When Malcolm Cameron brought his Florida Everblades squad to Cincinnati, i’m sure he had visions of finishing off their 7 game roadtrip through the North Division with a winning record. It wasn’t to be as the Cyclones took Friday’s game 2-1 in a shootout and then locked the Everblades down on Saturday with a 3-0 win to send the ‘Blades home with a 3-3-1 record. I’m sure the warm and sunny weather in Florida will offer some consolation.

-The 2 wins keep the Cyclones just a point behind Kalamazoo for the Division lead (the K-wings currently have 1 game in hand on the ‘Clones) and moves them to 6th in the Conference with 27 points.

-Florida brought in a couple of top notch goalies in Barry Brust, who got saddled with a shootout loss, and Mike Morrison, who earned his loss in regulation. The Cyclones got a boost from the AHL when the Milwaukee Admirals decided to call-up Jeremy Smith and send Mark Dekanich down for the weekend. Dekanich’s stellar play was not doubt a catalyst for the weekends results. It was good to see an AHL caliber goalie in town again, hopefully watching what it takes to perform at that at that level will be a good motivator for Robert Mayer. And speaking of Brust, what was with the “twitch” that was going on with his stick hand.

-The Cyclones were without the services of Matt Pierce for the weekend. He was called up along with Smith, but was promptly “McElroyed” by the Admirals. At least the Ads were kind enough to send him back.

-Reid Cashman was recalled by Milwaukee yesterday. Hopefully he won’t get “McElroyed” and actually get to play this time.

-As Dannielle pointed out the Penalty Kill is still going strong. It even got back to it’s early season form killing off 8 0f 8 short handed situations against a talented Florida team

-Dwayne Zinger? The horse is still dead and I’m still beating it. He HAS to get better ASAP.

-The ‘Clones played two of their more physical games against Florida and I think it took them by surprise. It was good to see the Boys finishing their “bumps” in big ways but not skating out of position to do so.

-Mike-

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