Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 10/25/14
  It's Louie the Laker's offseason job.  By Jeremy B.   The Griffins engage in another Midwest Division battle tonight, as they host the St. Louis Blues' AHL affiliate the Peoria Rivermen.  The Griffins, who enter play today seventh in the West, have won both of their prior meetings with last-place Peoria this season.  Both victories were recorded at Peoria's Carver Arena last month by a combined score of 9-4.   The Rivermen have allowed the most goals and scored the third-fewest goals in the AHL this season, while the Griffins boast a top-ten offense and top-ten defense.  Peoria has recorded the lowest penalty minutes total in the league with 271; Grand Rapids has been in the box one minute more this season, so there's not much of an advantage there for either side.  Center T.J. Hensick is Peoria's leading point-producer, as he heads into this game with 20 points (15 assists) in 20 games.   For the Griffins, Riley Sheahan (aka Tinky Winky) will look to keep the hot hand; he had two assists in Saturday's victory over Texas.  This would be a good night to get Gustav Nyquist back on track; the Swede is pointless in three and goalless in six.  Tomas Tatar has scored five times in the last five games but Texas held him to a -4 and off the score sheet; look for him to get back on track tonight.   Should be a good one at Van Andel Arena; recap of the game should be ready to go soon after the game's conclusion.  It's recommended you follow me on Twitter @jeremyberen but of course it's not required.  Go Griffs!  
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

AUDIO: Reds skipper Bryan Price drops 77 f-bombs in rant

Monty Williams: Warriors home crowd noise 'out of hand'

LT thinks Philip Rivers won’t play for Chargers in 2015

Report: Kevin Ollie 'seriously considered' for Thunder job

Floyd Mayweather: I'm a better fighter than Muhammad Ali

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Video emerges of Warren Sapp talking about prostitute arrest

Chip Kelly in 2011: Tim Tebow is not our team's QB type

NBA commissioner: Sports gambling is 'good for business'

RG3 'wouldn't be bummed' if Redskins don't pick up option

Adrian Peterson would be the death of the Cowboys

Raptors GM fined $35K for comment about Paul Pierce

Cubs will reportedly call up prospect Addison Russell

Brewers' Scooter Gennett shares photo of nasty shower injury

WATCH: Fan at Pirates game hit by foul ball through netting

Hall of Famer Jim Palmer blasts David Ortiz over ejection

WATCH: President Obama leads 'O-H-I-O' chant

Fred Hoiberg shares video of him walking after heart surgery

DeAndre Jordan geeks out at Batman Exhibit

Philly welcomes Tim Tebow with 'tebowing' pretzel

Marshall Henderson trolls Erin Andrews over Stoll arrest

Steve Ballmer turned Lakers locker room into owner's lounge

Alex Rodriguez: Heir to the Empire

The Tim Tebow lottery ticket

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mayweather: I'm better than Ali

WATCH: Sapp talks prostitute arrest

Jim Palmer blasts David Ortiz

Wayne Taylor Racing No. 10 car wins at Long Beach

Pat Riley takes shot at LeBron?

Philly welcomes Tim Tebow with 'tebowing' pretzel

Stop the Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady debate

Alex Rodriguez: Heir to the Empire

The Tim Tebow lottery ticket

If Tony Parker's not right, it's going to go wrong for Spurs

So the Mets might be contenders

Why Billy Donovan won't go to Oklahoma City

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.