Walleye win in Fort Wayne; top the Komets 2-1!
11/16/2012 - (Fort Wayne, IN)– Toledo made its first appearance in Fort Wayne an affair to remember. The Walleye used two third period power play goals to defeat Fort Wayne 2-1. Toledo has a record of 7-6-0-1 and is 4-2-0-1 on the road this season.
The two teams traded chances all first period long, but both goaltenders stood tall. Walleye goaltender Jordan Pearce stopped a penalty shot at 7:08 of the first when Brett Smith was awarded one. Toledo held the shot advantage 14-10 in the first.
“They play a much different style here than we have seen from them in Toledo,” said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. “We did a nice job getting pucks deep tonight and pressuring the Komets with few turnovers. It was great to get the power play going also.”
Toledo would double up the Komets 10-5 in shots in a scoreless second period. Toledo thought they had untied that game midway through the period when Andrej Nestrasil batted the puck into the net, but the goal was waived off due as it was ruled that Nestrasil hit the puck with a high stick.
The Walleye would start the third period with 1:34 of a five on three power play. Toledo would cash in on that chance at 52 seconds when Terry Broadhurst beat Ken Reiter for his second goal of the year. Toledo would collect another power play at 4:11 of the third when Joey Martin, playing in his first game since October 20th at Kalamazoo, slipped a wrist shot through the pads of Reiter for his first goal of the season. The Komets would close the gap at 18:07 of the third, but they would not get another.
The Walleye Notes: Goaltender Jordan Pearce made 29 saves and is 3-1-0-0 on the season. The eight power plays for the Walleye are a new season high. Toledo is 3-4-0-0 against teams from the North Division this year.
The Toledo Walleye will return home on November 17th to host the Wheeling Nailers at the Huntington Center. Tickets are on sale now online at www.toledowalleye.com