Sunday, April 08, 2001

Mighty Ducks 5, Kentucky 5

        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sean Avery scored with 6:52 left in regulation to lift the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 5-5 AHL tie with the Kentucky Thoroughblades Saturday at Rupp Arena.

        Jason Williams registered his second hat trick of the season and added an assist for the Ducks, who rallied from a pair of three-goal deficits and remain one point behind the first-place Thoroughblades in the Southern Division heading into today's regular-season finale against the Norfolk Admirals at the Gardens (5:05 p.m.).

        Ryan Kraft scored twice and Jim Montgomery had a goal and three assists for the Thoroughblades, who play at Louisville.

        Cincinnati ....... 1  3  1  0—5

        Kentucky ....... 3  2  0  05

        First period: 1. Ken, Bancroft 23 (Montgomery), 3:54. 2. Ken, Montgomery 22 (Bradley, Samuelsson), 10:47.3. Ken, Kraft 34 (Cheechoo, Montgomery), 14:26 (ppg). 4. Cin, Williams 21 (O'Sullivan, Rodgers), 17:02 (ppg).

        Second period: 5. Cin, Williams 22 (Butsayev), 1:04 (shg). 6. Ken, Kraft 35 (Samuelsson, Montgomery), 10:40 (ppg). 7. Ken, Courville 18 (Dameworth), 13:58. 8. Cin, Zinger 6 (Severson, Williams), 17:23 (ppg). 9. Williams 23 (Wren), 19:11 (ppg).

        Third period: 10. Cin, Avery 8 (Nolan, Tezikov), 13:08.

        Overtime: No scoring.

        Shots on goal: Cin 22-14-15-3=54; Ken 7-10-9-1=27. Power plays: Cin 3-for-7; Ken 2-for-4. Goalies: Cin, Langkow (27 shots, 22 saves; record: 6-4-2); Ken, Toskala (52 shots, 47 saves; record: 21-13-5). Att: 7,012.


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