Get Lead. Lose Lead. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

A three-goal second period was not enough for the Trenton Devils as they lost to the Cincinnati Cyclones, 4-3, at Sovereign Bank Arena Sunday afternoon. The Cyclones struck first as Jimmy Kilpatrick knocked in a rebound off of a Mark Van Guilder shot at 4:59 of the first.

Down 1-0 after the first period, the Devils would tie the game 3:54 into the second as Jeremy Akeson shot a one-timer from point blank range for his second of the season. Trenton took the lead on the first of Eric Castonguay’s two power play goals, a one-timer from the right circle at 5:20.

Kilpatrick then scored his second of the game at 14:19 on a one-timer from the slot to tie the game at two. The Devils would regain the lead at 15:44 as Castonguay would collect his second tally of the day on a play similar to his first goal. Cincinnati would again tie the contest as Kilpatrick banged home a shot from a sharp angle on the power play, completing his hat trick at 17:54.

Despite dominating the third period by outshooting the Cyclones 8-3, the Devils were undone by Van Guilder’s game-winner that came with 9:19 left in regulation.

Van Guilder took advantage of a Devils turnover at the blue line and fired a wrist shot to clinch the win for Cincinnati and a four-point night for himself.

The Devils went 2-for-2 on the power play, and saw their penalty killing streak snapped at 34 on Kilpatrick’s hat trick goal. Trenton outshot Cincinnati, 26-24.

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