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K-Wings pick up five points over weekend

January 27, 2013 by Mark McGlothlen 

KALAMAZOO-The Kalamazoo Wings (19-19-4-1) earned five out six possible points this weekend for a total of 43 and inched a little closer to the Fort Wayne Komets (23-19-1-1), who are now just five points ahead of them in the North Division.

The Cincinnati Cyclones (26-14-4-1) lead the division with 57 points, followed by the Toledo Walleye (23-17-0-4) with 50. The Evansville IceMen (16-26-1-3) round out the division with 36 points.

On Friday, the K-Wings defeated the Walleye by a score of 3-1. Nick Sirota, John Armstrong and Dustin Cloutier scored for the K-Wings.

The Cyclones fought back from a 2-0 deficit on Saturday to push the game into overtime. Newcomer Yann Sauve made his presence known by scoring the game winner just 38 seconds into OT. Alexandre Mallet and Cloutier each scored in the second period.

Making their first-ever visit to Wings Stadium, the Western Conference Bakersfield Condors battled the K-Wings on Sunday afternoon.

A scoreless second period was sandwiched between a two-goal first and third for the two teams. The K-Wings scored twice in the opening period with Sirota and Brett Lysak giving the home team an early 2-0 lead. The goal by Lysak was his 400th career point as a professional.

The Condors scored a pair of goals in the third period to push the game in to overtime. With time winding down in the extra stanza, the Condors Peter Boyd deflected an Erik Burgoerfer shot into the net for the win.

The K-Wings had 50 shots on the night while the Condors had 48.

Remaining home, the K-Wings will host the Fort Wayne Komets this Wednesday night. The puck drops at 7:00 pm.

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