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Last 10: Peoria 6-3-1-0; Milwaukee 7-3-0-0
Season series: Tonight marks the sixth of 12 meetings between the
Peoria Rivermen and Milwaukee Admirals this season. The Rivermen have a 0-5-0-0
record against the Admirals this season and sit 21-32-3-3 all-time since
joining the AHL in 2005-06.
Big story: In each of their five meetings this season, the
Rivermen have failed to produce much offense, scoring a combined six goals.
However, the Rivermen are 5-2-0-0 in the final game of three games in three
days sets this season.
Rivermen: The Rivermen
defeated the Rockford IceHogs in their ninth meeting this season 3-2 last night
at Carver Arena.
Brett Sonne, Cade Fairchild and Phil McRae each scored for
Peoria while Ben Bishop stopped 35 of 37 shots on goal en route to his 14th
win this season. Rockford and
Peoria combined for a total of 102 penalty
minutes including three fights and four misconducts.
Peoria has registered points in six of their last seven games
Admirals: Just as Peoria did on
Friday, Milwaukee played in Grand Rapids last night but lost 3-2.
Stortini and Chris Mueller tallied the Admirals’ goals while Jeremy Smith
stopped 20 of 23 shots on goal. Milwaukee went 0-for-4 on the power play and
killed 3-of-4 in favor of Grand Rapids.
to last night’s loss, Milwaukee won three consecutive contests dating back to
Dec. 18 against Peoria.
Who's hot: McRae
has scored in back-to-back games for Peoria, bringing his total to a team
leading 15 on the season.