Dylan Sikura had an assist to extend his career-high point streak to eight games to help the Rockford IceHogs (Blackhawks) defeat the Manitoba Moose (Jets) 2-1 on Wednesday at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.
Sikura fired a wrist shot from the point that John Quenneville redirected past Eric Comrie’s glove for the game-winning goal at 4:47 of the third period. Sikura has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) during his current point streak, while Quenneville has a goal in four straight games and five of his past six.
Alexandre Fortin also scored for Rockford (23-25-1-2), which is 3-1-0-0 in its past four games after a six-game winless streak (0-5-0-1). Kevin Lankinen made 28 saves to end his eight-game losing streak (0-7-1) for his first win since Dec. 15 in Toronto.
Seth Griffith sent a centering pass through Joni Tuulola’s legs to the front for C.J. Suess, who tapped it in to put the Moose (22-29-0) up 1-0 with a power-play goal with 40 seconds remaining in the first period.
Fortin tied it 1-1 at 11:32 of the second when he knocked in Gabriel Gagne’s bouncing cross-ice pass. Fortin has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past four games.
Rockford defenseman Lucas Carlsson has five assists during a four-game assist streak. ... Brandon Hagel did not play because he was sick from eating shrimp the night before. The rookie forward, who has a team-high 17 goals, could play Thursday.
Rockford and Manitoba meet again at 7 p.m. Thursday in Winnipeg.