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Rockford Rewind: Pirri extends point streak

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks

Sunday, Nov. 6: Charlotte 4 vs. Rockford 2

-Jimmy Hayes scored his first pro goal in Rockford’s loss
-Brandon Pirri’s goal extended his point streak to four-straight games
-Rockford loss was their fourth straight on home ice

Bacon Bits:
-Rockford played their first of two one-game weeks in 2011-12 during Week 5
-The IceHogs have just one game slated for Week 18
-Rockford has dropped four-straight home games and hasn’t won at the BMO Harris Bank Center since opening night on Oct. 8
-The IceHogs have allowed 23 goals over their past five games (4.6 goals per game)
-During that stretch, Rockford has scored 13 goals and the team has a record of 1-4-0-0
-Center Brandon Pirri has points in four-straight games, matching an IceHogs season-high and totaling 1g-4a during his hot stretch
-Ben Smith has points in three of his last four games, totaling 2g-2a
-Beginning Wednesday, Rockford will play mid-week games on Wednesday five of the next seven weeks through Dec. 21
-Defenseman Brian Connelly leads all IceHogs skaters and AHL d-men with 40 shots on goal
-Rockford’s penalty kill has allowed seven power-play goals on 24 short-handed situations over their past four games, a penalty kill rate of 70.8%
-Through 10 games, Rockford has combined to score 15 goals in the second (seven) and third (eight) periods this season
-Rockford has allowed 15 third period goals in 2011-12

Prospect Highlight:
Brandon Pirri Center
Rockford’s second-year center Brandon Pirri tallied a goal on Sunday to extend his point streak to four-straight games, matching an IceHogs season high. During his streak, Pirri has a goal and four assists. On the season, the pivot man has 3g-5a-8pts, tied for second most on the IceHogs.

A Look Ahead To Week 3:
Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Grand Rapids, 11:00 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 11 at Peoria, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Peoria, 7:05 p.m.

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