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Report for the Week Ending March 31

Tuesday, 04.02.2013 / 11:49 AM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report

The Rivermen continued their five-game home stand last weekend with a loss to Oklahoma City and a win versus Lake Erie.

Mar. 29 – 4-2 L vs. Oklahoma City
The Rivermen battled back from a 3-0 deficit, but came up short in a 4-2 loss to the Barons on Friday night at Carver Arena. Tyler Shattock and T.J. Hensick scored third period goals for Peoria, but Brandon Davidson added an empty net goal to spoil the comeback. Brian Elliott made 26 saves in his first start for the Rivermen while Yann Danis stopped 25 of 27. Peoria went 0-for-5 on the power play.

Mar. 30 – 2-0 W vs. Lake Erie
Derek Nesbitt score the game-winning goal and Brian Elliott earned a shutout in Peoria’s 2-0 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters Saturday night in front of 7,660 fans at Carver Arena. Andrew Murray also scored for the Rivermen. Elliott stopped all 27 shots he faced in his first shutout since March 27,2012 with the Blues. Both teams combined to go 0-for-5 on the man advantage.

Rivermen Notes

  • T.J. Hensick is tied for the league lead in points with 62 (17 goals, 45 assists). He is also four assists away from tying the Rivermen record for most assists in a season. Hensick broke that record himself last season.
  • Derek Nesbitt is currently third in the AHL in shots on goal with 219. His 25 goals tie him for ninth in the league.
  • Peoria has won six of its last eight games to pull within five points of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.
  • The Rivermen now have a record of 31-30-4-3.

The Rivermen conclude a five-game home stand Saturday against Rockford 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 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 1 1 0 0 1
A. Cracknell 1 1 0 1 1
V. Tarasenko 1 1 0 1 1
J. Schwartz 1 1 0 1 1
B. Jackman 1 0 1 0 1
S. Ott 1 0 1 0 1
D. Roy 1 0 1 1 1
M. Lapierre 1 0 1 1 1
D. Backes 1 0 1 -1 1
C. Porter 1 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Miller 1 0 0 .929 1.80

 
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