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The Rockford Rewind: IceHogs enter break on seven-game point streak

by Rockford IceHogs / Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday, Jan. 26: IceHogs 3 at Charlotte Checkers 4 (SO):
> Peter LeBlanc helped a Rockford comeback with a pair of goals as Rockford trailed 3-0 in the second period.
> Brandon Pirri tied the game with 1:30 left in regulation.
> Rockford was outscored 3-2 in the shootout.

Friday, Jan. 27: IceHogs 3 at Charlotte Checkers 2:
> Peter LeBlanc tallied two more goals to lead another Rockford comeback after trailing 2-0.
> Dylan Olsen scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period to complete Rockford’s fourth third-period comeback win in January.
> Alec Richards earned the win making 23 saves.

Saturday, Jan. 28: Milwaukee Admirals 1 vs. IceHogs 3:
> Rostislav Olesz, Joe Lavin and Brian Fahey all tallied as Rockford entered the All-Star Break 6-0-0-1 over their past seven games.
> Lavin also chipped in an assist for his second career multi-point game.
> Carter Hutton picked up his seventh win in January, making 27 saves.

Bacon Bits:


> Rockford has picked up points in a season-high seven-straight games (6-0-0-1) dating back to Jan. 16. Rockford finished January 9-3-0-1 after entering the month with 11 wins on the season. The nine wins ties an IceHogs AHL record for most wins in a month, last accomplished in Mar. 2011.
> Seven of the nine wins came in regulation with the other two coming in overtime. Eight of Rockford’s 13 games in January were one-goal games and four were two-goal contests.
> Rockford had eight different players record game-winning goals in January with Brandon Pirri being the only skater with two game-winners.
> Carter Hutton and Alec Richards combined for a .927 save percentage and a 2.20 goals against average in January. Hutton went 7-1-0-1 in January with a 1.86 GAA and a .934 save percentage.
> All-Star center Brandon Pirri is riding a team season-high seven-game point streak dating back to Jan 16, totaling 3G, 5A.
> Winger Rostislav Olesz has points in six-straight games (3G, 5A) and nine out of his last 11 contests (4G, 9A) dating back to Jan. 6.
-Rockford went 4-0-0-1 in January when trailing after the second period. Before January, the IceHogs were 0-16-1-0 when trailing after 40-minutes of hockey.

Prospect Highlight:
Center Peter LeBlanc helped lead a pair of Rockford comebacks during Week 18 in Charlotte against the Midwest Division’s top team. On Thursday, with Rockford trailing 3-0 to the Checkers, LeBlanc scored a pair of goals to pull the IceHogs within one in a game that they would eventually pick up a point in with a 4-3 shootout loss. Then on Friday, with Rockford trailing 2-0 in Charlotte, LeBlanc bagged two more tallies to tie the game and help lead Rockford to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory. LeBlanc garnered first star honors on Friday.

A Look Ahead To Week 19:
Friday, Feb. 3 at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

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