Thursday, March 09, 2000

Milwaukee 5, Cyclones 4

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MILWAUKEE — Cincinnati held a three-goal lead in the second period, but it wasn't enough to keep the Cyclones from a 5-4 shootout loss to the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley center on Wednesday night.

        The Admirals outscored the Cyclones 3-2 in the shootout.

        Cincinnati finished its four-game road trip with a 2-1-1 record.

        The Admirals scored two third-period goals to force overtime.

        Milwaukee's Dan Riva scored the first goal of the game on a power play, 94 seconds into the first period. Cincinnati followed with a pair of goals from Todd Hawkins and Byron Ritchie, to take a 2-1 lead.

        In the second period, left wing Brian Felsner scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season to push Cincinnati's lead to 4-1. But Milwau kee's Paul Healy scored his 17th goal and closed the gap to 4-2 going into the third period, during which the Admirals would tie the game 4-4 on goals by Marc Moro and Richard Lintner.

        Cincinnati goaltender Jean-Marc Pelletier turned aside 42 shots in regulation and five of eight shots in the shootout. Milwaukee netminder Chris Mason stopped 21 shots in regulation and six of eight in the shootout, including the last five shooters.

        Cincinnati ....... 2  2  0  0—4

        Milwaukee ....... 1  1  2  1—5

        First Period—1. Mil, Riva 5 (Cisar, Lintner 1:34 (pp). 2. Cin., Hawkins 11 (Dandenault), 6:01. 3, Cin, Ritchie 3 (Willis, MacLeod), 17:01 (pp).

        Second Period—4, Cin, Felsner 13 (MacLeod, Tanabe) 5:03 (pp). 5, Cin, Felsner 14 (Ritchie), 14:09. 6, Mil, Healy 17 (Filipowicz, Bertrand) 16:47 (pp).

        Third Period—7., Mil, Moro 5 (Bonneau, Bertrand), 7:13. 8, Mil, Lintner 11 (Cisar, Tobler) 17:16 (pp).

        Shootout—Cin, Ritchie, Ustorf; Mil, Lintner, Cisar, Bonneau. Shots on Goal: Cin 12-6-7, Mil 15-15-16. Power Plays: Cin 2-4, Mil 3-4. Saves: Cin, Pelletier 42; Mil, Mason 21. Records Cin 32-26-5, Mil 30-26-7.


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