Cyclones Game Preview: Cincinnati vs. Toledo - December 10, 2010
CINCINNATI CYCLONES (10-8-5-1) vs. TOLEDO WALLEYE (8-12-1-1)
DATE: Friday, December 10, 2010
SITE: U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH
RADIO: MAX-FM (99.5 FM)
WEBCAST: CyclonesHockey.com (American One)
Cincinnati Cyclones: Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators
Toledo Walleye: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks
NEXT HOME GAME
Wednesday, December 15– vs Reading, 7:30pm
Wet Wednesday - $1 PBR and Miller High Life
TONIGHT'S MATCHUP: Coming off of their most lopsided win of the season on Tuesday against Bakersfield, the Cyclones continue their December homestand tonight against the Toledo Walleye in the sixth of fifteen meetings this season. Cincinnati has won four straight games against Nick Vitucci’s club and could mount a 10-point lead over Toledo in the North Division standings with a “W” tonight.
TONIGHT'S PROMOTION: Santa Bobblehead Night - The first 2,500 fans receive a Cyclones Santa Bobblehead courtesy of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. $1 City BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
SCOUTING THE WALLEYE: Toledo sits in the basement of the North Division with an 8-12-1-1 record and have dropped six of their last ten games. Cincinnati is 4-1 this season against the Walleye, with all but one of those games being decided by a single goal. With Peter LeBlanc having been recalled to Rockford, Zach Torquato is now the Walleye leader in points - registering 17 of them this season.
DIVISIONAL SUCCESS: Cincinnati has found success against their division foes through the first third of the season. So far, they are 6-3-2-1 against teams from the “North.”
THE SHOOTING GALLERY: Cyclones goaltender Marc Cheverie picked up his league-best third shutout of the season on Tuesday against Bakersfield. He now ranks second in the ECHL with 9 wins while his 475 saves are second most among all ECHL goaltenders this season. Only Ontario’s Kellen Briggs and Victoria’s David Shantz have more stops this year.
ANOTHER RUNG UP THE LADDER: Scott Reynolds continues his climb up the franchise scoring ladder. With his assist on Tuesday night, Reynolds has tied David Desharnais for fourth-most all-time in assists with 76. He is also the fourth best point-getter in franchise history, tallying 128.
SEASON SERIES (15 Meeting - 10 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 3 at Toledo 2 Final
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