Fresno Extra Special In 5-0 Win Over Cyclones
FRESNO, California - Tuesday night, the Cincinnati Cyclones dropped a 5-0 decision to the Fresno Falcons. Fresno took advantage of its special teams, scoring all five goals with a five-on-four situation. Problem was, Fresno did not have the extra attacker in all the situations it occurred. Three power play goals and two shorthanded tallies were the offensive output for the Falcons.
All-Star forward Luke Curtin registered a hat trick and goaltender Ryan MacDonald stopped all 35 Cincinnati shots to secure the fourth straight win for Fresno.
Fresno opened the scoring 13:11 into the opening frame, when Dustin VanBallegoie collected his tenth goal of the season, with Luke Curtin and John Morlang assisting on the power play score. Shots on goal favored the Cyclones, 17-15 in the first 20 minutes.
Falcons forward Luke Curtin scored a pair of goals in the second period to extend the Fresno lead to 3-0. Curtin's power play goal at 5:04 was assisted by VanBallegoie and John Wrobleweski. Lurtin's second of the frame and 15th of the year was a shorthanded effort at 19:50 from John Morlang. Shots on goal favored the Falcons, 13-9 in the middle stanza.
Fresno opened the scoring in the third period with Curtin's third of the night at 1:15 on an unassisted shorthanded score-his 16th of the season. In the game's final seconds, Morlang netted his 21st goal of the campaign from Curtin and Wrobelewski, on the power play at 19:55.
The Cyclones are now 28-21-2-2, leaders of the North Division lead by three points over Trenton. Fresno is 29-20-0-0 and is in third place in the Pcific Division. The Cyclones head up to Stockton for Friday night's game (March 2) at 10:30pm. The club returns to U.S. Bank Arena on Friday, March 9 against Dayton at 7:30pm.
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