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Report for the Week Ending Jan. 13

Tuesday, 01.15.2013 / 9:48 AM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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The Rivermen Report
Report for the Week Ending Jan. 13

The Peoria Rivermen defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Milwaukee Admirals twice to complete a weekend sweep.

Jan. 11 - 5-2 W at Milwaukee
The Rivermen scored three third period goals on Friday night to defeat the Milwaukee Admirals 5-2. Sergey Andronov started the scoring in the third frame with a penalty shot goal. Andrew Murray, Evgeny Grachev, Adam Cracknell and Cody Beach added the other goals for Peoria. Mike McKenna stopped 23 of 25 for the victory. The Rivermen outshot the Admirals 39-25, while going 1-for-5 on the power play.

Jan. 12 – 3-2 OTW at Grand Rapids
Peoria scored three unanswered goals to beat the Griffins 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night. Sergey Andronov scored the game-winner for the second consecutive night. Adam Cracknell and Brett Sonne scored the other two goals in the contest. Jake Allen made 31 saves to secure the win. Peoria held Grand Rapids to just one power play goal on eight chances. The Rivermen went 0-for-5.

Jan. 13–3-2 SOW at Milwaukee
Mike McKenna
made 28 saves and Phil McRae scored the shootout winner in Peoria’s 3-2 win over Milwaukee on Sunday. Sergey Andronov also added a shootout goal, while McKenna stopped all four shootout attempts he faced. Derek Nesbitt scored his 13th goal of the season in regulation. Adam Cracknell also added a tally in the third period, and now has goals in three straight games. The Rivermen went 1-for-6 on the man advantage.

Rivermen Notes

  • Mike McKenna has only allowed one shootout goal this season. He has stopped 16 of the 17 shootout attempts he has faced.
  • Derek Nesbitt and Adam Cracknell have earned points in each of their last five contests.
  • T.J. Hensick still leads the team with 32 points (9 goals, 23 assists).
  • Peoria is just 2 for their last 39 on the man-advantage.
  • After their three-game winning streak, the Rivermen now have a record of 17-17-2-2.

The Rivermen will visit the Rockford IceHogs on Friday before returning home for games against Texas and Houston on Saturday and Sunday. 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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