Cyclones Game Preview: Cincinnati vs. Toledo - 12/5/10
CINCINNATI CYCLONES (8-8-5-1) vs. TOLEDO WALLEYE (8-11-1-1)
DATE: Sunday, December 5, 2010
SITE: Huntington Center - Toledo, Ohio
WEBCAST: CyclonesHockey.com (American One)
Cincinnati Cyclones: Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators
Toledo Walleye: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks
NEXT HOME GAME
Tuesday, December 7 – vs Bakersfield, 7:30pm
Big Beer Tuesday - $2 24-ounce Molson and Labatt Blue
TONIGHT'S MATCHUP: After wrapping up a two-game home series with the Florida Everblades last night, the Cyclones head back up I-75 to face the Toledo Walleye in a Sunday matinee from the Huntington Center. The ‘Clones are 3-1-0 against Toledo this season, two of those wins coming at the Walleye’s home rink.
SCOUTING THE WALLEYE: Nick Vitucci’s club finds itself in the basement of the North Division standings with an 8-11-1-1 mark. The Walleye have scored the third-fewest goals in all of the ECHL - putting just 53 pucks in the net this season. Peter Leblanc leads Toledo in scoring with 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists) while Zach Torquato ranks second with 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists). Both of those players each have a pair of points (2 assists each) against the Cyclones this season.
LATE BLOOMERS: The Cyclones have found their best success in the 3rd period of games this season. They have outscored their opponents 15-6 in the last 10 minutes of regulation. They and their opponents have each scored 21 goals in the final stanza.
RACKING UP THE POINTS: Mathieu Aubin has notched a point in six of his last seven games. He had a career-long 9-game point scoring streak earlier this year and has put his name on the scoresheet in 17 of his 22 games played this season.
SEASON SERIES (15 Meetings - 11 Remaining)
Oct. 29 Cincinnati 2 at Toledo 3 Final
Nov. 10 Toledo 1 at Cincinnati 2 Final OT
Nov. 12 Cincinnati 2 at Toledo 0 Final
Nov. 14 Cincinnati 2 at Toledo 1 Final
Dec. 5 Cincinnati at Toledo 4:00 pm EST
Dec. 10 Toledo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Dec. 28 Toledo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Jan. 1 Cincinnati at Toledo 7:00 pm EST
Jan. 23 Cincinnati at Toledo 4:00 pm EST
Feb. 16 Toledo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Feb. 18 Toledo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Mar. 5 Toledo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EST
Mar. 25 Toledo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EDT
Mar. 26 Toledo at Cincinnati 7:30 pm EDT
Mar. 27 Cincinnati at Toledo 4:00 pm EDT