February 24, 2018
Walleye tie sellout record in win over Gladiators
(Toledo, OH) – The Walleye defeated the Gladiators 3-2 on Saturday night in Toledo in front of a sold-out crowd. Saturday’s sellout of 8,300 ties the record for 20 sellouts in a single regular season set last year on the final game of the season, against Indy. The Walleye won that contest 10-0. Pat Nagle stopped 29 of 31 shots and is now 25-4-2-1 on the season. The Walleye are 36-14-2-2 on the season and 22-4-0-0 at home.
Atlanta took an early 1-0 lead when Darby Llewellyn’s slap shot beat Pat Nagle at 6:33 of the first period. Erik Bradford tipped in Austen Brassard’s shot at 15:09 of the first to tie the game 1-1.
The Gladiators took a 2-1 lead at 2:05 of the second period. Ryan Obuchowski barreled his way to the front of the net to sneak his shot past Gladiators goaltender, Sean Bonar at 13:11 of the second to tie the game 2-2. Dylan Sadowy sniped his shot top-shelf to give the Walleye a 3-2 lead at 14:19 of the second. “We were down a couple guys, but we came together in the third period and got the win. That’s all that matters,” said Sadowy.
Coach Watson was happy with the way the team battled and competed tonight. “It was great to see our PK stand tall and come up big in the end,” Watson said.
- The Walleye are home on Sunday for a 5:15 p.m. puck drop against Greenville.
- Pat Nagle stopped 29 of 31 shots and is now 25-4-2-1 on the season.
- Dylan Sadowy has at least one point in each of his past six games.
- Tonight’s 20th sellout of the season ties the record for most sellouts in a single regular season.
- We raised $7200 in the jersey raffle last night. The proceeds benefit Walleye Wishing Well, The Epilepsy Center of NW Ohio, Girl Scouts of America, and City Mission of Findlay.