Sunday, January 26, 2003

Amerks blank Ducks again



The Cincinnati Enquirer

Rochester's Mika Noronen blanked the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 1-0 for the second time in two nights in AHL action at the Gardens.

Chris Taylor scored for the Americans, who beat Cincinnati 2-0 Friday.

Noronen preserved his 15th career shutout with a sprawling save on Cory Pecker in the third period.

Rochester100-1
Mighty Ducks000- 0
First period: 1. Roc, Taylor 6 (Gaustad, Botterill), 19:00 (ppg).

.Shots on goal: Roc 5-8-5=18; Cin 13-7-5=25.Power plays: Roc 1-for-6; Cin 0-for-4. Goaltenders: Roc, Noronen (25 shots, 25 saves; record 2-5-4); Cin, Damphousse (59:10; 18-17; 9-10-3). Attendance: 8,412

ECHL CYCLONES LOSE

The Peoria Rivermen rallied from a 2-0 deficit to send Cincinnati to its sixth straight loss - and fourth straight at home - with a 4-3 win at U.S. Bank Arena.

Peoria013- 4
Cyclones201- 3
First Period: 1. Cin, Cheverie 14 (Noga, Twordik) 2:20; 2. Cin, Brand 15 (Casselman, Cheverie) ppg, 16:59.

Second period: 3. Peo, Copley 11 (Rowe) 19:59.

Third period: 4. Peo, Booth 5 (Rowe, Copley) 6:44; 5. Peo, Rowe 11 (Day, Copley) 11:32; 6. Cin, Cheverie 15 (Cardarelli, Gaucher) ppg, 12:41; 7. Peo, Rennette 28 (Booth, Crawford) ppg, 14:50.

Power plays: Peo 1-for-9; Cin 2-for-7. Goaltenders: Peo, Mathieu Chouinard (12-2-1 record; 20 saves, 23 shots); Cin, Gregg Naumenko (0-2-0; 30-33 shots). Attendance: 4,080.




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