– Defenseman T.J. Fast buried his first game-winning goal of the season just 41 seconds into overtime to give the Cincinnati Cyclones (15-13-5-2) a 2-1 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings (14-15-2-1) in front of 2,661 at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday night. It was Cincinnati's fourth consecutive victory.
Cincinnati jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening frame; Matheiu Aubin opened the scoring at 7:20 when he wristed home his team-leading ninth goal of the season during a Cyclones power play. Then, at 12:26, Scott Lehman received a Chris Clackson pass and sent a shot past Wings goalie Ryan Nie (L, 24 saves, 10-10-1-2) for the two goal cushion at the first intermission.
The Wings cut the lead in half during a power play of their own as Patrick Asselin tucked in his 11th goal of the season past Cyclones netminder Chet Pickard (W, 24 saves, 3-6-2-0) at 8:15. Kalamazoo's Darryl Lloyd then followed with the game-tying goal midway through the third period to knot the score at two, forcing the game into overtime for the fourth time in this season series.
Luckily, the extra session didn't last long as just 41 seconds in, T.J. Fast carried the puck from coast –to-coast and potted his second goal in as many games to send Cincinnati to its fourth consecutive win – 3-2 the final.