Rockford Slips Past Monsters with Late Goal

Scoresheet

Despite tying the game three times over the course of the evening, the Lake Erie Monsters (17-14-0-3) fell short by a 4-3 score on the road to the Rockford IceHogs (17-17-3-2) Friday night. Brett Clark, Matt Hunwick, and Guillaume Desbiens scored for the Monsters in the loss, while Andrew Agozzino and Mark Olver extended their point streaks to five games with assists. The Monsters and IceHogs will be back on the ice for the finale of their four-game season series Saturday night at 8:00 PM in Rockford.

Terry Broadhust, with an assist to his brother Alex Broadhurst, gave Rockford a 1-0 lead with 17 seconds left in the first period, but the Monsters refused to head to the first intermission trailing. Colin Smith sent a puck across the offensive zone in the final seconds of the period, and Brett Clark rifled a shot top-shelf from the top of the right circle to tie the game at 1-1 with 1.2 seconds remaining in the opening frame. Andrew Agozzino also assisted on Clark's second goal of the season. Both goals in the first period came on a four-on-four sequence.

In the second period, the Monsters again bounced back from a Rockford goal. Jeremy Morin scored at 7:43 of the second period, but at 13:42, Mark Olver spotted Matt Hunwick cutting up the left side. Olver found the defenseman with a pass in the left circle, and Hunwick sent a shot top-shelf to beat Rockford goalie Kent Simpson; Hunwick’s seventh goal of the season.

With Rockford on the power play, Drew LeBlanc tipped an Adam Clendening point shot past Sami Aittokallio at 2:04 of the third period to give Rockford a 3-2 lead. Guillaume Desbiens, in his return to the Monsters lineup after missing 12 games, found a loose puck and fired a shot from the right circle to tie the game at 3-3 at 14:23 of the third period. Markus Lauridsen and Mike Sgarbossa, who returned after 25 games missed due to injury, assisted on Desbiens’ third goal of the season.

Rockford scored the eventual game-winner when again, a Clendening point shot was redirected past Aittokallio at 17:37 of the third period. Garrett Ross was responsible for the tipped shot, and Rockford would not surrender their fourth lead of the hockey game.

Aittokallio stopped 28 of 32 and is now 8-7-1 on the season. Simpson is 7-11-0 after stopping 21 of 24 Monsters shots in the Rockford win.

The Monsters and IceHogs play again in Rockford Saturday evening at 8:00 PM Eastern. The game airs live on ESPN 850 WKNR.

NOTES: With an assist, Andrew Agozzino has a five-game point streak; he has three goals and three assists on the streak… Brett Clark’s goal gives him a four-game point streak; he has four points over the streak… The Monsters are 2-2-0-0 in January… The Monsters are 4-4-0-0 against the Midwest Division this season, and are 1-2-0-0 against Rockford on the campaign… The Monsters road record slips to 5-8-0-2 on the season… The Monsters were 0-4 on the power play and 1-2 on the penalty kill.


Search Archive »


  Bookmark and Share

Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
0

Browse by Month »

April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
March 2007
January 2007
December 2006
May 2006