Late Mistakes Lead to 3-0 Blanking by Peoria
The Griffins suffered a tough loss on home ice, coming out on the wrong side of a defensive battle 3-1. Grand Rapids fired 33 shots at towering Rivermen netminder Jake Allen, but could not get one by him. Goaltender Petr Mrazek matched Allen save for save for the first 50 minutes ending with 29 stops on the night. Late in the third Peoria capitalized on two defensive gaffes by the Griffins in a 2:28 span to break a scoreless game open.