Jacob Nilsson scored 16 seconds into overtime to cap the Rockford IceHogs’ 3-2 comeback win over the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday at AT&T Center.
Rookie Adam Boqvist had two assists, and Tyler Sikura and Dylan Sikura each scored for Rockford (9-7-0-1), which won its third overtime game this season. Matt Tomkins made 21 saves in his first start since Nov. 10 to improve to 3-1 this season.
Ryan Olsen and Derrick Pouliot both scored in the first period for San Antonio (8-6-4-2) to take a 2-0 lead.
Tyler Sikura ended Adam Wilcox’s shutout bid at the 10-minute mark of the third period. Boqvist fired a shot on net then collected the rebound and sent another shot on net, which Tyler Sikura flipped into the net for his team-leading eighth goal and 12th point this season.
With Tomkins pulled for an extra skater, Dylan Sikura sent the game to overtime with a one-timer at the bottom of the left faceoff circle from Matthew Highmore with four seconds remaining in regulation.
Nilsson split two defenders in the neutral zone for a breakaway then scored the game-winner in overtime on his backhand past Wilcox’s glove side.
Boqvist has five assists (four primary) in his past two games. ...Tyler Sikura has scored in two straight games and three of his last four road games. ...Joseph Cramarossa recorded the secondary assist on Sikura’s goal for his first point with the IceHogs. ...Rockford killed off three penalties in the game after allowing three power play goals Saturday against the Texas Stars in Cedar Park, Texas. ...Dennis Gilbert served the second game of his two-game suspension an interference incident against Grand Rapids on Nov. 16.
The IceHogs and Rampage clash again at 7 p.m. Tuesday in San Antonio.