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Report for the Week Ending Jan. 6

Tuesday, 01.08.2013 / 11:46 AM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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Report for the Week Ending Jan. 6

The Peoria Rivermen dropped all three contests they played last weekend, losing to the San Antonio Rampage twice and the Texas Stars once, all on the road.

Jan. 4 - 3-0 L at San Antonio
Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves in San Antonio’s 3-0 blanking of the Rivermen on Friday night at the AT&T Center. Mike McKenna made 19 saves on 22 shots in the losing effort. Peoria went 0-for-3 on the power play, but did not allow the Rampage to score on seven man-advantage opportunities.

Jan. 5 - 5-2 L at Texas
Third period goals by Brent Regner and Adam Cracknell cut the Stars’ lead in half in the third period, but it was not enough Saturday night in a 5-2 loss to the Texas Stars. Texas scored four goals in the first two periods of the contest. Cracknell scored at the 3:43 mark from T.J. Hensick and Derek Nesbitt to make the score 4-1. Regner’s goal at 11:08 of the third came shorthanded. The Rivermen outshot the Stars 38-35 on the night.

Jan. 6 – 5-2 L at San Antonio
The Rivermen and the Rampage traded two goals each in the opening two frames, but San Antonio scored three unanswered goals in the third period to hand Peoria a 5-2 loss Sunday afternoon. Derek Nesbitt and Phil McRae scored goals for the Rivermen. Jake Allen stopped 24 of 28 in the loss. Peoria went 0-for-5 on the man advantage.

Rivermen Notes

  • T.J. Hensick’s assist on Sunday gave him his 300th AHL point. It was Hensick’s 280th game played.
  • Chris Bruton leads the team currently in PIM with 55. Anthony Peluso is second with 54.
  • Mike McKenna has a .918 save percentage in 12 games played while Jake Allen has a .900 save percentage in 24 contests.
  • Jaden Schwartz and Ian Cole were healthy scratches for Sunday’s game after the announcement of a tentative agreement on a new CBA.
  • Peoria has now lost six straight games on the road. They have a record of 14-17-2-2.

The Rivermen will play three games next weekend, starting with a contest at home against the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday.Games can be heard on CD Country 107.9 FM. For game updates follow @rivsgameday on Twitter.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  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

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 68 33 29 17 62
T. Oshie 79 21 39 19 60
D. Backes 74 27 30 14 57
J. Schwartz 80 25 31 28 56
A. Pietrangelo 81 8 43 20 51
K. Shattenkirk 81 10 35 1 45
V. Tarasenko 64 21 22 20 43
D. Roy 75 9 28 -1 37
J. Bouwmeester 82 4 33 26 37
V. Sobotka 61 9 24 14 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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