After losing the previous four games by one goal each, the Rockford IceHogs couldn't keep up with their division rivals from Chicago as the Wolves skated to a fast start and beat the Hogs, 4-1. It's Rockford's fifth straight loss, alternating defeats in regulation and shootout decisions.
Mark McNeill recorded the lone goal for the IceHogs after the Wolves jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
The Hogs can salvage their weekend with a Saturday matchup against Grand Rapids. The first Rockford goal will initiate the annual Teddy Bear Toss.