Cyclones Game Preview - Cincinnati vs. Evansville
December 3, 2012 | View Comments
EVANSVILLE ICEMEN (8-14-0-1)
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DATE: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
TIME: 7:30pm ET
SITE: U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH
WEBCAST: CyclonesHockey.com (America One)
Cincinnati Cyclones: Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators
Evansville IceMen: Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues
NEXT HOME GAME (After Tonight)
Friday, December 7 vs. Kalamazoo Wings - 7:30pm
PUCKS N PUPS / WEINER DOG RACE / $1 JOHN MORRELL HOT DOGS
TONIGHT'S MATCHUP: Tonight, the Cyclones continue a string of six consecutive games against North Division opponents as they meet the Evansville IceMen for the third time in seven days. Jarrod Skalde’s team won both of the match-ups last week, including their most lopsided victory of the season - a 6-1 triumph last Friday. That game was also highlighted by a ton of penalties - a combined 95 minutes were handed out between the two clubs.
TONIGHT'S PROMOTION: Crosstown Face-Off / Wet Wednesday - Students and alumni from local colleges are encouraged to attend the game wearing their school's colors. Students can purchase $10 tickets by calling 513.421.PUCK and mentioning what school they are currently attending (Deadline 4pm ET). Plus, fans 21+ can enjoy $1 PBR and Miller High Life!
SCOUTING THE ICEMEN: Rich Kromm’s club has strung together two straight wins after dropping both of their contests to Cincinnati last week. Although they have played the most games of any team in the North Division coming into the night, they are just two points back of both Fort Wayne and Kalamazoo. Veteran forward Josh Beaulieu, who has notched points in five of his last six games, remains atop the IceMen’s scoring list with 18 points (10 goals, 8 assists) in 23 contests. Defenseman Matt Gens, who is tied for seventh among all ECHL rear guards in points, is third on Evansville in tallies; he has earned 3 goals and 9 assists in 23 games. With Paul Karpowich recalled to the AHL of late, the IceMen have relied on Allen York and Rob Madore between the pipes - both of whom have earned a win in their most recent streak. York is 1-1-0 with a 4.20 goals-against average while Madore has amassed a 4-7-0 mark with a 3.11 GAA. Karpowich, meanwhile, is 3-6-0-1 with a 3.30 GAA during his time with Evansville.
Spreading the Wealth: Cincinnati has found offensive success from many different sources this season. In fact, eight different players have earned 10 points or more this year. Nine different Cyclones have registered game winning goals while an impressive 15 players have earned multi-point efforts.
The Captain’s Closing In: Cincinnati captain Mathieu Aubin is approaching both personal and club milestones. He needs just eight points to earn his 300th as a professional and sits just four goals away from passing Barrett Ehgoetz for second on the club’s all-time goal-scoring list. So far in 2012-13, Aubin has posted four goals and 10 assists.
SEASON SERIES (13 TOTAL, 10 REMAINING)
Nov. 15 Evansville 4 at Cincinnati 3 Final
Nov. 28 Evansville 1 at Cincinnati 4 Final
Nov. 30 Evansville 1 at Cincinnati 6 Final
Dec. 5 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:35 pm EST
Dec. 8 Cincinnati at Evansville 7:15 pm CST
Dec. 29 Cincinnati at Evansville 7:15 pm CST
Jan. 6 Cincinnati at Evansville 5:00 pm CST
Jan. 25 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:35 pm EST
Feb. 1 Cincinnati at Evansville 7:15 pm CST
Mar. 3 Cincinnati at Evansville 7:15 pm CST
Mar. 9 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:35 pm EST
Mar. 29 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:35 pm EDT
Mar. 30 Evansville at Cincinnati 7:35 pm EDT