Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cyclones Blowing Down The Doors

Last night the Nailers had their three game unbeaten streak snapped by the Cincinnati Cyclones via shutout, 4-0.
The team looked flat the entire evening. This was the first time the Nailers did not score a power play goal in a game this season. Subsequently, it was also the first time the team was shut out this season.
The Nailers' record now stands at
.500, going 3-3-1 on the season. Wheeling has faired much better at the Hammerdome, going 2-1-1 while their road record is 1-2.
In the beginning of the game, the Cyclones were getting a lot of chances, but rookie Wheeling net minder, David Brown played beyond stellar, as he turned away chance after chance.
The Cyclones got the first goal of the game, as Jean-Michel Daoust found the back of the net, on (you guessed it) the power play. This seems to be a trend the entire season thus far. The last time Brown was in net, the Nailers gave up 3 PPG.
Cincinnati quickly put a dagger to the Nailers a minute and nine seconds into the second period, as Billy Irish-Baker scored his first goal of the season. The Nailers looked flat the rest of the period and Cinci scored it's third goal of the night as Thomas Beauregard lit the lamp at 11:01. The final goal came at 16:37, as Billy Irish-Baker netted his second goal of the night in the 3rd.
Despite allowing the three goals, Nailers' goalie David Brown played well, as he made some big stops to give the Nailers a chance to get back in the game.
If there have been two things the Nailers need to work on fixing, it would be the penalty kill and adapting to playing on the road.
The Nailers take on Reading this Friday night. It will be the first time the home fans get to see the much feared Aaron Boogaard.

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