Late Storm Surge Comes Up Just Short

Saturday night in Peoria the Storm battled back from down 3-0 but came up short dropping their second straight game to the Peoria Rivermen 3-2.


Peoria scored in the first four minutes of the first and second period.  The goal early in the second made it 3-0 and came on the power-play.  The Rivermen were granted the first five power-play opportunities of the game and ended 1 of 7 with the man advantage.


As has been the case many times this season, it was the power-play that got the Storm on the board and on the right track offensively.  At 14:01 of the second period a shot from the point bounced off of Vladimir Nikiforov and in to the net to make it 3-1.  The goal came on the Storm’s first power-play of the night and Dalton Mills made it a one goal game on the third and final Storm power-play at 14:59 of the third period with a perfectly placed wrist shot over the shoulder of Rivermen netminder Stephen Klein.


Quad City could not find an equalizer to send the game to OT and dropped their seventh one-goal game of the season.  Eric Levine played well in net for the Storm making 40 saves on 43 shots.


The Storm are back in action Saturday night in Knoxville for their first ever meeting with the Ice Bears.  Listen LIVE on your home for Quad City Storm hockey, 107.7 FM Vintage Radio!

Brian Rothenberger