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Game Notes: vs Quad City

April 9, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) - Cincinnati Cyclones News Release

Overview: The Cyclones wrap up the 2015-16 regular season on Saturday night against the Quad City Mallards. Cincinnati fell to Quad City, 6-3, on Friday night, and currently sit in eighth place in the Western Conference. Cincinnati needs a regulation win on Saturday to guarantee them the seventh spot in the Western Conference. If the playoffs were to start today, Cincinnati would be headed to Missouri to take on the League-leading Mavericks in the first round.

Last Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (35-27-5-4) fell to the Quad City Mallards, 6-3, on Friday night. Forwards Andrew Yogan and Colin Mulvey, and defenseman Jonathan Diaby potted the goals for the Cyclones. The Cyclones outshot the Mallards, 33-26 on the night, with goaltender Andy Iles stopping 20 shots in the loss.

Last Saturday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (35-26-5-4) were defeated by the Toledo Walleye on Saturday night's regular season home finale by a score of 7-3. Defenseman Garrett Noonan lit the lamp once and forward Tommy Mele scored twice for the Cyclones, who sit in seventh place in the Western Conference with two games left to play in the regular season. The Cyclones outshot Toledo, 32-25, with goaltender Andy Iles coming away with 18 saves in the defeat.

Last Friday Night Recap: The Cincinnati Cyclones (35-25-5-4) fell to the Evansville IceMen, 5-3, on Friday night. Forward Nick Huard tallied a pair of goals, while defenseman Cody Carlson chipped in one for Cincinnati. The Cyclones outshot the IceMen, 51-25, with 20 saves from goaltender Andy Iles in the loss. Despite the loss, the Cyclones have clinched a spot in the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs by way of the Tulsa Oilers falling to the Quad City Mallards Friday night.

Previewing Quad City: The Mallards locked up the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with their 6-3 win over Cincinnati on Friday night. Quad City has won four in a row and six of their last eight, and are outscoring their opponents, 19-9, in the last four games. They are led by forwards Olivier Archambault (22g, 29a) and Matt Neal (18g, 33a) who have each accounted for 51 points on the season. Team goals leader Matt Carey rounds out the top three scorers with 46 points through 48 games (24g, 22a).

Inside the Series: This will be the eleventh and final meeting of the season between the Cyclones and Mallards, with Cincinnati holding a 5-4-0-1 edge in the first 10 games. Cyclones forward Jack Downing leads all scorers with 13 points (4g, 9a) through the first 10 games.

Next Game Preview: The Cyclones are off to the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs starting next weekend, where they will face either the Missouri Mavericks or the Ft. Wayne Komets. Cincinnati dropped both meetings with the Mavericks this season, and compiled a 5-4-1-0 record against the Komets. The Cyclones will play Games 1 and 2 on the road.


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