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Cyclones Fall in Game 2 of Opening Round

April 13, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Cincinnati Cyclones News Release

Cincinnati, OH - The Cincinnati Cyclones fell to the Kalamazoo Wings, 2-0, in Game 2 of the Central Division Semifinals of the 2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs presented by Smile Direct Club. The best-of-seven game series is now tied, 1-1. Kalamazoo goaltender Jake Hildebrand was perfect on the night, stopping all 31 shots he faced in the win.

After a scoreless opening period, Kalamazoo took a 1-0 lead early in the second on a power play goal from forward Reid Gardner. The teams battled all period long and exchanged quality scoring chances all throughout, however Kalamazoo took their 1-0 lead into the locker room after 40 minutes.

In the third, Cincinnati started to turn the tide offensively, outshooting the Wings, 11-5, in the frame. Despite the offensive onslaught, Kalamazoo extended their lead to 2-0 when forward Chris Collins found the back of the net. The Cyclones received a few more quality scoring chances in the final minutes, however were not able to break through, and the Wings held on for the 2-0 lead.

Cincinnati outshot the Wings, 31-26, with goaltender Michael Houser stopping 24 in the loss. The Cyclones head to Kalamazoo for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday night. Face-off is slated for 7:30pm ET.

The 2018-19 season has come to an end and the 2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs presented by Smile Direct Club are HERE! The 2018-19 ECHL Brabham Cup Champion Cincinnati Cyclones want YOU along for the ride, and playoff tickets are on sale NOW starting at $18 per seat for single game tickets and $15 per seat for groups of 20 or more! Call (513) 421-PUCK for tickets and more information, and stay on top of all the latest team updates and information on Facebook, Twitter (@CincyCyclones), and Instagram, along with our website, !

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