For Immediate Release: January 15, 2017
CYCLONES DROP CLOSE AFFAIR IN GREENVILLE
Cincinnati Rallies from Early Deficit; Cannot Pull Ahead Late
Greenville, SC- The Cincinnati Cyclones (17-15-4-0) dropped a 3-2 decision to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Sunday afternoon. Forwards Colin Mulvey and Nick Huard tallied the goals for the Cyclones, who fall to a divisional opponent for the second straight game.
After the Swamp Rabbits took a 1-0 lead on a late first-period power play goal from defenseman Desmond Bergin, Greenville pushed their lead to 2-0 8:36 into the second when forward Trevor Gerling found the back of the net.
Cincinnati was not deterred and pulled to within a goal 1:12 later, when Mulvey came streaking down the left side and snapped a wrister that beat Swamp Rabbits netminder MacKenzie Skapski, cutting the Cyclones deficit to 2-1.
The offense continued to roll for the Cyclones, and 3:04 later they managed to pull even when Huard brought the puck over the right wing blueline and hammered a shot past Skapski to tie the game, 2-2, after 40 minutes.
Cincinnati received some quality offensive scoring chances in the third, however an early-period goal from Greenville’s Tommy Thompson put the Swamp Rabbits up for good, as they held on for the 3-2 win.
The Cyclones outshot Greenville, 29-22 on the afternoon, with goaltender Mark Visentin stopping 19 in a losing effort. Cincinnati next takes the ice on Friday night in Ft. Wayne against the Komets, in the first of three games in three days for the Cyclones. Face-off is slated for 8:00pm ET.
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