The Cincinnati Cyclones took a 3-2 series lead Saturday night in Cincinnati in a game that lasted just under 4 hours. Cincinnati has been playing great hockey throughout the playoffs so far. The Cyclones and the Gwinnett Gladiators have traded wins so far in this series. Each other taking the other game so far, so if history is true the Gladiators will take game 6 and the Cyclones will take game 7. Lets hope for a change in that.
As for the game Saturday night both teams scored in the First and Second period. From there though there was a scoring outage. Both teams went goal less until the second overtime period when Cincinnati Forward Trevor Lewis netted the game winning goal giving the Cyclones a game lead and one game away from advancement.
Cincinnati out shot the Gladiators 48-20 in Game 5. If there is one thing that the Cyclones need to work on it is scoring more often on their shots. And on the other side they need to do a better job defending the shots on goal, the Gladiators had two shots on goal in the first period, one of those shots resulted in a goal. 50/50 chances are too much in the play offs.
Good news is the Cyclones are home again for Game 6 on tuesday at US Bank Arena. A win in Game 6 would advance the Cyclones to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the winner of the Florida v. Reading series and push them one step closer to a third Kelly Cup.