Ben Smith has fluctuated through the Chicago Blackhawks’ lines these past few days. He’s been on the wing, centering the second line, back to the third line.
As the lockout drags on, over 100 NHLers are playing in the American Hockey League, upping the pace and the standard of hockey expected to be played during each matchup.
Just like that, the IceHogs and their Blackhawks prospects have erased any concern over their 0-3-0-1 start.
After managing just five goals in a four-game losing streak to start the season, the Rockford IceHogs have now scored 12 goals in their last three games -- all victories.
The IceHogs aren't having any trouble putting shots on goal. Getting them to go in is an entirely different story.