May 6, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - Cincinnati Cyclones
THIS PAST WEEK:
About Game 2 in Reading: Alex Berry was in the right place at the right time and buried his second goal of the postseason to lift the Royals to a 3-2 overtime win over the Cyclones in front of 2,839 at Sovereign Center. Mathieu Aubin scored both of Cincinnati's goals in a losing effort.
About Game 1 in Reading: Rookie Bobby Shea's first career playoff goal was the game winner at the 9:37 mark of double overtime, lifting the Royals to a 5-4 win over the Cyclones in front of 2,659 at Sovereign Center. The victory gave Reading a 1-0 series lead. The 54 shots on goal by Cincinnati set a club record.
SHOTS FROM THE POINT:
Home Sweet Home: After back-to-back overtime defeats in Reading this past weekend, the Cyclones will return to the friendly confines of U.S. Bank Arena for three games over the next six days. On Wednesday night, the Cyclones will host Game 3 featuring $1 beers. Then, on Friday, fans can enjoy $3 Summer Shandy during Game 4 of the series. The Clones will close out the homestand on Saturday with Game 5 on Saturday night where fans ages 2-12 will receive a FREE meal courtesy of John Morrell.
A Record Approaches: With a two-goal night in Game 2 on Sunday, Cincinnati captain Mathieu Aubin pulled to within three points of the club's all-time scoring leader. His 48 tallies now rank two back of current leader Barrett Ehgoetz. And with both of his Sunday goals coming on the power play, Aubin tied alumnus Matt Syroczynski for 11 such markers - the club's all time high.
Pacan's Prowess: Cyclones forward David Pacan has been a steady force on offense this postseason. He leads the team and ranks third in the ECHL with 16 points (9 goals, 7 assists). He has notched tallies in five of his last six games and in all but four games this playoff year.
Who Wants Some Shots: The Clones have been ramping up their shots on goal numbers in this series. Through two games, they have outshot the Royals 100-73. Their 54 shots in Game 1 set a club record. Cincy has led in nine of their 14 games in this category.
Wednesday, May 8 WET WEDNESDAY - 7:30pm Fans 21+ can enjoy $1 PBR and Miller High Life!
Friday, May 10 $3 SUMMER SHANDY BEERS - 7:30pm Put Your Summer On Ice!! Fans 21+ can enjoy $3 Summer Shandy!
Saturday, May 11 KIDS EAT FREE - 7:30pm (IF NECESSARY) All fans ages 2-12 will receive a FREE meal courtesy of John Morrell!
For tickets to all games this season, log onto CyclonesHockey.com, call 513.421.PUCK (7825) or visit the U.S. Bank Arena Box Office.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Cincinnati vs. Reading
Wednesday, May 8 - 7:30pm
WET WEDNESDAY / GAME 3 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Cincinnati vs. Reading
Friday, May 10 - 7:30pm
$3 SUMMER SHANDY BEERS / GAME 4 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Cincinnati vs. Reading (IF NECESSARY)
Saturday, May 11 - 7:30pm
KIDS EAT FREE PRESENTED BY JOHN MORRELL / GAME 5 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS