The IceHogs aren't having any trouble putting shots on goal. Getting them to go in is an entirely different story.
Rockford fell to 0-3-0-1 with a 2-1 loss to the Charlotte Checkers Saturday night in their home opener. They fired 36 shots on goal, only one found the back of the net.
Marcus Kruger put the IceHogs on the board first with his second goal of the season at the 14:20 mark of the opening frame. Nick Leddy picked up a secondary assist on the tally. But Charlotte struck once in the second and third periods to escape with a win.
In Rockford's first four games, they've scored just five goals with Jeremy Morin accounting for two of them and Peter LeBlanc the other.
Several of the Blackhawks top prospects are still searching for their first goal of the season including Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, Jimmy Hayes, Brandon Pirri, Philippe Pardis and Ben Smith.
Carter Hutton made 40 saves in a losing effort.
Blackhawks legend Denis Savard dropped the ceremonial puck before the contest.
Bastian Schweinsteiger's time with Manchester United wound down with him being essentially frozen out of the team for an extended period, but he was still happy to see his former teammates win a European trophy on Wednesday.
Man U beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. The win sealed a berth in next year's Champions League for the Red Devils.
Despite the way Schweinsteiger's tenure in England ended, the German midfielder has still said positive things about the club since leaving for the Chicago Fire in March. He tweeted out a good luck message to the team ahead of the final.
Paul Pogba scored in the first half and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the second half to seal United's win and the trophy to end a season that included a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.
Schweinsteiger didn't play in any Premier League matches this season, but his last appearance for the Manchester club was as a subtitute in the Europa League round of 32 at French club Saint-Etienne.
Training with the Fire on Wednesday kept him from watching the whole final, but he said he did watch what he could.
“I’m happy for United," Schweinsteiger said after the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas. "I’m happy for them. They are a good team and I’m happy they can play in Champions League next year.”