Wikinews Shorts: April 2, 2012
A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, April 2, 2012.
Rockford IceHogs split a pair with San Antonio and Milwaukee 
Theof the lost to the in a 4–3 at home on Saturday after finishing regular time 3–3. It was the team's third straight shootout. Rostislav Olesz, Brandon Pirri, and again Olesz scored for Rockford in regular time, and Bracken Kearns, Michal Repik, and Jon Matsumoto scored for San Antonio. In the shootout, Terry Broadhurst scored Rockford's only goal, while Mark Cullen and James Wright scored for San Antonio. IceHog made his team debut. Danault was the first round pick in 2011. He spent most of the season playing for the 's Victoriaville Tigres.
In last night's game at thein , Rockford won 2–1 in shootout win after ending regular time with a score of tied at one in a game similar the previous night's. Scoring shootout goals for Rockford were Broadhurst and Pirri. Scoring for Milwaukee was Blum.
- Reed Schreck. "IceHogs fall short in 4-3 shootout loss to Admirals" — , April 1, 2012
- "Rockford IceHogs 2 (SO) at Milwaukee Admirals 1 - Status: Final SO" — , April 1, 2012
- "AHL Game #1039, San Antonio 4 at Rockford 3" — , March 31, 2012
- Amy Spivey. "HOGS FALL 4-3 IN THIRD STRAIGHT SHOOTOUT" — , March 31, 2012
Chicago Blackhawks clinch playoff berth before losing final home game 
Saturday night, the NHL clinched a Stanley Cup playoffs spot with a 5–4 victory over the at 's , before losing to the 5–4 in an overtime shootout in their final regular season home game. Regular time during last night's penalty-filled game ended 4–4.
- Brian Hamilton. "Blackhawks go down fighting, earn point" — , April 1, 2012
- Chris Kuc. "Hawks clinch playoffs with 5-4 victory" — , March 31, 2012