Saturday, February 09, 2002

Mighty Ducks snap winless skid


Cyclones win

Enquirer staff, wire reports

        HAMILTON, Ont. — Jonas Ronnqvist and Steve Brule scored eight seconds apart late in the first period, as the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-1 Friday in the AHL.

        Aris Brimanis ended a 39-game goal drought with a second-period goal and Jarrett Smith added a pair of assists for Cincinnati, which snapped a four-game winless streak (0-1-2-1) and remained tied with Syracuse for first place in the Central Division.

        Anaheim prospect Ilja Bryzgalov made 31 saves for his 16th win of the season for the Ducks.

        • Bryzgalov has been named by Russia as a replacement for San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeny Nabokov on its Olympic roster.
        Cincinnati ....... 2-2-0-4
       Hamilton ....... 0-1-0-1
       

        First period: 1. Cin, Ronnqvist 8 (Edinger, Smith), 19:42 (ppg).2. Cin, Brule 12 (DeWolf, Smith), 19:50.

        Second period: 3. Ham, Pisa 5 (Hinz, Rita), 9:56.4. Cin, Brimanis 2 (Richardson, Brigley), 11:38.5. Cin, Krivokrasov 1, 14:42 (ppg).

        Third period: No scoring.

        Shots: Cin 14-16-2=32; Ham 11-11-10=32. Power-play opportunities: Cin 2-for-7; Ham 0-for-3. Goaltenders: Cin, Bryzgalov (32 shots, 31 saves; record 16-10-3); Ham, Conklin (20:00; 14 shots, 12 saves; record 9-8-4), Lamothe (40:00; 18 shots, 16 saves).

CYCLONES

               Cincinnati defeated Atlantic City 3-0 for its third win in its last four road games. Jeff Sirkka, Nick Botland and Allan Egeland scored. Alex Westlund recorded the shutout.

       



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