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The Rockford Rewind: IceHogs drop lone decision in Week 19

by Nate Haeni / Chicago Blackhawks

Friday, Feb. 3: IceHogs 2 at Chicago Wolves 4:
> Peter LeBlanc celebrated his 24th birthday with his 16th goal of the season just 1:26 into the contest.
> Defenseman Ben Youds tallied his third marker of the season on a power play in the third period.
> Carter Hutton was tagged with his first regulation loss in seven games, dating back to Jan. 14 at San Antonio.
Bacon Bits:
> Week 19 featured just one game for Rockford, the IceHogs third and final one-game week in 2011-12.
> Rockford had their season-long seven game point streak (6-0-0-1) come to an end on Friday in Chicago.Carter Hutton had his personal six-game streak without a loss (5-0-0-1) snapped.
> Brandon Pirri had his team season-high seven-game point streak snapped on Friday, dating back to Jan. 16 (3G, 5A).
> Defenseman Brian Fahey chipped in an assist on Friday and now has a point in three-straight games (G, 2A).
> Center Peter LeBlanc registered his 16th goal of the season on Friday and now has five in his last four games. LeBlanc’s 16 tallies are second on the IceHogs, only behind Pirri’s 19 goals.
> Winger Ben Smith has points in 12 of his last 17 contests with Rockford, dating back to Dec. 14 (6G, 8A). Smith’s helper on Friday was his 12th in 26 games this season, matching his rookie assist total, compiled in 63 games last season.
> Rockford has held the Wolves without a power-play goal on 18 straight advantages dating back to Jan. 11.
> The IceHogs held Chicago to just 18 shots on goal on Friday, the team’s second lowest shots-against total this season. They surrendered only 17 shots to the Wolves on Oct. 22 in a 4-1 loss.
> Rockford plays a pair of home games against the Wolves on Friday and Saturday to complete a stretch in which the IceHogs will have faced the Wolves six times in ten games.
> Ben Youds scored his first career power-play goal on Friday. Rockford has power-play goals in three straight games, going 3-16 (18.8%) during that stretch.
> Beginning Wednesday, Rockford will play their next four contests at the BMO Harris Bank Center and seven of their next ten overall running through Feb. 29. Rockford is riding a season-high four-game home winning streak.

Hot Hog:
Rookie defenseman Ben Youds tallied his first career power play goal on Friday in Chicago and led the IceHogs with five shots on goal in the IceHogs 4-2 loss to the Wolves. Youds is now tied for the team lead for goals from the defense with three markers on the season. In 28 games this season, Youds now has 3g-5a-8pts and is even in the plus/minus department.

A Look Ahead To Week 20:
Wednesday, Feb. 8 vs. Lake Erie, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10 vs. Chicago, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11 vs. Chicago, 7:05 p.m.

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