Comeback Ends in Overtime Loss to Milwaukee
The Peoria Rivermen
erased a two-goal deficit to earn a point as the Milwaukee Admirals escaped
with a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday night at Carver Arena. The Rivermen outshot
the Admirals 40-25, and tied the game with just 1:29 left in regulation, only
to see Chris Mueller score the game-winner at 1:00 of overtime for Milwaukee.
opened the scoring at 7:01 of the first period with the first goal of his
professional career. Jani Lajunen's shot rolled over the arm of Jake Allen and
into the crease, MacLellan jammed the puck into an open net.
increased their lead to 2-0 at 9:37 of the second period on Taylor Beck's
seventh of the season. Following a shot from Anthony Bitetto that hit the post,
Beck slipped the puck into the empty net from inside the crease.
Chris Bruton put
the Rivermen on the board at 15:20 with his third goal of the season. Brett Sonne and Anthony Nigro were awarded
assists as Bruton put Sonne's rebound over the outstretched arm of Jeremy
Derek Nesbitt scored
the game-tying goal at 18:31 of the third period on Peoria's sixth and final
power-play opportunity. Following two minor penalties within 1:32 of each
other, T.J. Hensick hit Nesbitt with a cross-ice pass in the right circle who
one-time home his team-leading 15th goal of the season.
One minute into
overtime, during a netfront scramble, Mueller scored the game-winning goal. Mike
Moore and Brad Winchester were awarded the assists in the overtime goal.
The Rivermen were
1-for-6 on the power play while the Admirals were 1-for-4. Peoria is now
4-3-1-0 against Milwaukee this season.
Following the all-star break, the Rivermen will play the
Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena Saturday at 7 p.m. All games can be
heard on CD Country 107.9 FM or online through www.rivermen.net.