March 31, 2017
Walleye slowed by the Fuel
(Toledo, OH) Jordan Hill scored early in the second period but that was it for the Walleye in a 4-1 loss to Indy Friday night at the Huntington Center. Toledo has an overall record of 48-15-2-2 and is 25-6-1-2 at home.
Toledo and Indy had a stretch in the first period of over 10 minutes without a whistle with each team having chances. Following the scoreless first, Toledo struck early on in the second period as Jordan Hill (3rd) wristed a shot that went off of the glove of goaltender Eric Levine at 1:15 of the second period for a 1-0 lead.
Indy put together two goals nine seconds apart to lead 2-1 after two periods. The Fuel struck for a pair in the third period to post the win. Toledo out Indy 33-26 in the contest.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Jake Paterson had 22 saves and his record is 32-12-1-1 on the season. The loss snapped Toledo’s 13 game home unbeaten streak. The last home loss for the Walleye was 5-2 to Kalamazoo on February 4. Tonight was the first game all season in which the Walleye did not have a power play chance.