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Report for the Week Ending Feb. 24

Tuesday, 02.26.2013 / 3:19 PM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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Report for the Week Ending Feb. 24

The Rivermen were shutout twice last week but were able to pitch a shutout of their own against the Rampage. Peoria ended their six-game home stand with a record of 3-2-0-1

Feb. 20 – 4-0 L vs. Rockford
The IceHogs opened up the scoring just 48 seconds into the contest and didn’t look back in a 4-0 win over the Rivermen on Wednesday night. Carter Hutton stopped all 35 shots he faced to earn the shutout. Mike McKenna allowed three goals on 23 shots. Peoria went 0-for-6 on the power play.

Feb. 22 – 5-0 W vs. San Antonio
T.J. Hensick
scored twice and Mike McKenna stopped all 34 shots he faced in a 5-0 victory over the San Antonio Rampage on Friday night at Carver Arena. Andrew Murray, Anthony Nigro and Evgeny Grachev also added goals for Peoria, while Jeff Woywitka had three assists. The Rampage outshot the Rivermen, 34-29. Neither team scored on the man-advantage.

Feb. 23 – 3-0 L vs. Chicago
The Wolves scored three goals in a span of 3:38 early in the third period to defeat Peoria, 3-0. Darren Haydar had a three-point night (1 goal, 2 assists), while Matt Climie made 38 saves to shutout the Rivermen for the second time in three games. Jake Allen made stopped 31 of 34 shots in his first start with the Rivermen since his recent NHL stint. Both clubs went 0-for-2 on the power play.

Rivermen Notes

  • After scoring just three goals on 52 shots against Dov Grumet-Morris last Saturday, Peoria was able to score five times on 22 shots against the goaltender in their most recent victory. He was pulled after two periods.
  • At home, Peoria has a record of 13-9-1-3. They are 10-14-3-0 on the road.
  • In one-goal games, the Rivermen have a record of 12-4-4-3.
  • Peoria currently has a record of 23-23-4-3.

The Rivermen will open up March with a game in Rockford 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

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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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