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Report for the Week Ending April 7

Tuesday, 04.09.2013 / 9:03 AM
By Ben Bean - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report

The Rivermen dropped both of their contests last week against the division-rival Rockford IceHogs.

Apr. 6 – 5-4 L vs. Rockford
Peoria had a 4-2 lead midway through the second period, but allowed three unanswered goals in a 5-4 loss to the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night at Carver Arena. Derek Nesbitt, Yannick Veilleux, Brett Sonne and Anthony Nigro all scored goals for the Rivermen, while Rostislav Olesz, Brandon Pirri, and Martin St. Pierre each had three-point nights. Mike McKenna faced 37 shots and stopped 32 of them. Rockford outshot Peoria 37-27.

Apr. 7 – 4-1 L vs. Rockford
Yannick Veilleux
scored his second goal in as many games, but that was all the offense Peoria generated in a 4-1 loss to Rockford on Sunday night. Martin St. Pierre scored the game-winning goal for the IceHogs 61 seconds into the third period. Mike McKenna stopped 27 of 30 while Carter Hutton made 20 saves. The Rivermen went 0-for-6 on the power play.

Rivermen Notes

  • The Rivermen are 15-5-4-3 in one-goal games this season.
  • Evgeny Grachev snapped an 11-game pointless streak with an assist in Saturday’s 5-4 loss to Rockford.
  • Jani Hakanpaa has earned three assists in his last three games played.
  • Peoria has an overall record of 31-32-4-3. The Rivermen have six games remaining in the regular season.

The Rivermen will play their final game against Rockford on Wednesday 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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  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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