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Report for the Week Ending Nov. 25

Tuesday, 11.27.2012 / 9:31 AM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report

A dramatic win against the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday helped the Rivermen to their sixth win of the season. Peoria now has a record of 6-9-2-1 after 18 games this season.

Nov. 21 – L 5-4 at Rockford
A back and forth contest that saw five goals in the first period ultimately went Rockford’s (Chicago Blackhawks) way in their 5-4 victory over the Rivermen on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Peoria fell behind 2-0 at the 12-minute mark of the first after they allowed a shorthanded goal. The last 6:43 of the first frame included goals by Philip McRae, Ian Cole and Jaden Schwartz to give the Rivermen the lead. The IceHogs would go on to score three straight goals, two of which were scored by Jeremy Morin on the power play. Sergey Andronov added a goal with 14.3 seconds left in regulation, but it wasn’t enough for Peoria to tie the contest.

Nov. 23 – SOW 5-4 vs. Milwaukee
Ian Cole
tied the game with 40.8 seconds remaining in the third period to force overtime and ultimately make it possible for Peoria’s 5-4 shootout win over the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators). Goals by Jaden Schwartz and Sergey Andronov 26 seconds apart allowed the Rivermen to jump out to an early lead. After the Admirals tied the game, Evgeny Grachev scored his third goal of the season to give Peoria the lead back. Mark Van Guilder and Austin Watson scored goals to give Milwaukee a 4-3 lead. Cole’s third goal of the year tied the affair, and shootout goals by T.J. Hensick and Schwartz led the way for a Rivermen win. Mike McKenna stopped 26 of 30, and all four shootout attempts in his first win of the year.

Nov. 24 – L 4-1 vs. Grand Rapids
Peoria took an early lead, courtesy of Chris Bruton’s first goal of the year, but the Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings) scored the game’s last four goals to earn the victory. Peoria went 0-for-4 on the power play while Grand Rapids went 1-for-2. In his second consecutive start, Mike McKenna allowed three goals while making 40 saves. Tom McCollum stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced for Grand Rapids.

Rivermen Notes

  • Cody Beach has already made an impact in limited appearances. He has a team leading plus/minus rating of plus-7, 5 assists, and 24 penalty minutes
  • Mark Cundari’s three assists on Wednesday night were a career high. In 12 games the Peoria defenseman has put up 8 points (1G, 7A).
  • This season the Rivermen have been outshot in 13 of their 18 games. They average 27.11 shots per game while they allow 33.56.
  • In the month of December, Peoria will be on the road for 10 of their 14 games.

The Rivermen will hit the road on Saturday for a contest against the Chicago Wolves. They host the Texas Stars on Sunday. Games can be heard on CD Country 107.9 FM. For game updates follow @rivsgameday on Twitter.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 1 1 0 0 1
A. Cracknell 1 1 0 1 1
V. Tarasenko 1 1 0 1 1
J. Schwartz 1 1 0 1 1
B. Jackman 1 0 1 0 1
S. Ott 1 0 1 0 1
D. Roy 1 0 1 1 1
M. Lapierre 1 0 1 1 1
D. Backes 1 0 1 -1 1
C. Porter 1 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Miller 1 0 0 .929 1.80

 
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