Game Preview: Cyclones vs. Jackals - 11/2/10
Cyclones Game Preview: Cincinnati vs. Elmira
Cyclones and Jackals meet for third time this season
CINCINNATI CYCLONES (1-3-1-1) vs. ELMIRA JACKALS (3-1-2-0)
DATE: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
SITE: U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, Ohio
WEBCAST: CyclonesHockey.com (American One)
PROMOTIONS: Big Beer Tuesday - $2 24-ounce Molson and Labatt Blue
Cincinnati Cyclones: Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators
Elmira Jackals: Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks
NEXT HOME GAME
Wednesday, November 3 – vs Kalamazoo, 7:30pm
Wet Wednesday - $1 PBR and Miller High Life
Tonight the Cyclones will battle the Elmira Jackals in their third meeting of the season. The two teams split the season-opening weekend series, Elmira winning 7-3 on October 15 while the ‘Clones took the second game 5-4 in OT...which has been their only win of the season so far.
SCOUTING THE JACKALS:
Elmira comes in leading the Atlantic Division with a 3-1-2-0 record. It’s no surprise they’re having early success...the Jackals have three players who are in the Top 5 in ECHL scoring. Justin Donati is tied for 3rd with 10 points, Michael Dubuc is tied for 4th with 9 points, and Yannick Tifu is tied for 5th with 8 points.
"PIERCE"-ING THE JACKALS:
Cyclones forward Matt Pierce had great success against Elmira in their 2-game series last month. He notched a team-high 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists)...4 of those points coming in the 5-4 Cyclones OT win on October 16.
THE DANGEROUS DUBUC:
The Cyclones have first-hand evidence that Jackals forward Michael Dubuc is an offensive threat. He had a four-goal game in a 7-3 Elmira win over Cincinnati on October 15. His 6 goals and 9 points are each tied for 3rd-most in the ECHL this season.
REYNOLDS' RECORD BREAKER
Coming into tonight’s game, Scott Reynolds has logged 213 games with the Cyclones. He is just 6 games shy of passing Sheldon Gorski for 2nd place on the All-Time Games Played list, who has 218. Barret Ehgoetz is the leader in this department, skating in a record 276 games.
SEASON SERIES (4 Meetings - 2 remaining)
Oct 15 Cincinnati 3 At Elmira 7 Final
Oct 16 Cincinnati 5 At Elmira 4 Final OT
Nov 2 Elmira At Cincinnati 7:30 pm EDT
Nov 27 Cincinnati At Elmira 7:35 pm EST