High On The Hog: Piggin’ Out On Home Cookin’

The Rockford IceHogs skated to a 2-1 record this past week, winning back-to-back home tilts this weekend over Midwest Division rivals Chicago and Lake Erie. As Rockford prepares to hit the road again, they now sit behind the red-hot Milwaukee Admirals in the division standings.

With a 4-2-0-1 mark and nine points on the 2014-15 campaign, the IceHogs occupy the fourth spot in the AHL’s Western Conference. Here’s how the past week unfolded for Rockford.

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NHL: Ottawa Senators at Chicago Blackhawks

A Man’s Gotta Eat: Blackhawks 2, Senators 1

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Event Summary

War on Ice

At the end of the season, no one will remember these 2 points and maybe they won’t mean anything but these are the types of games the Hawks have made a habit of capturing through the years without having to take it out of third gear- second game of a back-to-back at home against an inferior opponent.

So let’s not waste any more time.

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Old Main Drag: Senators At Hawks – Preview/Pregame Thread/Goal Line Stand

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Game Time: 6:00 Central
TV/Radio: NHL-N, WGN/WGN 720
Whole Mess of Whippersnappers: Silver Seven Sens

After dropping two one goal games in a row, the Hawks face another team that’s off to a surprising little start. The Sens lost their first game before rattling off 4 wins in a row before losing last night in OT. That’s a damn good start for a team that’s not expected to do very much this season. They’ve had their previous captain and most beloved player in franchise history head south before last season. The guy next in line, Jason Spezza, was moved down to Dallas. Ales Hemsky, a pick up from the Oilers at the deadline, also went down to the Lone Star State. Also gone, Joe Corvo – who seems allergic to playing on a team for consecutive years these days and Matt Kassian who went back to the Wild.

But fear not because the Senators did add plenty to compliment their young team by adding David Legwand. So that’s… something.

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues

I’m Not The Only One: Blues 3, Blackhawks 2

Box Score

Event Summary

War on Ice

Stop me if you heard this one before. The Blackhawks go in to St. Louis for an early season matchup against the Blues, lose a frustrating game, walk out with 0 points, it gets projected for how things will shape out in the playoffs and then no one remembers what happened a week later.

Oh that’s right. This has been an ongoing tradition since Barrett Jackman slowly slid out of a goat’s birth canal.

Whatever. On to the rest.

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