Cyclones Game Preview: Cincinnati vs. Kalamazoo
CINCINNATI CYCLONES (6-5-2-1) vs. KALAMAZOO WINGS (6-4-1-1)
DATE: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
SITE: U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, Ohio
WEBCAST: CyclonesHockey.com (American One)
Cincinnati Cyclones: Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators
Kalamazoo Wings: New York Islanders
NEXT HOME GAME
Friday, November 19 – vs Kalamazoo, 7:30pm
Silly Band Night - $1 John Morrell Hot Dogs
Today is the fourth-annual Education in Hockey Day presented by the Ohio Lottery. The Cyclones welcome the Kalamazoo Wings to U.S. Bank Arena for the special 10:30am face-off...it’s the first time that these two teams have met in a morning game in Cincinnati. Throughout the morning, students from around the Tri-State will learn Math, Science, Geography, and Physical Education from the Cyclones players themselves. Cincinnati holds a 2-1-0 record on Education in Hockey Day. In late March, the Cyclones will play in Kalamazoo for their “Education” game.
SCOUTING THE WINGS:
Kalamazoo comes in limping after dropping three of its last four contests, although they just demolished Wheeling 5-0 this past Sunday evening. The Wings are tied for 2nd in the North Division, having been outscored 14-8 in their last four games, however they are 3-0-0 against the Cyclones this year....two of those wins coming in the extra session (1 OTL and 1 SOL).
SCORING FIRST IS CRUCIAL:
The Cyclones are unbeaten in regulation play when they net the game’s first goal...posting a 5-0-2 record this season. Conversely, when the opposition scores first, they are just 1-5-1.
ROOKIES MUST LIKE K-ZOO:
First year forward Christiaan Minella netted his first professional goal on 11/3 against Kalamazoo. He is the second rookie this season to light the lamp against their division rival. Sam D’Agostino had a pair of goals on 10/24 against the Wings.
KEEPING 'EM OFF THE BOARD:
Marc Cheverie has been one of the league’s hottest goaltenders of late. Over his last five games, he has earned a 4-0-1 record and a 1.00 goals-against average.
SEASON SERIES (15 Meetings - 13 Remaining)
Oct. 23 Cincinnati 2 at Kalamazoo 3 Final OT
Oct. 24 Cincinnati 3 at Kalamazoo 4 Final SO OT
Nov. 3 Kalamazoo 4 at Cincinnati 3 Final
Nov. 16 Kalamazoo at Cincinnati 10:30 am EST
Nov. 19 Kalamazoo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Jan. 12 Kalamazoo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Jan. 21 Cincinnati at Kalamazoo 7:30 pm EST
Jan. 22 Kalamazoo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Feb. 21 Kalamazoo at Cincinnati 2:05 pm EST
Feb. 23 Kalamazoo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Feb. 26 Cincinnati at Kalamazoo 7:30 pm EST
Mar. 6 Cincinnati at Kalamazoo 4:00 pm EST
Mar. 23 Cincinnati at Kalamazoo 7:00 pm EDT
Mar. 30 Cincinnati at Kalamazoo 10:30 am EDT
Apr. 1 Kalamazoo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EDT