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Walleye shatter attendance records in final home game of regular season

The Walleye fell to the Komets 5-2 on Friday night in Toledo. Pat Nagle stopped 23 of 27 shots and is now 36-6-3-1 on the season. The Walleye are 49-17-3-2 on the season and 28-7-1-0 at home. Tonight’s crowd of 8,388 was the largest single game attendance in franchise history!

With the last regular season home game in the books, these are the attendance records the Walleye set in 2017-18:

  • 28 sellouts
  • 8,388 single game attendance record (April 6) 
  • 13 games with attendance of more than 8,000
  • 273,613 total attendance for a single season
  • 7,600 average attendance per game

Shane Berschbach tipped in the shot by AJ Jenks at 3:30 of the first period to put the Walleye up 1-0. Fort Wayne tied the game 1-1 with a deflected goal at 7:36 of the frame. The Komets took a 2-1 lead at 13:32.

The Komets extended their lead to 3-1 at 9:07 of the second period. Tyler Barnes sent a pass to Kyle Bonis, who would then slap his shot past Komets goaltender, Michael Houser, at 10:31 of the frame to cut the Komets’ lead to 3-2.

The Komets took a 4-2 lead at 8:30 of the final period. The Komets would seal the deal with an empty net goal to make it 5-2 at 18:56 of the frame.

Fish Tales:

  • The Walleye are in Indy tomorrow night for a 7:35 p.m. puck drop against the Fuel.
  • Nagle stopped 23 of 27 shots and is now 36-6-3-1 on the season.
  • Tyler Barnes leads the Walleye against Fort Wayne with nine points (1G, 8A) in eight games.
  • Shane Berschbach has seven points (4G, 3A) in his past six games and has scored in three straight.