(WAUSAU, WI)- The Cyclones face Rochester Friday and Saturday night at the Rochester Rec Center. Puck drops at 7:05pm on HockeyTV both nights. After splitting the series with the Milwaukee last weekend, the Cyclones come into the weekend with a (17-19-1-1) record. Rochester comes into the series with a (31-6-2-0) record, which has them currently in 1st place in the Central Division. The season series between the two teams is even at 2 games for each.
Wausau currently has a 10-point advantage over Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the Central with 9 games remaining for both teams. We’ll break things down with the best case and worst scenarios. Best case is the Cyclones win both games in Rochester giving them 40 total points and Milwaukee falls on both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon versus Alexandria. If that plays out Wausau can clinch a postseason berth February 18th at Milwaukee. If Milwaukee wins both their games and Wausau is swept by Rochester the earliest that Wausau can clinch a postseason spot is February 20. Fans can expect a high likelihood that the Cyclones will have an opportunity to clinch a postseason berth on the home ice next weekend.
Between the Pipes
Cyclones are expected to split the series between Zach Dosan, native of Rosemount, Minnesota and Mitch Miscevich from Niles, Illinois. Dosan comes into the weekend with a (8-10-1-0) record and a .916 save percentage, meanwhile Miscevich holds a (8-8-0-1) record and .915 save percentage.
Rochester is expected to have Zach Wiese and Nikola Goich in net for the series. Wiese comes into the weekend with a (16-2-1-0) record and a .920 save percentage. Goich is (4-2-0-0) and has a .941
Cyclones are back on the home ice next weekend versus Milwaukee. February 19th is the Teddy Bear Toss Game presented by Culvers and February 20th the Cyclones will be wearing specialty jerseys to benefit Apraxia Kids. Puck drops at 7:10pm Saturday and 3:10pm on Sunday. Reserve your seats today at wausaucyclones.com.