A look to the future
February 06, 2016
by Matt Melzak
Four game win streak gone: Last night's loss snapped Toledo's consecutive winning streak at four games. The Walleye had also won two consecutive road contests. In the games following any kind of loss for the Walleye they have a record of 9-5-0-1.
Berschbach stays hot: Forward Shane Berschbach deposited the lone goal for the Walleye last night and remains Toledo's top point producer with 41 points (15G, 26A). The second year pro is the reigning ECHL player of January and has been rolling since returning from an injury on December 26 with 13 assists and 10 goals over a span of 14 games.
Jenks streak stopped: A.J. Jenks had his ten game consecutive point streak snapped last night in Kalamazoo. He had tied the Walleye record for consecutive games with at least a point that was reached earlier this year by teammate Shane Berschbach and was set last season by Anthony Luciani.
Lerg's win streak snapped also: Jeff Lerg was looking last night to break the Walleye for consecutive wins by a goaltender but had his run of wins halted at seven straight. Lerg did reach that number during last season as well.
Shooting the puck against the KWings: Toledo sent 38 shots on the Kalamazoo goal last night and have peppered the Wings net in the season series amassing 163 shots in four games. The Walleye are averaging 40.75 shots on goal against Kalamazoo this year.
Defense is the key: Toledo has a record this season of 26-4-1-2 when holding teams to three goals or less this season. By contrast they are 1-8-0-1 when allowing four goals or more.
An interesting series so far: With last night's contest each team has had a blowout win in the series with Toledo defeating the KWings 5-2 in the first meeting. The other matchups have each gone the distance with each team winning a shootout contest.
Kalamazoo at home: The Wings are 10-9-1-2 at home this year and have a record of 5-3-2-0 over the past ten games. Curtis Valk has been unstoppable force for Kalamazoo as he has picked up 18 points (8G, 10A) in just 11 games with the Wings.