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Griffins fall, 2-1, to Rivermen

Sheahan scores fifth goal of the season in defeat

Wednesday, 12.5.2012 / 11:55 PM ET / Recap
By Randy Cleves  - Griffins Senior Director of Public Relations
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Griffins fall, 2-1, to Rivermen

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A goaltending duel between Peoria’s Mike McKenna and Grand Rapids’ Petr Mrazek went the way of the veteran on Wednesday night, as the Rivermen broke a three-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Griffins at Van Andel Arena.

McKenna, whose resume boasts 17 NHL appearances and 211 AHL contests, stopped 28 shots to inflict a rare loss on the record of Griffins rookie Mrazek, who made 21 saves but fell to 7-2 this season.

After wrapping up a four-game home stand, the Griffins (11-7-1-1) will travel to the Windy City for an 8:30 p.m. EST matchup on Friday against the Chicago Wolves, before returning home to play two straight and nine of their next 11.

Following a scoreless opening period, Adam Cracknell put the Rivermen (7-10-2-2) ahead 4:18 into the second when he tracked down a loose puck and snapped a shot past Mrazek.

A Peoria power play later in the frame produced a goal for each side, giving the visitors a 2-1 lead entering the final 20 minutes. Riley Sheahan scored an unassisted, shorthanded goal at the 8:26 mark, carrying the puck up ice from his own blue line, maneuvering between the circles and ripping a shot inside the left post. But Jaden Schwartz got it back for the Rivermen 1:07 later, crashing the crease to slip a rebound into a wide-open net.

The Griffins’ best chance to net the equalizer came over the final 1:18 of the third, when Mrazek went to the bench after a high-sticking penalty on Derek Nesbitt to create a 6-on-4 advantage in skaters for the Griffins, but McKenna and the Peoria defense held firm to secure the win.

THREE STARS: 1. PEO Schwartz (game-winning goal); 2. PEO McKenna (W, 28 saves); 3. GR Sheahan (SH goal)

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59