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Report for Week Ending Nov. 23

Tuesday, 11.29.2011 / 10:01 AM
By Kevin Orris - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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Report for Week Ending Nov. 23
The Rivermen continued their season-long nine-game road trip last week with three games in three days that featured a combined 22 goals. Peoria is now 10-10-1-1 through 22 games, good for second in the Midwest Division and seventh in the Western Conference.

Nov. 25 – L 7-3 at Rockford
After capturing two separate leads, the Peoria Rivermen allowed four third period goals by the Rockford IceHogs in a 7-3 loss at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Friday night. Phil McRae and Brett Sonne each scored in the first period before Rockford evened the score at two apiece. Defenseman Shaun Heshka scored his first goal for the Rivermen in just four games to recapture the lead halfway through the second period, but the Rockford attack broke open the game with a four-goal third period.

Nov. 26 – L 5-3 at Chicago
For the second straight game, the Peoria Rivermen scored on their first shift but it proved to be their only lead of the night as the Chicago Wolves held off the Rivermen 5-3 at Allstate Arena on Saturday. After falling behind 3-1, the Rivermen cut the Chicago lead to one goal on two occasions but failed to regain the lead. Jake Allen stopped 30 of 34 shots on goal in addition to a penalty shot in the first period. Jay Barriball scored his second and third goals of the season while Phil McRae added his eleventh on the campaign.

Nov. 27 – W 4-0 at Chicago
A strong performance from both the Peoria Rivermen offense and goaltender Ben Bishop guided the way to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Wolves on Sunday. Stopping all 28 shots, Bishop recorded his third shutout of the season while Jonathan Cheechoo picked up his 500th career point in the contest. Barriball picked up his third goal in two games in the contest while Derek Nesbitt, McRae and Cheechoo also scored.

Rivermen Report
  • Although he allowed six goals on Friday, Ben Bishop is 9-6-0 with an impressive 2.26 goals-against average and 0.928 save percentage. He is currently ranked seventh in the league in save percentage and tenth in GAA. Bishop’s three shutouts are tied for the league lead.
  • After adding three more assists last week, T.J. Hensick is tied for the league-lead in points with 28 (6g, 22a). Hensick’s 22 assists rank second behind Hershey’s Keith Aucoin.
  • Although he was promoted to St. Louis two weeks ago, winger Brett Sterling remains tied in second place in AHLgoals with 12.
  • Rookie defenseman Cade Fairchild continues to lead the league with a 16 +/- rating this season.
  • Defenseman Danny Syvret has tallied 15 points (2g, 13a) in 22 games played this year which puts him in third place among defensemen in points scored.
Transactions
The Rivermen have returned to Peoria for practice this week before the final game of their road trip on Friday in Milwaukee.
  • Fri., Dec. 2 @ Milwaukee – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 3 vs. Milwaukee – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 4 vs. Rockford – 5:00 p.m.
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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
 
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B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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