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Report for the Week Ending March 10

Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 12:41 PM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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The Rivermen Report
Report for the Week Ending March 10

The Rivermen opened up their six-game road trip with a 1-3-0 record last week.

Mar. 5 – 2-0 L at Lake Erie
Calvin Pickard stopped all 25 Rivermen shots to earn the shutout and David van der Gulik scored the game-winning goal to help Lake Erie defeat Peoria 2-0 on Tuesday night. Brian Sutherby added an insurance marker in the third period. Jake Allen stopped 19 out of 21 in the loss. Both teams combined to go 0-for-7 on the power play.

Mar. 7 – 3-2 W at Lake Erie
The Rivermen went 2-for-6 on the man advantage, snapping an 0-for-25 drought, in a 3-2 win over the Monsters on Thursday night. Trevor Lewis scored his first AHL goal in the third period to give Peoria the game-winning tally. Mark Cundari and Derek Nesbitt also scored goals for the Rivermen. Mike McKenna made 26 saves for the victory.

Mar. 9 – 3-1 L at Hamilton
Peoria took 43 shots on goal, but were only able to beat Hamilton goaltender Robert Mayer once in a 3-1 loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday. Patrick Holland scored twice and Joey Tenute had a three-point night for Hamilton. Mike McKenna stopped 25 shots in a losing effort. The Rivermen went 0-for-5 on the power play.

Mar. 10 – 4-1 L at Toronto
Paul Karpowich
made 26 saves in his AHL debut but the Rivermen lost 4-1 to the Toronto Marlies on Sunday. Derek Nesbitt scored a goal for the third straight contest. Peoria was outshot 30-21 in the game, and they went 0-for-4 on the man advantage.

Rivermen Notes

  • Derek Nesbitt took 25 shots on goal in Peoria’s four games last week. He leads the team with 187 shots on goal, an average of 3.4 shots per game.
  • T.J. Hensick leads the club with 52 points (14G, 38A).
  • Chris Bruton leads the Rivermen with 105 PIM. Mark Cundari is second with 68.
  • Peoria now has a record of 25-27-4-3.

The Rivermen will conclude a six-game road trip next week with contests against Milwaukee on Wednesday and Rockford on Saturday. 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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