Jared Coreau perfect in Griffins win

Jared Coreau turned in a shutout as the Griffins beat the Rockford IceHogs 3-0. The Griffins netminder stopped all 30 shots by Rockford.

This was was the 10th shutout of his career.

Birthday boy Louis Marc-Aubry got the scoring started for the Griffins. After a shot by defenseman Dan Renouf from the point was redirected to the corner, Aubry won a puck battle and moved toward the slot. Although Aubry lost his balance and fell forward, he was still able to get a shot off that deflected off of the goaltender Mac  Carruth as well as defenseman Carl Dahlstrom for a Griffins 1-0 advantage.

The scored was 1-0 after the first frame.

The Griffins found themselves on the power play after a Viktor Svedberg roughing penalty with just under 12:00 to go in the second period. Criscuolo was on the door step and deflected a Joe Hicketts drive from high in the slot and tucked it just inside the crossbar for his second professional goal for a 2-0 lead.

Criscuolo nearly had his second goal of the night when the young rookie found himself on a breakaway but could not get the puck past the Rockford goaltender.

The Griffins put the game away when they extended their lead to 3-0. On an odd-man rush, Ben Street delivered a pass to Mitch Callahan who did a 180 degree spin and fed Matt Lorito who beat Carruth on the glove side for his third goal in the last four games.

The Griffins are now 7-4 on the season and will travel to Milwaukee to take on the Admrials this evening. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Three Stars: 1. GR Coreau (30 saves, SO) 2. GR Aubry (goal) 3. GR Criscuolo (goal)

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