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Game Notes- January 6 vs Atlanta

January 6, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) - Cincinnati Cyclones News Release

Overview: The five-game road trip continues for the Cincinnati Cyclones on Wednesday night in Atlanta. Cincinnati is coming off of a 4-2 win over the South Carolina Stingrays on Sunday, marking just their third win in the team's last nine games.

Sunday Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones Sunday Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (15-11-2-2) collected a 4-2 win over the South Carolina Stingrays on Sunday afternoon. Forwards Zach Budish, Nick Huard and Andrew Yogan, and defenseman Cody Carlson scored the goals for the Cyclones, who snap their brief two-game road-losing streak. Cyclones goaltender Brandon Whitney was stellar in goal, coming up with a number of spectacular saves, including a stop on a 2-on-0 shorthanded breakaway in the second period. Overall, he stopped 43 of the 45 shots he faced, earning his sixth win as a Cyclone. The Cyclones were out shot, 43-27, while the power play was held scoreless on all three chances.

Thursday Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (14-10-2-2) earned a 4-0 win over the Toledo Walleye on Thursday night. Forwards Nick Huard, Jack Downing, Zach Budish, and Christiaan Minella scored the goals for the Cyclones, while goaltender Brad Thiessen collected Cincinnati's first shutout of the season. Thiessen was perfect in net, stopping all 18 shots he faced to collect his first shutout of his Cyclones career. Cincinnati outshot Toledo, 23-18 on the night, while the power play went 1-for-6.

Previewing Atlanta: The Stingrays Gladiators have won three of their last four games, however are coming off of a 3-2 loss to the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday night. The Gladiators saw some pretty good success in the month of December, and have seen it carry over into January, posting a 9-3-1-0 record over their last 13 games. They are led in scoring by forward Derek Nesbitt, who ranks tenth in League scoring with 17 goals and 13 assists through 32 games played. He is followed by a pair of 22-point scorers in forwards Garry Nunn and Thomas Frazee, who have accounted for five goals and 17 assists each.

Inside the Series: This is the first of two meetings on the season between the Cyclones and Gladiators, with the second coming in Cincinnati on February 24. The Cyclones won the lone meeting between the two sides last season, and hold an 8-6-0-0 edge in the all-time series.

Next Game Preview: The Cyclones head to Norfolk on Friday night, in the first of two meetings this season with the Admirals. Friday also marks the first all-time meeting between Cincinnati and Norfolk, as the Admirals came to the ECHL this past summer, as a part of the ECHL/AHL realignment.


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