By: Mallards Communications Staff
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards

Nick Huard broke a 1-1 tie with 1:24 left in regulation and the Cincinnati Cyclones (24-23-4) went on to defeat the host Quad City Mallards (29-19-2) 2-1 and halt the Mallards' eight-game winning streak Friday night.

Huard scored the game winner by burying a rebound.

It was the Mallards who had opened the scoring when Nolan LaPorte fired the puck home from the side of the net at 9:17 of the first period. Seth Ambroz tied the contest in a goalmouth scramble with just 1:14 left in the first.

Friday evening's defeat ends the Mallards' longest win streak since they ripped off ten straight United Hockey League victories between March 20 and April 10, 2004.

The Mallards return to action on the road tomorrow night against the Missouri Mavericks. The Mallards next play at home next Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Kalamazoo Wings. The first 1,000 fans through the doors for that game will receive free Mallards drink koozies courtesy of Local 4 News. Friday is also another $2 Dog/$2 Beer Night presented by 97X. Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs and beers from iWireless Center concession stands during every Friday Mallards home game. In addition, the Mallards have once again this season partnered with Metro to provide transit service between Augustana College and downtown Moline during all Friday home games. As part of Metro’s unlimited ride program, Augustana riders can use their Augustana ID as their fare.

Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including Friday next night's game- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. 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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