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Cyclones fall in Game Four of Kelly Cup Semis, 3-2
FORT WAYNE, IN (WKRC) -- Indiana Southorns point shot early into the first overtime redirected into the net, capping off a 3-2 come-from-behind win for the Fort Wayne Komets (6-3) over the Cincinnati Cyclones (6-4) in front of 5,353 on Saturday night. The victory evened the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.
Rookie Matt Tinordi broke the scoreless deadlock at 9:16 of the opening period when he slammed a rebound past Ben Meisner (W, 35 saves, 6-3) to notch his first pro playoff goal. And thanks to eight saves at the other end of the ice by Rob Madore (L, 34 saves, 6-4) along with a pair of successful penalty kills, the Cyclones carried a 1-0 edge through 20 minutes.
Cincinnati went right back to work early in the middle stanza, as Logan Shaw sniped home his first pro playoff goal exactly one minute in from the left circle. The Komets would answer back, though, at 2:38 when Christian Ouellet pick pocketed Taylor Aronson just inside the blue line and dangled a shot past Madore to pull Fort Wayne to within a goal. Both teams had another power play in the frame along with some other excellent chances to strike again; however, the score remained 2-1 in favor of the Cyclones at the second intermission.
Just like Thursday night, the Komets were able to claw their way back into the game despite having fallen behind by two early. At 14:19 of the third period, Shawn Szydlowski carried the puck into the slot and decked past Madore to tuck in his third goal of the postseason and knot things at two. Despite a frantic effort for both teams to get the winner in regulation, the period concluded without a winner and overtime was again proven necessary.
Early in the first extra session, the Cyclones burst out of the gate with four quick shots on goal. Unfortunately, as the Komets weathered the storm, Jordon Southorn sent a point shot off of heavy traffic in front and into the net at the 5:22 mark to give his team a 3-2 victory.
The Cyclones will wrap up their stay in Fort Wayne tomorrow night with Game 5 at Memorial Coliseum. Fans can hear the action of the game on the Cyclones Radio Network beginning at 5:30pm with the opening face-off to follow at 6:00pm.
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