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Rockford Rewind: Richards sets franchise record in Week 7

by Nate Haeni / Chicago Blackhawks

Wed., Nov. 16: Oklahoma City 5 vs. Rockford 4
> Peter LeBlanc tallied twice and added an assist for his first three-point night of the season.
> The IceHogs peppered Yann Danis with 37 shots.
> Brandon Segal registered a goal and an assist in the loss.

Fri., Nov. 18: Rockford 3 at Charlotte 2 (SO)
> The IceHogs went to a shootout for the first time in 2011-12.
> Rostislav Olesz chipped in a goal and an assist in his first game with the IceHogs.
> Brandon Pirri dished out two assists in the win.
> Andrew Shaw fired in his third goal on the campaign.
> Alec Richards turned away 48 shots in regulation and three in the shootout to pick up his fifth win of the season.

Sun., Nov. 20: Rockford 3 at Charlotte 4
> Rostislav Olesz tallied his second multi-point night (1G, 1A) in as many games.
> Brandon Pirri added two assists to give him a team-high five multi-point games in 2011-12.
> Jimmy Hayes and Peter LeBlanc also scored for the IceHogs


Bacon Bits:
> Alec Richards set an IceHogs AHL single-game record with 48 saves on Friday in Charlotte, backstopping Rockford to a 3-2 shootout win. The IceHogs faced 50 shots overall on Friday, a team single-game AHL record.
> Rostislav Olesz had a goal and an assist in each of his first two games with Rockford. Olesz figured in on four of Rockford’s five goals in regulation over the weekend and added a marker in the shootout.
> Rockford’s 4-3 loss on Sunday ended the team’s four-game point streak (3-0-1-0) on the road dating back to Oct. 28 in Peoria.
> Beginning Wednesday, the IceHogs open up a season-high five-game homestand. The IceHogs will play on home ice in 10 of their next 13 contests and are in the midst of a six-game losing streak (0-6-0-0) at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The home losing streak dates back to Oct. 22 when the IceHogs fell to Chicago 4-1 at home.
> Friday’s shootout in Charlotte was Rockford’s first shootout of the season in 15 games. Dating back to Dec. 10, 2010, Rockford has participated in just three shootouts in their last 70 games.
> Center Brandon Pirri has 2G, 5A over his past five games. Pirri now leads Rockford with 15 points, including 5G, 10A.
> Rockford is 1-6-0-0 when they outshoot their opponent this season and 5-1-0-0 when they are outshot. Rockford has recorded 30 or more shots on goal in 12-straight games dating back to Oct. 21, averaging 37.2 shots on goal per game during that stretch. The IceHogs are averaging 3.44 goals per game over their past nine games but have a record of 3-5-1-0 during that time period.


Hot Hog:
In his first two games with the IceHogs after getting reassigned by Chicago, Rostislav Olesz put up two multi-point nights in Week 7. The winger potted a goal and an assist in regulation on Friday night and added a tally in the shootout to help propel the IceHogs to a 3-2 win at Charlotte. On Saturday, Olesz chipped in with another goal and assist in Rockford’s 4-3 loss against the Checkers.

A Look Ahead To Week 8:
Wednesday, Nov. 23 vs. San Antonio, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 25 vs. Peoria, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Oklahoma City, 7:05 p.m.

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