It was an all too familiar scene for the IceHogs in their regular season opener, as the Hogs fought valiantly for three periods and an overtime session before going down in a shootout.
IceHogs goaltender Carter Hutton and Wolves netminder Eddie Lack battled it out for the duration to keep the game scoreless. Hutton made 31 saves in regulation to earn a shutout, but couldn't contain the Wolves in the shootout.
In the shootout, Lack continued his hot streak in net, stopping three of four attempts from the IceHogs as Brandon Pirri was the only Rockford skater to solve the Wolves backstop.
Jordan Schroeder got the Wolves on the board right off the bat, sniping one past Hutton. Lack stuffed Brandon Saad and Hutton responded with a stop against Brett Sterling. Goals from Bill Sweatt and Darren Haydar sealed the win for Chicago as Lack made one last save against Peter LeBlanc to close it out.
Lack received first star of the game honors for his effort after making 25 saves.