Brady Calla registered his fourth multi-point game of the season as he helps his Cincinnati Cyclones (20-20-6-2) sail past Florida Everblades (28-23-0-3) by a 6-1 count in front of 3,709 at U.S. Bank Arena on Friday night. The Cyclones registered a season-high 54 shots on net.
The Cyclones opened the scoring just 4:33 into the first period when Adam Comrie's wrist shot deflected off the goal post and into the net for a 1-0 lead. However, after a questionable interference call given to T.J. Fast, Florida's Mike McKenzie sent a laser-accurate shot past Cyclones goalie Chet Pickard (W, 20 saves, 7-11-2-0) to knot the score at one heading into the first intermission.
Cincinnati jumped ahead 2-1 at the 5:36 mark of the second period as Dustin Sproat crashed the net and slammed one past Everblades netminder Jaroslav Janus (L, 48 saves, 9-11-0) for his team-leading 15th goal of the year. Paul McIlveen followed with his first goal as a Cyclone during a 2-on-1 rush at 14:35 to extend Cincinnati's cushion to 3-1 after 40 minutes.
Midway through the third period, the Cyclones took complete control, netting three goals in the span of just three minutes. The first came at 7:23 when Brady Calla caught a crisp Eric Kattelus pass and one-timed home his third of the season. Not even two minutes later, at 9:08, Casey Pierro-Zabotel potted his first lamp-lighter as a Cyclone during another 2-on-1 rush – making it 5-1 Cincinnati. However, they weren't done; Brady Calla earned his second of the night at 10:16 to cap the scoring at 6-1. It was Calla's fourth multi-point game of the season and second multi-goal game. The 54 Cyclones shots on net were the most they have registered in a game since December 20, 2008.