Jake Allen Shuts Out Griffins 3-0
Adam Cracknell, Tyler
Shattock, and Jaden Schwartz all scored third-period goals, while Jake Allen made
33 saves in Peoria’s 3-0 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins Friday night at Van
Andel Arena. The shutout was Allen's first since March 11 in Abbotsford and the
eighth of his AHL career.
With the win, the
Rivermen have a record of 10-11-2-2 and finished their five-game trip with a
4-1-0 record. Peoria hosts Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.
The first two periods had
no scoring but did feature eight power plays (four for each team).
After 50:59 of scoreless
hockey, Cracknell registered the eventual game-winner. Derek Nesbitt fired a
shot that deflected off of the leg of Cracknell and into the net. The goal was
Cracknell’s fourth of the season while Ian Cole earned the secondary assist on
At the 13:27, Shattock
scored to make it a 2-0 contest. Evgeny Grachev fired a slap shot that produced
a rebound for Shattock, who put the puck into the net for his second goal of
Schwartz scored his ninth
goal of the year into an empty net to finish off the victory for Peoria. The
goal for Schwartz was his fourth of the road trip and he now has points in six
Peoria outshot Grand
Rapids 32-29 while both teams went 0-for-5 on the power play.
Rivermen return home on Saturday for a game against the Milwaukee Admirals at
7:05 p.m. The team will be wearing fan-designed jerseys that will be auctioned
off after the game to benefit the Children's Hospital of Illinois. For tickets or information call
309-676-1040 or visit www.rivermen.net.