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Report for the Week Ending March 18

Tuesday, 03.20.2012 / 9:21 AM
By Kevin Orris - Peoria Rivermen / The Rivermen Report
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Report for the Week Ending March 18
The Rivermen defeated the Chicago Wolves in a battle for first place in the Midwest division last Wednesday, but dropped to second place after sitting idle last weekend. Peoria is 35-26-2-1 with 73 points and tied for fifth place in the Western Conference with the Abbotsford Heat.

March 14 – W 3-1 @ Chicago
Peoria defeated the Chicago Wolves 4-1 last Wednesday and captured the 2011-12 Illinois Lottery Cup title with the best winning percentage in games between the Rivermen, Wolves and Rockford IceHogs this season. Jonathan Cheechoo registered his 19th goal of the year in the first period before Adam Cracknell and T.J. Hensick scored in the second and third periods, respectively. Jake Allen was named the game’s first star after stopping 38 of 39 shots on goal. Peoria went 0-for-2 on the power play while Chicago finished 0-3.

Rivermen Report

  • T.J. Hensick and Adam Cracknell both scored their 20th markers of the season in last Wednesday’s win. Peoria is now the first team in the league with four 20-goal scorers. Jonathan Cheechoo is one goal away from 20 on the season.
  • Captain Adam Cracknell has tallied goals in five consecutive games.
  • Danny Syvret’s 41 points (7g, 34a) rank fourth among AHL defenseman.
  • Goaltender Jake Allen has won each of his last three starts and allowed just two goals during that stretch. Allen has posted a 1.62 GAA and 0.955 save percentage in March.
Transactions
  • Feb. 12 – T.J. Hensick (C) returned on loan from St. Louis (NHL)
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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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