Thomas Heemskerk made 29 saves on the way to his second shutout of the season and Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel scored twice as the Quad City Mallards whitewashed the host St. Charles Chill 5-0 Saturday night.
The Mallards pulled away with four third period goals after Dieude-Fauvel opened the scoring by ripping the puck home from the left wing circle at 6:27 of the second period.
Nick Grasso tipped in the second Mallard goal at 2:19 of the third period. Dieude-Fauvel rifled in his second from the high slot at to stretch the gap to 3-0 at 6:34 of the third. The Mallards would finish off the Chill with two goals in 35 seconds. Gabriel Levesque steered in Gergo Nagy’s centering pass at 14:24 to make it 4-0. At 14:59 Jeff Lee capped off the win by burying a rebound.
Heemskerk was at his busiest in the third as the Mallards broke the game open despite being outshot 12-9 in the final frame.
The Mallards return to action on home ice next Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Brampton Beast. That game is the Mallards’ first Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s. If the Mallards win a Wednesday night home game all in attendance win free tickets for the next Wednesday game. In addition, $2 beer and hot dogs will be available during Wednesday night tilts. After each Wednesday night game, fans can join the Mallards for a postgame party at T.G.I. Friday's next to the iWireless Center.
Tickets for next Wednesday night’s game and all Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.