuggerud pushed the lead to 2-0 with his fourth of the year. Both tallies were assisted by new addition to the Rockford roster Chris DiDomenico. The Blackhawks acquired DiDomenico from Ottawa in exchange for Ville Pokka two weeks ago.

Texas would get one back but could not come up with the tying tally late in the third. Rookie Collin Delia stopped 38 of 39 Texas shots in the contest to earn the win. Mike McKenna suffered the loss with 27 saves to his name.

The Stars return home to play Chicago on Saturday night.

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Dickinson (call up)
Dowling, McParland, French, Scarlett, O'Brien (scratch)
McKenzie (injured)

Today's attendance was 2,861.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Rockford - February 28 2018