In a battle with a beast in Brampton
October 24, 2014
by Matt Melzak
Look Back: Toledo started the 14-15 season with a 4-1 loss this past Saturday night at home to Cincinnati as Cyclones goaltender Rob Madore made 35 saves.
Packing the Huntington: Saturday night saw a crowd of 8,000 enter the Huntington Center for the game against Cincinnati. The Walleye have seen at least 8,000 for every home opener since the first game in 2009. Saturday’s sellout was the 49th in Walleye history.
Shooting for the Stars: Toledo held a 36-17 shot advantage in Saturday's home loss to the Cyclones. That includes a dominating 28-11 shot advantage over the final two periods of play.
Getting the First: Forward Dane Walters excited the standing room only crowd on Saturday night by scoring the first Walleye goal of the season.
Holding them at Bay: The 17 total shots against was the fewest a Walleye team has allowed in a season opener besting the old mark of 24 set October 15,2011 in a 5-1 loss to Chicago.
Looking at Tonight: The Walleye will play it's first road game of the season tonight in Brampton. Since 2009, Toledo is 2-2-1 in road openers, including a 4-3 shootout win at Fort Wayne last season.
Roading It Up: Toledo will finish its trip through Canada with a Sunday contest in Brampton before heading to Gwinnett and South Carolina for three games. The Walleye return home November 8 vs. Evansville.