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Report for the Week Ending March 17

Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 2:06 PM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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The Rivermen Report
Report for the Week Ending March 17

The Rivermen ended their six-game road trip with a win against Rockford, and followed it up with a victory over Grand Rapids at home.

Mar. 13 – 2-0 L at Milwaukee
Former St. Louis Blue Brad Winchester scored the game-winning goal to help the Milwaukee Admirals hand the Rivermen a 2-0 loss on Wednesday night. Mattias Ekholm also added a goal for Milwaukee. Mike McKenna stopped 32 of 34 while both teams went 0-for-3 on the power play.

Mar. 16 – 4-0 W at Rockford
T.J. Hensick
scored a pair of goals and Mike McKenna earned his second shutout of the season, as the Rivermen defeated the IceHogs by a score of 4-0 on Friday night. Andrew Murray and Andre Bouvet-Morrissette also added markers for Peoria. Sergey Andronov had three assists. McKenna stopped a total of 37 shots. The Rivermen went 1-for-6 on the man advantage.

Mar. 17 – 3-2 W vs. Grand Rapids
Taylor Chorney
scored the game-winner 30 seconds into overtime to lead Peoria to a 3-2 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Sunday. Mark Cundari and Anthony Nigro scored goals for the Rivermen, while Mike McKenna made 24 saves in his 14th victory of the regular season.

Rivermen Notes

  • In the month of March, Mike McKenna has a record of 3-2, a 1.61 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage.
  • The Rivermen have a record of 14-4-4-3 in one-goal games.
  • When leading after the second period, Peoria is 16-1-1-1.
  • The Rivermen now have a record of 27-28-4-3.

The Rivermen will rematch the Griffins at home on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. 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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