Cyclones Game Preview - Cincinnati vs Evansville
CYCLONES GAME PREVIEW
Cincinnati Cyclones (15-13-0-4)
Evansville IceMen (11-19-2-2)
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DATE: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
TIME: 7:30pm ET
SITE: U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH
BROADCAST: Cyclones Radio Network, ECHL.TV
Cincinnati Cyclones: Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators
Evansville IceMen: Ottawa Senators
NEXT HOME GAME (After Tonight)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 - 7:30pm vs. EVANSVILLE
Tonight's Matchup: Tonight the Cyclones open up another big week of North Division bouts as they welcome in the Evansville IceMen to U.S. Bank Arena. The Clones have taken two of the three regular season meetings with their Hoosier State foes, outscoring them by a 12-7 margin. This Wednesday night get-togther will be the first of three between these two clubs over the next six days.
Tonight's Promotion: Wet Wednesday / Adult T-Shirt Night - Fans 21+ can enjoy $1 PBR and Miller High Life. Plus, be one of the first 1,000 adult fans through the gates and you'll take home a limited-edition Cyclones T-Shirt!
Scouting the IceMen: Al Simms’ club has won just three of its last ten games and remain eight points back of Cincinnati coming into the night. Brandon Wong is atop the team in scoring with 27 points (13g, 14a) in 32 games. Kale Kerbashian has also been a dangerous weapon, offensively; through 33 games of work, he’s posted 25 tallies (9g, 16a) despite owning a dismal -16 plus/minus rating. Chris Driedger has been the workhorse for the IceMen between the pipes this season, amassing a 7-15-1-1 record with a 3.54 goals-against average. Recently acquired Scott Greenham has split a pair of games with a 2.52 GAA.
Last Time Out: A 29-save shutout performance from goaltender Joel Martin led the Wings past the Cyclones by a 3-0 final score in front of 2,795 at Wings Stadium.
Shooting Shutdown: Cincinnati has remained extremely solid in the shots-on-goal department. They rank fifth in the ECHL and second in the Eastern Conference by allowing an average of 27.66 shots per game.
Finding Stride in Net: Since returning from Christmas, Cyclones goaltender Sam Brittain has really turned up his play. He’s gone 4-1 in his last five starts and amassed a 2.20 goals-against average in that stretch with a 92.6% save percentage.
Season Series at a Glance (11 games - 8 home, 3 away - 8 remaining):
Cincinnati's 2014-15 Record vs. Evansville: 2-1-0-0
Nov 21 Evansville 0 at Cincinnati 4 Final
Nov 26 Evansville 5 at Cincinnati 3 Final
Dec 29 Evansville 2 at Cincinnati 5 Final
Jan 14 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:30pm EST
Jan 17 Cincinnati at Evansville 8:15pm EST
Jan 19 Cincinnati at Evansville 8:15pm EST
Feb 18 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:30pm EST
Feb 27 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:30pm EST
Feb 28 Cincinnati at Evansville 8:15pm EST
Mar 27 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:30pm EDT
Apr 4 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:30pm EDT