Rivermen Win Third Straight In 2-0 Victory
Bishop stopped all 26 shots on Saturday while T.J. Hensick and Jonathan
Cheechoo each recorded two points in a 2-0, Peoria Rivermen win over the
Toronto Marlies at Carver Arena. The
shutout is Bishop’s league-leading fourth of the year and helped Peoria improve
to 14-14-1-1 on the season.
a scoreless opening frame, Peoria grabbed the first lead of the game at 8:07 of
the second courtesy of Cheechoo’s 10th of the year. From the bottom
of the left circle, Hensick fed the puck into the crease seconds after a
Toronto power play expired. Marlies goaltender Jussi Rynnas made an initial
save, but the rebound came right to Cheechoo who found the back of the net.
Hensick and Derek Nesbitt were credited with the assists.
and Rynnas each made crucial saves on a number of breakaway opportunities to
keep the game close and Peoria held onto its one-goal lead under late in the
just 30 seconds to play, Hensick sealed the game with an empty netter for the
final tally and his 10th of the season. At the 19:30 mark, Cheechoo
intercepted a pass at the red line and immediately found Hensick, who turned
and found the empty net.
finished the game 0-for-5 on the power play, but a perfect 4-for-4 on the
Rivermen play their third straight game on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. against the
Milwaukee Admirals. The game can be heard in Peoria on CD Country 107.9 or by