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updated: 11/17/2012 12:07 AM

Wolves salvage a point

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Two third-period goals in 25 seconds allowed the Chicago Wolves to force overtime against the Peoria Rivermen Friday night, but the visitors fell 3-2 in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest at Carver Arena in Peoria.

Right wing Guillaume Desbiens and center Steve Pinizzotto scored for the Wolves (7-4-2-0) to help earn a point in the standings.

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Peoria (4-7-2-1) got scoring started early, when defenseman Mark Cundari fired a shot that left wing Evgeny Grachev redirected over goaltender Eddie Lack's stick at 5:41.

Lack (6-3-0) stopped 27 of 30 shots.

In the third, Desbiens got the Wolves on the board by batting a puck out of the air and into the net at 6:39. Pinizzotto followed up with the equalizer 25 seconds later, swatting one in at 7:04.

Allen (4-7-1) posted 35 saves in regulation and overtime.

In overtime, McRae pocketed his second goal of the night at 4:34 to give Peoria the win.

Chicago hosts the Rivermen at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the AllState Arena.

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