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Backes scores twice on power play as Peoria earns 4-2 victory over Hamilton

Backes had power-play goals in each of the first two periods while Mike Glumac added a man-advantage goal and Cam Keith a third-period shorthanded goal for the Rivermen (4-2-0-1). Peoria finished 3-for-5 on the power play.

Michael Lambert and Maxim Lapierre, with his second goal in as many games, countered for the Bulldogs (1-4-0-0), who went 0-for-8 with the man advantage on the way to their fourth straight loss.

Peoria netminder Marek Schwarz made 31 saves to earn the victory, while Bulldogs goaltender Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots in a losing effort.

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