03/21/2009 9:41 PM
From: Patrick Armstrong, Director of Communications
Scott Henninger, Communications Manager
March 21, 2009
AEROS DEFEAT PEORIA 2-1 ON JERSEY’S OFF THEIR BACKS NIGHT
Houston tied the contest at one apiece at 4:17 in the second frame when Matt Beaudoin netted his 10th goal of the season. Corey Locke sent the puck across the crease at an angle from behind the goal line and Beaudoin slapped the puck through traffic into the back of the net. Clayton Stoner earned the second assist on the even-strength goal. Shots were even in the second period at eight shots each, with the Aeros’ lone goal tying the contest before heading to the final 20 minutes of play.
The score remained tied until 9:31 in the final period when Jason Ryznar stuffed the puck into the net after a scrum in front of the Rivermen crease. John Lammers and Matt Kassian each assisted on the marker. A late penalty against the Aeros put Peoria on a power play for the remaining 1:07 of the contest. The Rivermen pulled Legace in favor of an extra attacker giving the club a 6-on-4 advantage but the added pressure wasn’t enough to tie the contest and force overtime.
Locke’s assist on Beaudoin’s second period goal extended his point streak to eight games and is the longest streak of his career. Since the streak started on March 1st in Milwaukee, Locke has recorded nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) including a two-point outing this past Sunday.
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