Jake Allen Turns In Shutout Against San Antonio
Allen stopped all 28 San Antonio shots for his sixth shutout of the year and a
2-0 Peoria win Saturday night at Carver Arena in front of the second biggest
crowd in team history. A total of 9,531 fans were in attendance Saturday to see
Nick Drazenovic’s 17th of the year stand up as the game-winner in a
key divisional matchup.
Rivermen (38-28-2-5) are now sitting in a three-way tie for fourth place in the
West Division with Chicago (37-27-3-6) and Oklahoma City (36-27-2-9) who all
have 83 points.
goal came at 8:07 of the second period and came off his own rebound. After taking a pass from Derek Nesbitt at the
blueline, Drazenovic came bursting between the defense and wristed a shot that
was kicked away by Climie. The rebound came right back to Drazenovic and he buried
it to the right of Climie.
Scatchard iced it with 20 seconds left in the third with an empty net goal from
the red line. It was his seventh of the year from Akim Aliu and Tyson Strachan.
was the sixth shutout of the season for Allen who is now one back of the league
lead in the category. It was the first
shutout for Allen – and the Rivermen – since Jan. 1 against Grand Rapids.
team could convert on the man-advantage as San Antonio finished 0-for-5 and
Peoria 0-for-2. Matt Climie finished with 23 saves in the loss for San
Rivermen are now 3-3-0 against the Rampage this season and will finish off the
season series with a pair of games in San Antonio next weekend.
The Rivermen welcome
the Hamilton Bulldogs to Peoria on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. in the final Sunday home
game of the year. Kids tickets are
available for just $1 and hot dogs, chips and Cokes are available for just $1
from 3-4 p.m. After the game, fans can
skate with their favorite Rivermen players on the ice. Tickets are available through www.rivermen.net or by calling 309-676-1040.