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Report for the Week Ending Feb. 17

Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 1:02 PM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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Report for the Week Ending Feb. 17

The Rivermen picked up five out of a possible six points in games last week, despite missing their number one goaltender.

Feb. 13 – 5-3 W vs. Rockford
Peoria gave up two early third period goals, but were able to score three unanswered goals in the remainder of the third period to defeat Rockford 5-3 on Wednesday night. Chris Porter scored twice in the third period, while T.J. Hensick had a three-point night (1G, 2A). Derek Nesbitt and Chris Bruton also scored goals for Peoria. The Rivermen outshot the IceHogs 43-25.

Feb. 15 – 4-1 W vs. Abbotsford
Chris Porter
, Brett Sonne, Adam Cracknell and Cody Beach all scored goals in Peoria’s 4-1 victory over the Heat Friday night. The Rivermen fired 34 shots on goal, while Abbotsford took 25 shots on Mike McKenna, who made 24 saves. Peoria went 1-for-1 on the man advantage.

Feb. 16 – 3-4 SOL vs. San Antonio
The Rivermen took a season-high 52 shots on goal, but Dov Grumet-Morris made 49 saves, including all four shootout attempts, to hand Peoria a 4-3 shootout loss Saturday in front of 8,034 home fans. Andrew Murray scored his ninth of the season, while Derek Nesbitt scored goals number 17 and 18 in the contest. Cade Fairchild had a pair of assists. Mike McKenna made 25 saves in the loss.

Rivermen Notes

  • With his three goals last week, Derek Nesbitt leads the Rivermen with 18 goals scored. He is second in points with 33 (18G, 15A).
  • The Rivermen now have a record of 22-21-4-3, which puts them in 12th place in the Western Conference.
  • Peoria averages 30.58 shots per game this season. They allow 30.90 shots per contest.
  • Chris Porter has enjoyed success since joining the Rivermen. He has 10 points (7 goals, 3 assists) in just 11 games.

The Rivermen will continue a six-game home stand with a game against Rockford on Wednesday. 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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