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Collin Delia, Anton Wedin help Rockford IceHogs top Laval Rocket 3-2 in shootout

Rockford finished its three-game Canadian road trip 2-1 and improved to 7-2 in its past nine.

Rockford IceHogs goaltender Collin Delia, right, makes a save on Laval Rocket forward Jake Evans in a 3-2 shootout win Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec.
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The Rockford IceHogs (Blackhawks) rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit, and Anton Wedin scored in the fifth round of the shootout for a 3-2 win against the Laval Rocket (Canadiens) on Tuesday at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec.

After Rockford goaltender Collin Delia made five saves in the shootout, Wedin swung to his right then drifted to the slot and lifted a shot past Keith Kinkaid’s glove for the game winner.

Joseph Cramarossa scored a shorthanded goal, and Dmitry Ospiov scored his first career AHL goal for Rockford (16-10-0-1), which finished its three-game Canadian road trip 2-1 and improved to 7-2 in its past nine games. Delia made 31 saves for his third straight victory.

Charles Hudon scored a power-play goal and Alexandre Alain had a shorthanded goal for Laval (15-12-3-1), which has lost three straight (0-2-0-1). Kinkaid made 20 saves.

Hudon’s wrist shot from the right face-off circle on the power play 1:52 into the game gave Laval a 1-0 lead. His goal ended Rockford’s streak of not allowing a power-play goal at five games (18-for-18).

Josh Brook sent a pass between Cramarossa and Philip Holm to the slot for Alain, who fired a one-timer past Delia to make it 2-0 at 13:02 of the first.

Cramarossa cut the lead to 2-1 at 12:46 of the second period. He broke up a pass in Rockford’s zone then raced in on a breakaway and sent a backhand shot through Kinkaid’s legs for a shorthanded goal.

Osipov’s shot from the point trickled through Kinkaid’s legs to tie it 2-2 at 11:14 of the third period.

Need to know

Rockford went 0-for-6 on the power play, and was 1-for-17 during its road trip. ... John Quenneville extended his point streak to three games with an assist on Osipov’s goal. Quenneville has three goals and two assists during his streak. ...Ben Youds did not record a point for the first time this season. He had four assists in his first three games.

What’s next

The IceHogs start a three-game homestand at 7 p.m. Friday against the Texas Stars.