Toledo collects a point but falls in OT 6-5
(Evansville, IN)– Trevor Parkes scored twice for Toledo, but the IceMen defeated the Walleye 6-5 in overtime Saturday night in Evansville. Toledo has an overall record of 5-10-3-0 and is 2-6-3-0 on the road this season.
Mike Seidel of Evansville beat Jared Coreau with a wrist shot to put the IceMen in front 1-0 at 5:35 of the first period. Toledo would tie the game at 12:26 of the period when Trevor Parkes tapped in his team leading 12th goal of the year on the power play. Kyle Rogers would score Toledo’s first shorthanded goal of the season at 16:21; his third goal this year. Evansville would score a late power play goal to tie the game at 2 following the first.
“When we are playing with an edge, being physical we will be successful,” said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. “That showed tonight as we built the two goal lead. Just need to find a better way to finish a game.”
Former Walleye defenseman Matt Krug would put the IceMen back in front at 4:46 of the second period. Toledo’s power play would strike again at 5:08 when Trevor Parkes scored his second goal of the game tapping in a rebound. Stephon Thorne would jump on a rebound to give Toledo the lead at 6:28 scoring his first goal of the season. The lead would grow to two goals when Louis Aubry wristed in his second goal of the year on a power play goal at 15:00. Evansville would get a goal in the last minute of the period to trim Toledo’s lead to one after two periods.
Evansville scored the lone goal of the third period at 13:28 to tie the game at 5. Toledo carried the play through much of overtime, but Jeremy Langlois beat Coreau with a wrist shot at 3:17.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Jared Coreau made 31 saves on 37 shots in net for Toledo. Coreau has a record of 1-5-3-0 this year. The three power play goals ties a season high for the Walleye set in a 4-3 overtime win at Florida on November 9th.