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Rockford Report: Week 2

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks

Friday, Oct. 14: Rockford 3 at Abbotsford 4

-Jeremy Morin scored his first goal of the season in his first game played since Jan. 15
-Kyle Beach tallied a goal for the third straight game
-Brandon Pirri notched his first goal of the season

Sunday, Oct. 16: Rockford 3 at Abbotsford 2
-Jeremy Morin opened the scoring with his second goal in as many games
-Brandon Pirri also had a goal for the second game in a row
-Brandon Segal tallied his second-game winning goal and fourth on the season
-Alec Richards made 31 saves in the win

Bacon Bits:
-Rockford recorded a franchise record low with 13-shots on goal in their 3-2 win at Abbotsford on Sunday.
-Just six different players recorded a shot on goal in the win.
-The previous franchise low was 16, set in the UHL era, while the AHL low mark was 17, set twice (4/6/10 at Houston, 3-1 win and 11/2/07 vs. San Antonio, 2-3 SOL).
-The IceHogs have yet to outshoot an opponent this season and are 3-0-0-0 when they are outshot.
-Alec Richards became the first IceHogs goalie in franchise history to face penalty shots in back-to-back games when Abbotsford was awarded penalty shots on both Friday and Sunday.
-Richards’ last penalty shot came against Alexander Giroux on Dec. 11, 2010. Including this weekend’s two penalty attempts, Richards is perfect on three career opportunities.
-The two penalty shots were just the ninth and tenth penalty shots that the IceHogs have faced in 13 seasons.
-After allowing the first two penalty shots to go in, IceHogs’ goalies have stopped eight straight penalty shot attempts.
-Center Brett McLean has recorded an assist in all four of Rockford’s contests this season.
-Jeremy Morin notched goals in each of his first two games since suffering a concussion on Jan. 15.
-Nine different skaters tallied points in the IceHogs 3-2 win at Abbotsford on Sunday.
-Brandon Segal notched his second game-winning goal of the season on Sunday.
-Rockford has led all four games this season after two periods by one goal and the opponent has tied the game all four times.
-Ben Youds chipped in his first pro point on Sunday with an assist.
-Brian Connelly extended his point streak to three games (5a), posting an assist Friday night and another Sunday. His longest professional career point streak is five games, recorded Nov. 14, 2009 to Nov. 28, 2009.

Prospect Highlight:
Jeremy Morin Left Wing

In his first games returning to the ice after suffering a concussion on Jan. 15, forward Jeremy Morin notched goals in back-to-back games for the IceHogs in Week 2. On just his second shift of the game on Friday, Morin picked up a Chris DiDomenico pass and slipped the puck to the back of the net to give the IceHogs an early advantage. Two days later, Morin opened up the game with his second goal of the season in the IceHogs’ 3-2 win over Abbotsford on Sunday.

A Look Ahead To Week 3:
Friday, Oct. 21: at Chicago 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22: vs. Chicago 7:05 p.m.

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