Walleye blank the Cyclones to capture a 2-0 win!
1/31/2013 - (Cincinnati, OH)–The first professional shutout for Kent Simpson led Toledo to a 2-0 win in Cincinnati tonight. Toledo has an overall record of 24-17-0-4 and is 13-10-0-1 on the road this season.
The two teams were scoreless through much of the first period. Toledo would strike first when Joey Martin collected a power play goal at 19:34 of the period. Andrej Nestrasil set up Cody Lampl who in turn fired a cross ice pass to Martin for his 9th goal of the season. Toledo held a 9-6 shot advantage after the first.
“We preached to make them go 200 feet for offense tonight,” said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. “If we turn the puck over against this team, they will counter quickly and beat us soundly. We did a tremendous job of that tonight. We did an outstanding job in our own zone tonight and Kent Simpson deserved the shutout.”
The second period saw each team get numerous chances but both goaltenders held the teams scoreless. Stephon Thorne scored at 13:18 of the third period to give Toledo a 2-0 lead.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Kent Simpson made 20 saves and is 10-9-0-3 on the season. Toledo is 4-2-0-0 against the Cincinnati Cyclones this season.
The Toledo Walleye will return home on February 1 against the Elmira Jackals at the Huntington Center. Tickets are on sale now online at www.toledowalleye.com