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Report for the Week Ending Jan. 20

Tuesday, 01.22.2013 / 10:26 AM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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Report for the Week Ending Jan. 20

After two losses to Rockford and Texas, the Rivermen scored a season-high six goals in Sunday’s win over Houston.

Jan. 18 – 3-1 L at Rockford
Brandon Pirri scored two goals to lead the IceHogs to a 3-1 victory over the Rivermen on Friday night. Stefan Della Rovere scored his first goal of the season, breaking Carter Hutton’s shutout early in the third period. Martin St. Pierre also scored for Rockford. Jake Allen stopped 26 of 29 shots, while Hutton made 31 saves. The Rivermen went 0-for-5 on the power play.

Jan. 19 – 8-4 L vs. Texas
Peoria jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but allowed eight goals to the Texas Stars in an 8-4 loss Saturday night at Carver Arena. Chris Porter scored a goal in his first game with Peoria this season. Evgeny Grachev, Andrew Murray, and Anthony Nigro also added tallies for the Rivermen. Mike McKenna started the game, but was pulled after allowing six goals on 25 shots. The Stars had four players with multi-point games. Texas also went 3-for-3 on the man advantage.

Jan. 20 – 6-2 W vs. Houston
After falling behind 2-1 to the Houston Aeros, the Rivermen scored five unanswered goals in a 6-2 win on Sunday. Adam Cracknell, Chris Porter, Derek Nesbitt, T.J. Hensick, Brett Sonne, and captain Scott Ford all scored goals for Peoria. Jake Allen made 24 saves. The Rivermen went 2-for-4 on the power play.

Rivermen Notes

  • When leading after two periods this year, the Rivermen are 9-1-1-1. They are also 12-3-2-2 in one-goal contests.
  • Peoria’s two power play goals on Sunday was only the second time they had scored two power play goals in a game all season.
  • In shootouts, Peoria has a record of 5-2. Phil McRae leads the team with a shooting percentage of 66.7% in the shootout.
  • Peoria now has a record of 18-19-2-2.

The Rivermen will host the Chicago Wolves Wednesday at 10:05 a.m. in the third annual Faceoff Field Trip. 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

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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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