Moline, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored a pair of goals in the first period, held the Quad City Storm to nine shots on goal through the first 40 minutes, and coasted to a 3-1 victory at the TaxSlayer Center Friday night. The win, Peoria’s first since March 3, improves the Rivermen to 36-7-8 on the year before tomorrow night’s season series finale with the Storm at Carver Arena.
The Rivermen opened the scoring with a pair of goals just moments apart late in the first period. With Quad City on the power-play courtesy of a tripping minor against Pijus Rulevicius, Rivermen center Justin Greenberg intercepted a Quad City pass on the high left wing of the Peoria zone, sped down the ice, and finished a breakaway past Storm goaltender Ryan Mulder for a 1-0 lead at 16:27 of the period. Peoria doubled their lead 57 seconds later when Rivermen derfenseman Ben Oskroba’s drive from the high slot rang in off the Quad City crossbar for 2-0.
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