Cyclones Beat Greenville In Overtime

Defenseman T.J. Fast buried a point blast in overtime to send the Cincinnati Cyclones (24-21-6-3) to a thrilling 4-3 win over the Greenville Road Warriors (33-20-2-1) in front of 5,570 at U.S. Bank Arena on Friday night.  It was Cincinnati's seventh victory in the extra session and its 10th come-from behind win of the season.

Both teams went scoreless in the opening stanza despite several quality offensive chances and a bunch of physical play.  Cincinnati opened the scoring midway through the second period when Mathieu Aubin tipped home a Casey Pierro-Zabotel wrist shot for his 17th goal of the year.  However, Greenville answered back when Road Warriors defenseman Wes Cunningham sent home a shot from the left point past Cyclones netminder Brian Foster (W, 18 saves, 2-1-0) to knot the score at one through 40 minutes.

Early in the third, Kevin Roeder slammed home a rebound past Road Warriors goalie Cameron Talbot (L, 33 saves, 1-1-0) for his third goal of the season and pushed the Cyclones ahead by a 2-1.  Unfortunately, Greenville answered back with a pair of goals from Shane Harper and Brandon Wong just 46 seconds apart to take a late 3-2 lead with under four minutes to play.  In the final minute, Cincinnati pulled Foster for an extra attacker and it paid off; Barret Ehgoetz took a shot from just outside the right circle and Dustin Sproat tipped it in to even the score with only 26 seconds remaining in regulation.  For the second straight game, the Cyclones would decide the game in overtime.

In the extra session, Wes Cunningham took an interference penalty in front of his own net – setting up a four-on-three Cyclones power play.  Just seconds later, Mathieu Aubin fed T.J. Fast at the blue line who ripped home the game-winning tally at the 2:07 mark to give Cincinnati the 4-3 win.