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Third period comeback comes up short in loss

Third period comeback comes up short in loss

(Glens Falls, NY) Shane Berschbach had a two point night but the Thunder offense was too much for the Walleye in a 5-3 loss Friday night at Adirondack. Toledo has a record of 2-2-1-0 and is 1-2-1-0 on the road.

Adirondack held a 15-7 shot advantage in the first period and took the lead late in the frame when Shane Conacher beat J.P. Anderson with a wrist shot with just 54 seconds left. Both teams had a power play chance in the first with neither scoring.

In the second period, Shane Berschbach would pick up his first goal of the year when his wrist shot from the left circle beat Drew Fielding glove side at 3:19. The even score was short lived as the Thunder scored just 17 seconds about Berschbach. That opened the flood gates as Adirondack scored three more before the end of the period to lead 5-1. One of those goals came from former Bowling Green Falcon forward Pierre-Luc Mercier.

Toledo tried to mount a comeback that started when Simon Denis (2nd) blasted in a one-timer from the slot at 11:05 of the third period. Things became tense for the home club when Alden Hirschfeld netted his first goal of the year at 14:19. Toledo kept up the pressure with 11 shots but could get no closer.

Fish Tales: Goaltender J.P. Anderson made his first Toledo Walleye start and allowed five goals on 27 shots and has a record of 0-1-0-0 on the season. The five goals allowed is a season high surrendered by the Walleye. Toledo outshot the Thunder 23-12 over the final two periods and 30-27 for the game.