Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen overcame a 2-1 first-period deficit with four unanswered goals to defeat the Macon Mayhem 5-2 at Carver Arena Friday. The victory, Peoria’s 22nd on home ice this season, pushes them to 39-7-9 overall before tomorrow night’s regular-season finale.
Rivermen winger Joe Kalisz wasted no time lighting the lamp, scoring his 11th goal of the season in the first minute of the first period. Kalisz collected a loose puck above the left-winger corner of the Mayhem zone, fired it down the goal line, and banked it in off the leg of Mayhem goaltender Kevin Entmaa 32 seconds after the puck dropped.
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