Monday, March 12, 2001
Worcester 6, Mighty Ducks 2
WORCESTER, Mass. Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves en route to his 25th win of the season as the Worcester IceCats defeated the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 6-2 at the Centrum Centre.
Andrei Troschinsky, Jame Pollock, Mark Rycroft and Marc Brown each netted power-play goals in the opening period to give the IceCats a commanding 4-0 lead after one. Rycroft added a third-period goal, as the IceCats scored all six of their goals with the man-advantage to establish a new franchise record for most power-play goals in one game.
Cam Severson and Bob Wren tallied goals for the Ducks, who had a two-game win streak stopped and fell to 5-3-2-0 in their last 10.
Wren, who had an assist on Severson's first career AHL goal, has registered points in eight of the last nine games, scoring five goals and assisting on 11 others for 16 points in that stretch.
Cincinnati outshot Worcester 35-27, including 27-13 over the final two periods.
The Ducks play host to the Springfield Falcons, the top affiliate for the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in the Gardens.
Cincinnati ....... 0 1 12
Worcester ....... 4 0 26
First period: 1. Wor, Troschinsky 14 (Peluso, Friedman), 3:46 (ppg). 2. Wor, Pollock 11 (Clarke), 7:12 (ppg). 3. Wor, Rycroft 21 (Troschinsky, Pollock), 7:50 (ppg). 4. Wor, Brown 7 (Peluso, Campbell), 11:40 (ppg).
Second period: 5. Cin, Severson 1 (Aalto, Wren) 12:04 (ppg).
Third period: 6. Wor, Rycroft 22 (Rennette, Clarke), 2:40 (ppg). 7. Cin, Wren 16, 3:53. 8. Wor, Friedman 5 (Clarke, Troschinsky), 7:49 (ppg).
Shots on goal: Cin 8-14-1335; Wor 14-6-727. Power-play Conversions: Cincinnati 1-for-4; Wor 6-for-13. Goalies: Cin, Langkow (51:40; 25 shots, 19 saves; record: 3-3-2), Leitza (8:20; 2 shots, 2 saves); Wor, Roloson (35 shots, 33 saves; record: 25-13-3).
Records: Cincinnati 35-22-7-2; Worcester 39-18-7-3.
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