Walleye come from behind to win in overtime!
11/30/2012 - (Toledo, OH)-The Toledo Walleye came from behind tonight, scoring three unanswered goals, to pick up a 3-2 overtime victory over the Kalamazoo Wings at the Huntington Center on Friday night. Toledo is now 12-7-0-1 overall this season and is 5-5-0 on home ice.
Kalamazoo would get on the board first, with Nick Sirota shooting a puck from the hash marks that beat Walleye goaltender Jordan Pearce 7:15 into the opening period. Kory Karlander then gave the Wings a 2-0 lead after he backhanded a shot behind Pearce for a power play goal that came at 13:48 of the first period.
Neither team were able to get a goal in the second period, keeping the Wings’ lead at 2-0.
Toledo registered 15 shots on goal in the second period, giving them an advantage of 27-18 through two periods of play.
Forward Luke Glendening would get Toledo on the board 6:30 into the third period after he put a rebound behind Kalamazoo goaltender Joel Martin. Forwards Andrej Nestrasil and Terry Broadhurst were credited with the assists that cut Kalamazoo’s lead in half.
The Walleye would bring the Huntington Center to its feet with one second left on the clock, tying the game up at 2-2. Defenseman Max Nicastro lifted a puck past Martin, sending the game to overtime. Nestrasil and Broadhurst picked up the assists on the goal.
Defenseman Wes O’Neill ended the game with 1:54 left in overtime to give the Walleye a 3-2 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings. O’Neill took a pass from Joey Martin and buried a shot behind Martin for the goal. Forward Kyle Rogers also assisted on the game winning goal.
-Walleye goaltender Jordan Pearce picked up the win stopping 25 of 27 shots on goal and is now 6-1-0 on the season.
-Toledo outshot the Wings 44-27 during the game.
-With the win tonight, goaltender Jordan Pearce has won six consecutive games.
-Toledo returns home tomorrow night, December 1 at 7:05 p.m. to host the Cincinnati Cyclones. Join the Walleye for the annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by BCSN! Bring a teddy bear to toss onto the ice after the Walleye score their first goal of the game! All teddy bears will be donated to Lucas County Children’s Services. Also joining us at the game tomorrow will be the Hanson Brothers from the movie “Slap Shot”! Fans can call 419-725-9255, visit the Huntington Center box office, or log on to www.toledowalleye.com.
Game Story By: Samantha Hoot