April 7, 2017
Walleye win 50th of the year
(Indianapolis, IN) Shane Berschbach had a pair of assists and Kyle Bonis scored in his Walleye return as Toledo beat the Fuel 3-2 Friday night in Indy. Toledo has an overall record of 50-17-2-2 and is 25-10-1-0 on the road.
Alex Globke (4th) scored twice Wednesday night in Fort Wayne and he started the scoring tonight in Indy when he wristed in Toledo’s first goal at 7:51 of the first period. The Fuel countered with a goal to tie the game at 12:53. In his first game back in a Walleye uniform, Kyle Bonis (6th) found the scoreless but firing in a wrist shot just 20 seconds after the Fuel evened the game.
Toledo picked up a power play goal at 10:29 of the second period when Nolan Zajac (11th) beat Jake Hildebrand with a wrist shot from the top of the circles. The Fuel closed the gap with an even strength goal at 16:08 for a 3-2 Walleye lead after two periods. Toledo outshot the Fuel 39-30 including 14-9 in the third period to salt away the win.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Jake Paterson stopped 28 of Indy’s 30 shots and has a record of 33-13-1-1 on the season. The win sets a new single season goaltender wins record for Paterson, passing Jeff Lerg’s 32 from 2014-15. Toledo finishes the road slate with a Walleye record 25 wins and have tied the 2014-15 season for the most season wins in Toledo ECHL history.