Into the Cyclone Again
March 08, 2014
by Matt Melzak
Last Game: Defenseman CJ Chartrain scored 3:52 in overtime to lift Toledo to a 4-3 win in Cincinnati on Friday night.
The Walleye: Toledo is 17-34-3-1 on the season and they sit fifth in the North Division. The Walleye are 8-17-3-1 on the season in games played away from the Huntington Center.
The Cyclones: Cincinnati is 32-20-2-3 on the season and they are second to Kalamazoo in the North Division. The Cyclones are 13-13-2-0 in home games played this year.
Road Team Rules: Toledo is 3-5-1 so far this season against the I-75 rivals but is 3-0-1 in the three games played in Cincinnati. The Cyclones have taken all five of the games played in the Huntington Center.
End the Draught: The win last night snapped a Walleye record 11 consecutive games (0-10-1) without a victory. The last time Toledo won a game prior to last night was February 7 at Cincinnati 4-3.
Against the Cyclones: Forward Max Shalunov has scored five goals in six games vs. Cincinnati this year. Both David Gilbert (4G, 2A) and Kevin Lynch (3G, 3A) each have collected six points against the Cyclones.
Shots Against is No Worry: Last night was the third most shots Toledo has allowed in a game (43). The only two games that were more was 44 (11/23 vs. Evansville, 6-2 Win) and 48 (12/20 at Kalamazoo, 2-1 win).
In a Haze: Cincinnati forward Jonathan Hazen has scored 7 goals with 3 assists in 7 games against the Walleye this year.
Fish Tales: Goaltender Hannu Toivonen made 40 saves last night in his first start for Toledo since January 12th vs. Wheeling (7-0). Toledo is 6-4-0-1 this season when tied after two periods.