Saturday, March 1, 2003

Ducks slay Monsters

The Enquirer and wire reports

Travis Brigley scored a pair of goals to lead the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 4-1 victory over the Lowell Lock Monsters Friday night at Cincinnati Gardens.

Brian Gornick and Cam Severson also collected goals and Ilja Bryzgalov made 23 saves for the Ducks, who have won four straight on the heels of a six-game winless streak.

Jeff Daw scored the only goal for the Lock Monsters, who fell to 2-8-1-2 in their last 13 games.

Lowell suffered its league-leading 40th loss.

Cincinnati, which has outscored its opponents 18-8 in its last four games, improved to 4-0-0-1 all-time against Lowell at home.

The Mighty Ducks play host to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7:35 p.m. today in the Gardens.

Mighty Ducks310-4
First period: 1. Cin, Gornick 2 (N. Smith, Pecker), 2:12. 2. Cin, Brigley 14 (Yarema), 6:35. 3. Cin, Brigley 15 (Reirden, Valicevic), 13:39 (ppg).

Second period: 4. Cin, Severson 9 (Riva).

Third period: 5. Low, Daw 14 (McCarthy), 2:15.

Shots on goal: Lowell 5-7-12=24; Cin 14-5-8=27. Power-play opportunities: Low 0-for-5; Cin 1-for-4. Goaltenders: Low, DesRochers (27 shots, 23 saves; record 5-15-2); Cin, Bryzgalov (24-23; 7-18-7); Att: 5,218. Records: Lowell 15-40-5-3; Cincinnati 19-26-10-4.

ECHL: Cyclones fall

The Toledo Storm snapped the Cyclones' unbeaten regulation streak at four (2-0-2) with a 5-2 win Friday at U.S. Bank Arena.

The Cyclones' Steve Gallace broke the shutout bid of Toledo netminder Doug Teskey with his 11th goal of the season at 14:27 of the period.

Cincinnati travels to Greensboro, N.C., to meet the Generals at 7 p.m. Monday. The game originally was scheduled for tonight.


First period: 1. Tol, D. Bootland 16 (Durak) 10:35; 2. Tol, Robinson 4 (Read, Lutz) 16:50.

Second period: 3. Tol, Robinson 5 (Anderson, Lutz) 4:15; 4. Tol, Ellis 19 (Robinson, Parillo) 11:03; 5. Cin, Gallace 11 (N. Bootland, Noga) 14:27.

Third period: 6. Tol, D. Bootland 17 (Balantyne) :54; 7. Cin, Brand 18 (Thornton) 5:31.

Power plays: Tol 0-for-3; Cin 0-for-5 Goaltenders: Tol, Doug Teskey (23-6-4 record; 44 saves, 46 shots); Cin, Yutaka Fukufuji (3-2-0; 13-16); Gregg Naumenko (4:15 of the second period; 15 saves, 17 shots).

Attendance: 4,528.

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