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One More in Fort Wayne...

February 22, 2013 | View Comments

One More in Fort Wayne...

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The Cyclones wrap up their season series with Fort Wayne tonight at Memorial Coliseum!  And with the Komets struggling to find wins with just five weeks to play...tonight's battle is a big one.  If the Clones can earn the win, they'll extend their lead over Fort Wayne to a commanding 16 points.  Not to say that a win would dagger the Komets...but it would make a divisional comeback very unlikely.

 

- However, as we have seen, the Komets can put the puck in the net with the best of them...the last time the Cyclones skated at Fort Wayne, the home team took a 7-2 decision.  Brandon Marino is among league-leaders in scoring and they were just assigned a goalie who has 62 games on NHL experience in Jeff Deslauriers.  Bottom line, Cincinnati needs to keep throwing pucks and bodies to the net.

 

- Speaking of shots, that's one of the lynchpins for success - or so it seems.  Your stat of the day...the Cyclones are 22-7-2-1 when outshooting their opponents.  Pretty staggering record.

 

- With Foster up in the AHL and Hetenyi traded, the Cyclones have a defined number one goalie for a change - Michael Houser.  While I think we all would like to see the Foster/Houser duo down the stretch, last year's OHL Goalie of the Year has proven he can be a game changer.  He's gonna be a busy guy over the next five days - that's for sure.

 

- Looking forward to seeing rookie Patrick Cehlin make his debut tonight for Cincinnati.  After having seen him a few days in practice, the guy can move the puck extremely well and has some breakaway speed as well.  With a likely line combo of Shalla-MacLellan-Cehlin tonight...that could be a dangerous offensive unit when they're out there.  In case you didn't hear...Cehlin will wear #17.

 

We'll be on the air tonight on the Cyclones Radio Network starting at 7:40pm with an 8pm Opening Face-Off!  Catch it live on FM 100 The FAN or at Game Time Sports Bar and Grill!

 

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Scary sight last night in Detroit for Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov...

 

The good news...he was released from the hospital today and is day-to-day...

 

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The Erik Karlsson drama continues...he addressed whether or not he thought Matt Cooke's season-ending hit was intentional...oh boy...

 

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For those of you that know me are aware I'm a big Red Wings fan...but you can't help but be impressed with the Chicago Blackhawks and their amazing run to a record...they're one win away from breaking it...

 

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A very cool video on the "Evolution of the Suspension"...it explains the process of what happens when an incident needs to be reviewed...

 

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