Walleye get a point in 5-4 loss at Fort Wayne
(Fort Wayne, IN)– Toledo scored with 58 seconds left to tie Fort Wayne but fell 5-4 in overtime to the Komets Friday night. Toledo has an overall record of 4-5-2-0 and is 2-4-2-0 on the road this season.
The Komets would get the only goal in a very even first period of play. At 7:33 of the first, Chris Auger beat Jared Coreau to the glove side with a wrist shot to give Fort Wayne the lead.
“We worked extremely hard tonight,” said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. “We did a great job battling back all night long, showing great character. It just didn’t go our way in the end.”
The Komets opened up a three goal with back to back goals to start the second period. The game would remain that way until Daniel Koger, playing in his first game since October 24th, backhanded a shot past goaltender Andrey Makarov at 18:23. It was the first goal of the year for Koger. Trevor Parkes would score his team leading 7th goal of the year at 19:07 when fired a wrist shot past the Fort Wayne goaltender.
Toledo would tie the game at 3 when Martin Frk fed a pass to Marek Tvrdon who blasted a one timer in for his 4th goal of the year at 26 seconds of the third period. The Komets would regain the lead with a power play goal 4:04 of the 3rd. With just 58 seconds left, Kyle Rogers would tap in a rebound for his 2nd goal of the year. Mike Vaskivuo would score the game winner at 1:09 of overtime.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Jared Coreau made 37 saves on 42 shots in net for Toledo. Coreau has a record of 0-2-2-0 on the season.