The Rockford IceHogs scored four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 victory in Game 2 over the Manitoba Moose on Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Central Division final series.
Tyler Sikura scored a goal and assisted on Chris DiDomenico’s power-play tally. Carl Dahlstrom also found the back of the net and Andreas Martinsen added an empty-net goal.
Luke Johnson had two assists for Rockford, the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, who improved to 5-0 in the playoffs.
From our Fun Fact Dept:— x - Rockford IceHogs (@goicehogs) May 6, 2018
The #IceHogs are 5-0 this postseason, including 4-0 on the road. Rockford set the franchise record today (AHL & UHL) with 4 straight road wins in the playoffs, and its 5-game win streak is 1 shy of the all-time mark from the 2007 UHL Championship season
The Moose, the Winnipeg Jets’ AHL team, scored first when Brendan Lemieux sent a shot past Rockford goaltender Collin Delia for a 1-0 lead at 16:03.
But the IceHogs and Sikura answered less than two minutes later. Viktor Svedberg sent a slap shot to the net and Sikura buried the rebound to tie it.
Three Moose and a goalie still can't stop @Sikkypedia from scoring pic.twitter.com/shaCfh16Kk— x - Rockford IceHogs (@goicehogs) May 5, 2018
It was all IceHogs after that.
DiDomenico scored on the man advantage just 4:45 into the second frame and Dahlstrom made it 3-1 with less than five minutes to go in the period. Martinsen added an empty-netter with nine seconds left in the game.
Another day, another @goicehogs power-play goal#MBvsRFD pic.twitter.com/TKMUQ0NBzK— AHL (@TheAHL) May 5, 2018
Boom. @CalleDahlstrom puts us up by two! pic.twitter.com/sXS9SRCq7u— x - Rockford IceHogs (@goicehogs) May 5, 2018
Rockford went 1 for 4 on the power play, and killed off three penalties. Delia made 33 saves to improve to 5-0 in the playoffs. He leads all goaltenders in the postseason with a 1.52 goals-against average and is second with a .949 save percentage.
Game 3 is Wednesday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.