ROCKFORD, Ill. – Matt Pettinger scored goals 42 seconds apart in the third as the Manitoba Moose fought off the Rockford IceHogs 2-1 in American Hockey League play Wednesday.
With Rockford’s Brian Bickell serving a double minor for high-sticking, Pettinger tied the game 1-1 at 8:01 of the final period, wristing a shot past IceHogs netminder Alec Richards.
The Moose took the lead at 8:43 when Pettinger beat Richards with a shot glove side.
Manitoba’s Dan Sexton assisted on both goals.
After a scoreless first, Kyle Greentree gave Rockford (9-11-3) a 1-0 lead at 13:42 of the second period.
Cory Schneider made 36 saves to pick up the win for the Moose (12-9-3).
Richards stopped 19 shots in defeat.