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Walleye crack the Thunder

Walleye crack the Thunder

(Glens Falls, NY) Zach Nastasiuk finished with a pair of assists and Pat Nagle turned aside 30 shots in a 4-2 Saturday night win at Adirondack. Toledo has a record of 3-2-1-0 and is 2-2-1-0 on the road. Toledo will complete its seven day road trip Tuesday night at Worcester.

Adirondack struck first when a rebound was slipped between the pads of goaltender Pat Nagle just 3:54 into the opening period. Toledo would tie it when defenseman Kevin Tansey (2nd) ripped a blue line shot past goaltender Nic Riopel at 6:02 to even the game. The goal came just 11 seconds into the start of a power play.

A scrappy second period saw the Walleye shorthanded four different times but they would come out the frame with a 3-1 lead. Parker Reno followed Zach Nastasiuk to the net and tipped in the rebound of Nastasiuk’s shot to give the Walleye the lead at 17:57. Tyler Barnes would pick up his first goal of the year when he slammed in a pass from Mike Borkowski at 19:53.

The Thunder got a break just 1:31 into the third period when after Nagle stopped a shot the puck deflected off of Ryan Obuchowski into the back of the net. Toledo finished the game off when Connor Crisp deposited the empty net goal at 19:25 to seal the win.

Fish Tales: Goaltender Pat Nagle started the game for the Walleye and stopped 30 of Adirondack’s 32 shots and has a record of 3-0-1-0 on the season. The goal by defenseman Parker Reno in the second period was his first professional goal. Toledo stopped all seven of Adirondack’s power play chances.