Walleye win sixth straight; beat Greenville, 2-1!
2/7/2013 - (Greenville, SC)–Kent Simpson made 33 saves to lead Toledo to its sixth consecutive win 2-1 at Greenville. Toledo has an overall record of 27-17-0-4 and is 14-10-0-1 on the road this season. The win moves Toledo into a tie with Cincinnati for first in the North Division.
The Road Warriors started strong as they got the game’s first goal at 4:53 when Marc-Olivier Vallerand beat Kent Simpson on the backhand. Toledo would tie the game at one when Andrej Nestrasil wristed a shot past Greenville goaltender Scott Stajcer at 11:18. Walleye forwards Joey Martin and Byron Froese with the assists on the 11th goal of the year for Nestrasil.
“Just continue to do the things we have done over the past three weeks was the key to us being successful,” said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. “We did that to perfection tonight over the final two periods. Team defense and great goaltending is why we have continued to collect wins.”
Toledo held a 14-10 shot advantage in the second period but neither team could find the back of the net. Travis Novak pounced on a rebound just 50 seconds into the third to give Toledo a 2-1 lead. Defenseman Phil Rauch and forward Nino Musitelli with assists on the 7th goal of the year from Novak.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Kent Simpson made 33 saves and is 13-9-0-3 on the season. Toledo is 1-2-0-0 against the Greenville Road Warriors this season.
Toledo Walleye return home for Hockey Heritage Weekend in Toledo on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17. The alumni team plays its first ever game at the Huntington Center against the Fort Wayne Komets on Sunday. Tickets are available now at the box office, by calling 419-725-WALL, or online at www.toledowalleye.com