Cincinnati raced out to a 3-0 first period lead and never looked back beating Toledo 7-3 in front of a standing room only crowd of 8,200 at the Huntington Center Saturday night. Toledo has an overall record of 8-15-3-0 and is 5-6-0-0 at home this season.
Cincinnati forward Logan Shaw slapped in the game's first goal at 5:52 of the first period on the power play. The Cyclones would strike for two more before the period ran out as they out shot Toledo 14-12.
"Our attention to detail in our own zone was awful tonight," said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. "We were a step behind all night in the defensive zone. You can't do that against a really good team like Cincinnati."
The Cyclones would continue what they started in the first period with a goal by Jonathan Hazen at 2:58 of the second. Toledo would dent the scoreboard at 5:52 of the second when Alden Hirschfeld collected his 4th goal of the season. Cincinnati's Jack Combs would score twice before the second period came to a close.
Toledo would score twice in the final period. David Gilbert collected his 5th goal of the season at 9:35 on the power play. The power play would also get a goal from Max Shalunov (2nd) of 19:59 of the third.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Hannu Toivonen made 30 saves on 37 shots in net for Toledo. Toivonen has a record of 3-7-0-0 this year. Toledo finished the game two for six on the power play.