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McNeill scores winner, IceHogs hand Bulldogs their fourth straight loss, 6-4

Tuesday, 02.04.2014 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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McNeill scores winner, IceHogs hand Bulldogs their fourth straight loss, 6-4

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Brandon Mashinter scored twice, and Mark McNeill had the winning goal along with two assists in the Rockford IceHogs 6-4 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs in American Hockey League action on Tuesday.

Joakim Nordstrom, Alex Broadhurst and Terry Broadhurst also scored for Rockford (22-21-6), which had period leads of 1-0 and 3-1.

McNeill's goal snapped a 4-4 tie.

Mashinter scored a power play goal in the second period to give the IceHogs a 3-1 lead, and he put the game away with an empty netter.

Sven Andrighetto had a goal and three assists for the Bulldogs (20-21-4), who lost their fourth in a row.

Greg Pateryn and Maxime Macenauer got the other Hamilton goals.

Jason LaBarbera made 21 saves for Rockford. Bulldogs goalie Dustin Tokarski finished with 18 saves.

The IceHogs were 1 for 4 on the power play, while Hamilton was 3 for 6.

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