Nashville tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Peoria held on for a 2-1 victory.
Peoria was led by goalie Ross Lipic, who finished with 34 saves while allowing one goal. The solid play of Lipic will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.68.
Nashville\’s power play was ineffective against Peoria\’s penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
Peoria put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Nashville to score on any of its eight power plays. Peoria could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Peoria puts an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game.
Nashville excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. Nashville did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Nashville averages 3.3 goals per game. Nashville forced Peoria goalie Lipic to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots.
Peoria incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Nicholas Ottenbacher made 25 saves for Nashville on 27 shots. Nashville incurred 24 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.