Rivs extend point streak to 13 in a row

By WEEK Producer

December 19, 2010 Updated Dec 20, 2010 at 8:25 AM CST

The Rivermen shutout Lake Erie, 4-0, extending their point streak to 13 consecutive games on Sunday.

T.J. Hensick had a goal and an assist and goalie Ben Bishop pitched a shutout as the Rivermen limited Lake Erie to just 14 shots.

Derek Nesbitt got the scoring started when he notched his 8th goal of the season on a power play just 2:46 into the first period.

Hensick followed at 10:23 when he took a pass from Graham Mink and rocketed home a slap shot for a 2-0 lead.

Ryan Reaves and Anthony Nigro added Peoria's other goals. Mink and Mark Cundari each had a pair of assists.

The Rivermen are now 20-7-2-1. They're 13-game point streak is the longest in the AHL this season.