Allen, Rivermen shut out Wolves, 2-0

PEORIA, Ill – Zero is a real number. Not only did the 7832 fans, most of them school kids, learn that today, but Jake Allen and the Peoria Rivermen taught that lesson to the Chicago Wolves as well. Allen shut out the Wolves while Andrew Murray and Brett Sonne added one and one, beating Chicago 2-0.
 
It was Field Trip Day in Peoria, as 7000 kids came to Carver Arena for a 10 AM AHL hockey game. They didn’t go back to school disappointed, either. They were loud and happy all throughout the game.
 
With no score late in the second period, Murray stole the puck on the defensive blue line and skated in on Chicago goaltender Joe Cannata with two of Cannata’s teammates giving chase. Murray’s low shot was initially blocked, but the puck rolled up and over the goalie’s leg pad and into the net to light the lamp at 16:47 of the period, giving the Rivermen a 1-0 lead.
 
In a great display of teamwork at 3:30 of the third period, Anthony Nigro skated out of the slot and wrapped the puck around his man, passing to Sonne, skating into the slot. Sonne’s shot popped the net for a 2-0 lead.
 
Allen earned his second shutout of the season in goal for the Rivermen, stopping all 27 shots he faced.
 
Cannata allowed only two goals, stopping 30 of 32 Peoria shots.
 
Neither team scored during a power play. Peoria had two chances with the man-advantage while Chicago had three.
 
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