Saturday, February 27, 1999

LAS VEGAS 3, CYCLONES 2


Late rally goes for naught

        LAS VEGAS — The Cincinnati Cyclones rallied from a 2-1 deficit late in the third period Friday night at Las Vegas, tying the game before losing in a shootout 3-2.

        Las Vegas left wing Patrice Lefebvre, the 1998 Most Valuable Player in the IHL, netted the lone goal of the shootout to give the Thunder their 14th victory in the last 21 games.

        The defeat dropped Cincinnati's record to 12-5 in the shootout.

        Cyclones right wing Todd Hawkins scored his 14th goal of the season at the 18:28 mark of the first period to open the scoring. Fred Knipscheer and Brian Secord picked up the assists on the goal.

        Cincinnati is three points behind Orlando, which lost at Milwaukee. Cyclones ....... 1  0  1  (0)—2

        Las Vegas ....... 0  0  2  (1)—3

        First Period: 1. Cin, Hawkins 14 (Knipscheer, Secord), 18:28.

        Second Period- None.

        Third Period: 2. LV, Lefebvre 9 (Kaminski, McBain), 5:20. 3. LV, Romaniuk 28 (Miller, Hollis), 15:09. 4. Cin, Nemeth 3 (Knipscheer, Hawkins), 17:17.

        Shootout Goals: Cin, none. LV, Lefebvre.

        Shots On Goal: Cyclones 30 (11-10-9), Las Vegas 22 (3-9-10). Power Plays: Cyclones 0-3, Las Vegas 0-5. Penalty Minutes: Cyclones 25, Las Vegas 20. Goalies: Frederic Cassivi (C) (20 svs.), Petr Franek (LV) (28 svs.).

       



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