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This is the 21st game of the year for the Flames, the 17th game of the year for the Rivermen, and AHL game #272 on the season. The Flames come into the game on a roll, winning four straight games and seven of their last eight; putting the team over .500 for the first time since the first game of the year. This is the fourth game in five nights for the Flames. The Flames and Rivermen have met twice, once each in Peoria and Quad City. The Rivermen have won both of them, the first in regulation, the second in a shootout. Peoria is the AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues.
Scouting Quad City:
Record: 8-8-1-2, Tied for fourth place in the Western division
Leading scorers: Leading scorers: Points - Grant Stevenson: 7-7-14. PIM - Brandon Prust: 60. Goaltending - Brent Krahn, GAA: 2.00, Save%: .925
Last time out: The Flames made their first trip ever to Rockford, Illinois to take on the Icehogs. The first period saw fives goals and a fight. Quad City held on to bring a 5-3 victory back to Moline.
Around the corner: The Flames get a brief rest of two days before they have to get back on the bus. Quad City will be going to Chicago on Tuesday to take on the division leading Wolves. After another couple of days off, Quad City Milwaukee and Manitoba next weekend.
Notable roster news: Quad City called up
Jason Krischuk from ECHL Las Vegas before tonight's game. Krischuk was an ECHL all-star last year as a rookie with the Wranglers. Eric Nystrom, Dustin Boyd, and Curtis McElhinney remain on call-up with Calgary.
Record: 7-7-0-2, eighth and last place in the Western division
Leading scorers: Points - Charles Linglet: 3-11-14. PIM - Hans Benson: 54. Goaltending - Marek Schwarz, GAA: 2.44, Save%: .894.
Last time out: Peoria hosted the streaking Chicago Wolves last night, and gave them a thumping. The Rivermen jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back, winning by a total of 7-3.
Next match up: The Flames and Rivermen won't have to wait long to settle any business that may arise tonight. Quad City will be in Peoria for back to back games in two weeks, Friday and Saturday December 7th and 8th.
Notable roster news: Peoria recently called up both goaltender Chris Beckford-Tsue and defenseman Ryan Glenn from ECHL Alaska.
Randon fact associated with tonight's game: Jason Krischuk may be playing in his first AHL game tonight, but he has something in common with most of the other Flames players. Krischuk has played five seasons in Omaha, previously the home of the Quad City Flames. He played two seasons for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL, and then another three seasons for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.