GAME NOTES- 3-5 vs Indy
Vs. Indy Fuel (27-29-2-0, 56PTS)
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 7:35pm ET
Indiana Farmers Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
Overview: The Cyclones have points in six straight games, and have won nine of their last 11 games. Cincinnati is coming off of a 6-2 win over the Quad City Mallards on Friday night, and now sit just one point back of the Ft. Wayne Komets for the Midwest Division lead.
Last Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (30-20-3-3) picked up a 6-2 win over the Quad City Mallards on Friday night. Defenseman Jonathan Diaby, and forwards Seth Ambroz, Colin Mulvey, Joe Wilson, Tommy Mele and Zach Budish scored the goals for the Cyclones, who earn their ninth win in the last 11 games. Goaltender Andy Iles was stellar in net for the Cyclones, stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced to collect the win.
Last Saturday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (29-20-3-3) fell to the Indy Fuel, 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday night, in front of a record crowd of 16,529 at U.S. Bank Arena. Forward Colin Mulvey scored both goals in regulation for the Cyclones, who have points in 10 of the last 12 games. The Cyclones outshot Indy, 33-30, including 15-8 in the third period and overtime.
Last Friday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (29-20-3-2) extended their winning streak to four games, with a 3-0 shutout win over the Tulsa Oilers on Friday night. Forwards Zach Budish, Colin Mulvey, and Andrew Yogan scored the goals for the Cyclones, while goaltender Andy Iles stopped all 27 shots he faced for his second shutout as a Cyclone.
Previewing Indy: The Fuel have dropped the last two games after their 3-2 shootout win over the Cyclones last Saturday, and are coming off of a 2-0 loss at the hands of the Utah Grizzlies on Friday night. They now sit 10 points back of the Cyclones in the Midwest Division. The are led by forward Alex Lavoie, who has accounted for 44 points (13g, 31a) in 58 games this season, followed by recently acquired Mike Seidel (13g, 17a), and Rhett Bly (14g, 14a).
Inside the Series: The Fuel have won the last two games of the series, including a 3-2 shootout decision in front of a sellout crowd at U.S. Bank Arena last Saturday night. Indy holds a 4-2-0-0 edge in the season series, and the two sides are scheduled to meet four more times this season after Saturday. It has been a close series so far this season, with five of the first six games having been decided by two or fewer goals.
Next Game Preview: Cincinnati returns home for a meeting with the Quad City Mallards on Friday night. Cincinnati has won the last two meetings, and holds a 4-2-0-1 record through the first seven games of the season series.
Sharing is Caring: In Friday night’s 6-2 win over the Quad City Mallards, 10 different players recorded points while five enjoyed multi-point efforts. Forward Jack Downing led the way with four assists, while forward Zach Budish netted a goal and a pair of assists. Defenseman Jonathan Diaby and forward Joe Wilson each registered a goal and an assist, while defenseman Brett Wysopal dished out a pair of assists.
Callin’ on Colin: Forward Colin Mulvey is currently riding a three-game goal scoring streak, lighting the lamp four times in that span. Since being acquired in a trade from the South Carolina Stingrays, Mulvey has accounted for four goals and three assists in nine games, with all four goals and two assists coming in his last four contests.
Iles Named ECHL Goaltender of the Month: The ECHL has announced that Cyclones goaltender Andy Iles has been selected as the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month for February. Iles led Cincinnati to an 8-3-0-1 record along with a 2.12 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in 12 games played. A native of Ithaca, NY, Iles allowed three or fewer goals in 11 of his 12 starts in February, and had 10 outings of 25 or more saves. His month was highlighted a 31-save shutout in a 2-0 win over the Evansville IceMen on February 13, and a perfect 27-for-27 performance in last Friday’s 3-0 win over the Tulsa Oilers. Iles has seen tremendous success since being claimed off of waivers in early January, posting 12 wins in his first 18 games with the Cyclones (12-5-0-1) with two shutouts, and a 2.35 goals-against average to go along with a .918 save percentage. Overall, the 24-year-old has appeared in 31 games this season between the Cyclones, Atlanta Gladiators, and Brampton Beast, and has posted an overall record of 15-8-1-1 along with a 2.61 GAA and .909 SV%.
Cyclones’ Record-Setting Night: The Cyclones saw their highest-attended regular season game in team history on Saturday night, as 16,529 fans watched Cincinnati drop a 3-2 shootout thriller to the Indy Fuel. The crowd surpassed the previous regular season record (13,237), set on January 4, 2014, and overall record (13,438), set on May 21, 2010. Saturday marked the first sellout in Cyclones history at U.S. Bank Arena, and the game also stands as the second highest-attended game in ECHL history.
You Guys Again!?: Last night’s 6-2 win over the Quad City Mallards marked the second of six straight games against the Mallards and Indy Fuel, with the Cyclones taking on both squads three times each in that span. The Cyclones have posted a 5-5-0-2 combined record against Quad City and Indy, and will take on each team five times each over the last 17 games of the season.
Late Game Heroics: With three goals in the third period of last night’s 6-2 win over the Quad City Mallards, , the Cyclones lead the ECHL with 69 goals in the third period, and are outscoring their opponents, 69-48, in the final frame, which is tied for the largest margin in the ECHL. Cincinnati’s third period offensive production has especially been showcased in the final 10 minutes of regulation, as the Cyclones are outscoring the opposition, 42-27, in that span.
And Down the Stretch They Come!: Last night’s 6-2 win over Quad City marked the 24th time this season that Cincinnati has won a game when leading after two periods. The Cyclones are 24-1-0-0 when leading heading into the third period, and are a perfect 18-0-0-0 at home when leading through 40 minutes.
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