12-5-12

Rivermen Snap Skid

By WEEK Producer

December 5, 2012 Updated Dec 6, 2012 at 10:45 AM CDT

With the win, the Rivermen improved to 7-10-2-2 (18 points) and have now won nine of their last 11 games played in Grand Rapids.

After a fast-paced, but scoreless, first period, Adam Cracknell scored an unassisted goal at 4:18 in the second period. He found a loose puck in the high slot and snapped one between a defender's legs and over the shoulder of Petr Mrazek for his third of the season.

Just a few minutes later, the two teams traded goals while Peoria was on a power play. Riley Sheahan scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 8:26 to tie up the game for Grand Rapids while Tomas Jurco was in the penalty box for goaltender interference.

Then, 67 seconds later, Jaden Schwartz tapped a goal to cap off a 3-on-1 break with T.J. Hensick and Phil McRae. It was Schwartz's sixth goal of the season and proved to be the game-winner.

Peoria had to kill off the final 1:18 of the third period after a Derek Nesbitt high-sticking penalty but held on for the 2-1 win. The Rivermen were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and finished 1-for-2 on the power play.

Article courtesy Peoria Rivermen