The Cincinnati Cyclones (18-17-5-2) exploded for a three-goal third period en route to a 4-2 victory over the South Carolina Stingrays in front of 5,886 at U.S. Bank Arena on Friday Night.
The Stingrays opened the scoring at 11:29 when a Dustin Stevenson wrist shot beat Cyclones netminder Marc Cheverie (W, 22 saves, 13-8-2-2), giving the visitors a 1-0 lead. Luckily, during a Cyclones power play, Adam Comrie's point blast beat South Carolina goalie Jared DeMichiel (L, 36 saves, 13-7-0-0) to knot the score at one heading into the first intermission.
Despite a couple great scoring chances for both sides in the second period, the teams remained tied at one through 40 minutes of play. Cincinnati, though, had a steep shots-on-goal advantage, leading 30-15 in that department at the second intermission.