By: Mallards Communications Staff
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards
Five different Cincinnati Cyclones scored and Jason Kasdorf made 31 saves as the host Cyclones (32-21-2) defeated the Quad City Mallards (20-32-4) 5-2 Saturday night. 
Kasdorf turned aside a series of early Mallard chances to set the stage for Winston Day Chief to score the opening goal from the slot on a power play at 13:09 of the first period. Kasdorf would finish the opening period with 17 saves.  It was during a Mallard power play that Brayden Low broke through against Kasdorf and tied the score at one by roofing a rebound at 17:18 of the first. Just 47 seconds later Mike Barrett converted Alex Kile's centering feed to put the Cyclones back on top for good. 
Eric Knodel gave the Cyclones a 3-1 lead by finishing off at 3-on-2 rush at 16:48 of the second period.
The Cyclones outscored the Mallards 2-1 over an explosive one minute, 57 second stretch early in the third period to build a 5-2 lead. A Rob DeFulviis tip-in gave Cincinnati a 4-1 advantage at 3:18 of the third. Just 26 seconds later, the Mallards' Gergo Nagy pounced on a rebound to trim the deficit to 4-2 but Kile would respond by rifling in the fifth Cyclone goal from the right wing circle at 5:15.
The Mallards next play at home tomorrow at 4:05 p.m. against the Fort Wayne Komets. The Mallards will welcome dogs- and their humans- to Pucks 'n' Paws tomorrow. A special area inside the TaxSlayer Center will be set aside for dogs and their owners during the game. Dog owners can get tickets for both themselves ($15) and their dog ($5) for just $20 by calling the Mallards at 309-277-1364. All proceeds from dog tickets will benefit Quad Cities area animal shelters and rescue organizations. Fans will also have the chance to enjoy $1 sodas from TaxSlayer Center concession stands during tomorrow's game. After the game, fans who bring their skates can join players on the ice and skate with the Mallards.
Tickets for tomorrow's game- and all Mallards regular season home games- are also now on sale at the TaxSlayer Center box office, Ticketmaster toll free charge-by-phone (1-800-745-3000) and The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


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