Wolves rally past Hawks Rockford club 3-2

ROSEMONT—The Wolves erased an early two-goal deficit with three unanswered goals and held on for a 3-2 victory against the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena Saturday night.Defensemen Mike Siklenka and Jaime Sifers and left wing Nigel Dawes provided the scoring for the Wolves (5-4-1-0), while goaltender Peter Mannino turned aside 22 of 24 shots in his first start of the season.Siklenka put the Wolves on top, 3-2, with a power-play goal – the eventual game-winner – at 10:48 of the third period. Right wing Darren Haydar took a shot, collected his own rebound, carried the puck behind the net and slipped a backhanded pass out to Siklenka in front, where the blueliner rifled it to the far side to put the Wolves ahead for the first time.The IceHogs jumped out to 1-0 lead at 13:01 of the first period. Center Brandon Pirri worked a give-and-go with defenseman Nick Leddy as they drove into the Wolves zone and Pirri finished off the play, depositing a shot past Mannino (1-0-0).Rockford (4-4-0-1) pulled ahead, 2-0, when Leddy banged a shot from the blueline that zipped past Mannino’s glove side, 17:08 into the first frame.Dawes got the Wolves on the board, 13:21 into the second period to make the score 2-1. Dawes and Haydar broke out on a two-on-one and Haydar set Dawes up with a centering pass for a quick flip past IceHogs netminder Alec Richards.The Wolves tied it up, 2-2, with 63 seconds remaining in the second period with a goal from Sifers. Center Jared Ross fired a shot down the slot, which Richards got a piece of but fumbled, and Sifers came crashing in and pushed it over the line before the netminder could regain control of the bouncing puck.Richards (3-2-0) thwarted 26 shots for the IceHogs,the farm club of the Blackhawks.The Wolves embark on a season-high eight game road trip next week, beginning with a visit to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Lake Erie Monsters on Friday at 6:30 p.m.