Jake Allen Blanks Heat in 5-0 Win
stopped all 32 shots on goal for his first shutout of the season in a 5-0 win
over the Abbotsford Heat on Sunday afternoon. Phil McRae added three points,
with a goal and two assists, at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre in
front of 2,379.
71 saves on 72 shots over the two-game series in which the Rivermen outscored
9-1. They went 4-0-0 this season against
the Heat. With the win, the Rivermen improved
to 34-26-2-1 for 71 points and sit just one point behind the Charlotte Checkers
for the Midwest Division lead.
Cracknell gave Peoria an early 1-0 lead at 11:19 in the first period shortly
after drawing a penalty. Cracknell went crashing into Danny Taylor as Evgeny
Grachev sent a shot on goal that deflected off Cracknell and into the net. It was Cracknell’s 19th of the
improved the lead to 2-0 when he deflected a Shaun Heshka shot past Taylor at
16:04. Heshka’s shot took off from the right wall before Sonne redirected the puck
as he fell down in the slot.
O’Sullivan extended his point streak to four games since joining Peoria on a
Stefan Della Rovere goal just 56 seconds into the second period. O’Sullivan fed
McRae as he entered the zone before he dished a pass from the right circle to
the far side of the goal as Della Rovere crashed the net and scored his fourth
of the year.
capitalized on its first power play of the game at 5:46 in the third period.
Taylor kicked McRae’s initial shot aside before Heshka sent home the rebound
from the left circle to improve the lead to 4-0.
the scoring at 10:31 after a series of dekes and dangles through the Abbotsford
zone and finished with a backhanded tally.
A total of 11
players tallied points for Peoria in the contest including two assists from
Rivermen return to action on Wednesday to battle the Chicago Wolves at 7 p.m at
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