Walleye earn a point; downed in overtime, 2-1
2/24/2013 - (Toledo, OH)-Kyle Rogers scored the game tying goal with 20 seconds left in the game for Toledo, but the Walleye fell to the Cincinnati Cyclones 2-1 in overtime at the Huntington Center on Sunday evening. The Walleye are 30-19-3-4 on the season and are now 15-8-2-3 at home.
Cincinnati opened the scoring at 15:05 of the first period after Trevor Lewis was able to get a puck behind Walleye goaltender Jordan Pearce.
Toledo put nine shots on the Cincinnati goal, but Michael Houser stopped all of the attempts.
No goals were scored in the second period, keeping the score 1-0 in favor of the Cyclones. Toledo had eight shots on goal in the middle period.
The Walleye brought the Huntington Center to its feet, tying the game up with 20 seconds left to play in the game. Kyle Rogers got the game tying goal for the Walleye off to the side of the Cincinnati net with assists from Wes O'Neill and Willie Coetzee on the power play.
Cincinnati would score 1:30 into overtime, Charles-Olivier Roussel picked up the goal, giving the Cyclones a 2-1 win.
-Goaltender Jordan Pearce made 25 saves and is 14-7-2-1 on the year.
-Toledo is 4-2-1-0 against the Cyclones this season.
-The Walleye out shot the Cyclones 32-27 over the course of the game.
Walleye Roster Moves:
Prior to today's game, goaltender Jimmy Spratt signed a player try-out agreement with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Spratt appeared in one game on February 15, where the Walleye lost in overtime 3-2 against the Kalamazoo Wings. Grand Rapids played against the San Antonio Rampage today, where he backed up former Toledo goaltender, Petr Mrazek. Grand Rapids won in decisive fashion, beating the Rampage, 7-3.
Toledo returns home on Saturday, March 2 at 7:05 p.m. when they host the Evansville IceMen. Join the Walleye, the ProMedica Cancer Institute, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the “Pink in the Rink” weekend! The Walleye will be wearing pink jerseys that will be made available for purchase during a live-auction following the game, the ice surface will be painted pink, and the first 2,000 fans will receive pink glow wands upon entrance. Put on your pink wear and head down to the Huntington Center to catch all the Walleye action. Tickets are available for purchase by calling 419-725-9255, at the arena box office or online at www.toledowalleye.com.
Game Story By: Samantha Hoot