Cyclones Game Preview: Cincinnati vs. Reading - 11/24/10

Cyclones Game Preview: Cincinnati vs. Reading - 11/24/10

CINCINNATI CYCLONES (7-5-3-1) vs. READING ROYALS (9-6-0-0)
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
TIME: 7:05p.m.
SITE: Sovereign Center - Reading, PA
RADIO: None
WEBCAST: CyclonesHockey.com (American One)

NHL AFFILIATES
Cincinnati Cyclones: Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators
Reading Royals: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins

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TONIGHT'S MATCHUP:
Beginning tonight, the first-place Cyclones will play four games in the span of five nights against three different teams.  First up, Cincinnati battles the Reading Royals in the opener of a two game-set.  Last year, the Cyclones went 2-1-0 against Reading with one of those victories coming at the Sovereign Center.

SCOUTING THE ROYALS:
Reading comes in tonight’s action ranked 2nd in the Atlantic Division with a 9-6-0 record.  They’re playing some of the best hockey of the season during their last 10 games, posting an 8-2-0 mark.  Although they’re just 3-3 at Sovereign Center, they’ve earned a “W” in three of their last four home games.  Matt Caruana leads the Royals in scoring, amassing 12 goals and 7 assists while Ben Gordon ranks second with 15 points (3 goals, 12 assists).
 
COMING ALIVE WHEN 5-ON-5: Through 16 games this season, the Cyclones have outscored their opponents 30-19 when skating 5-on-5.

THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIFE: Cyclones captain Barret Ehgoetz has registered a point in 13 of his 16 games this season.  He has now registered a plus/minus rating of +1 or better in each of his last eight games.
 
MIDWEEK MASTERS: The Cyclones are 1-1 this season in Wednesday games.  Last year, Cincinnati was a staggering 10-1-1 on “Hump Day.”

SEASON SERIES (4 Meetings - 4 Remaining)
Nov. 24 Cincinnati at Reading 7:05 pm EST
Nov. 26 Cincinnati at Reading 7:05 pm EST
Dec. 15 Reading at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Mar. 2 Reading at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST

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