The Rivermen spoiled Danny Taylor's shutout bid at 9:02 of the third period when Anthony Peluso beat him with a low wrist shot from the right wing.
The Heat scored once on five opportunities on the power-play, and killed all three Peoria power-plays, including a five-on-three advantage in the first period.
First star Danny Taylor continued his stellar form from 2012, stopping 14 shots on goal in the first period alone. At the post-game press conference, Head Coach Troy G. Ward spoke about Taylor’s performance, “Danny picked up where he left off last spring, which is how he was all camp, and that’s why he got the start.” The Heat were outshot 25-16 in the win, but for the second consecutive season, have won their home opener.
The Heat and the Rivermen play again tomorrow night at 7:00 PM PDT at the AESC. The final two games of the season-series will be played in Peoria on December 31st and February 15th.
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