Evansville takes down Toledo 7-3
(Evansville, IN)– The IceMen scored 4 unanswered goals in the third period to beat Toledo 7-3 Thursday night in Evansville. Toledo has an overall record of 5-10-2-0 and is 2-6-2-0 on the road this season.
The IceMen would collect the lead when Mike Seidel deflected a pass through Hannu Toivonen at 5:36 of the first. Toledo would tie the game at one when Martin Frk threw a pass in front of the Evansville net that deflected off of the leg of defenseman Thomas Larkin and into the net at 10:27. Forward Kyle Rogers and defenseman Max Nicastro picked up the assists on the 4th goal of the year for Frk.
“I was happy that we were finally rewarded with some goals tonight,” said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. “We gave ourselves a chance tonight but credit Evansville. They made the plays in the third period to beat us.”
Evansville would regain the lead at 4:48 of the second period when Andre Bouvet-Morrisette blistered a one-timer past Toivonen. Toledo would tie it with a power play goal at 10:28 of the second period when Marek Tvrdon blasted a slap shot through Evansville goaltender Allen York. The 5th goal of the year from Tvrdon was set up by Russ Sinkewich and Trevor Parkes. The IceMen would lead 3-2 after two periods when Morrisette scored his second goal of the game at 14:59.
After the IceMen regained a one goal lead, the Walleye would tie the game at 3 when Trevor Parkes scored his 11th goal of the season at 6:27 of the third period. Evansville would get three goals in 2:21 to pull away from the Walleye.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Hannu Toivonen made 18 saves on 25 shots in net for Toledo. Toivonen has a record of 0-2-0-0 this year. The goal by Frk at 10:27 of the first period snapped a scoreless streak of 200 minutes, 57 seconds for the Walleye. The power play goal in the second period was the first power play goal for Toledo since November 11th at Orlando (span of 6 games).