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Walleye grind out a point in overtime loss

Walleye grind out a point in overtime loss

(Wheeling, WV) Toledo scored twice late in the third period to erase a 3-1 deficit and pick up a point in 4-3 overtime loss Friday night at Wheeling. Toledo has a record of 6-2-2-0 and is 4-2-2-0 on the road.

The Walleye host the Nailers Saturday night at the Huntington Center. Both teams exchanged tremendous chances in a lightning quick first period that saw no scoring from either side. Shots were 8-4 Wheeling in the opening frame. Toledo sent 15 shots on net in the second period only to see Wheeling goaltender Sean Maguire stop all of them. The Nailers would take the lead at 5:54 followed quickly by another strike at 7:39 to lead 2-0 lead.

Toledo would cut into when Patrick McCarron (2nd) sent a shot from the blue line that deflected into the net at 6:43 of the third period. After the Nailers made it a 3-1 game Toledo mounted its comeback. Connor Crisp (3rd) wristed a perfect shot into the top right corner of the net at 17:29. Just 1:06 later Kevin Tansey blasted a shot past Maguire for his 3rd goal of the season to tie the game at three. In overtime, Shane Berschbach was hauled down which led to a three on two for the Nailers in which they capitalized on a goal from Reid Gardiner at 3:12 of the extra session.

Fish Tales: Goaltender Pat Nagle started the game for the Walleye and stopped 26 of the 30 shots he faced and has a record of 6-0-2-0 on the season.