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Walleye take 2-0 series lead with victory over Fuel

Monday, April 16th
Walleye take 2-0 series lead with victory over Fuel

(Toledo, OH) – Christian Hilbrich scored twice and Tyler Barnes picked up three assists as the Walleye defeated the Fuel 4-3 on Sunday evening in Toledo. Pat Nagle stopped 29 of 32 shots and is 2-0-0 in the playoffs. Toledo leads the best-of-seven series two games to none.

Tyler Barnes sent a pass back to Christian Hilbrich (3rd), who slammed his shot past Fuel goaltender, Etienne Marcoux, to give the Walleye a 1-0 lead at 8:06 of the first period. Pat Nagle would turn aside all eight shots he faced in the frame.

Indy would score two goals, including a power play goal, in the first 2:34 of the second period to take a 2-1 lead. Colin Jacobs (1st) would find the back of the net to tie the game 2-2 at 16:10 of the frame.

At 1:27 of the third period, Kyle Bonis sent a pass over to Barnes, who then passed the puck to Hilbrich (4th), who buried his shot to score his second of the game to make it 3-2 Walleye. Austen Brassard (1st) would find the back of the net at 17:35 of the frame to extend the Walleye lead to 4-2. The Fuel would pull within a goal at 19:20 to give the final score of 4-3.

Fish Tales:

  • Toledo is 2-0-0 in the postseason and plays on Wednesday and Thursday night in Indy with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop both nights.
  • Nagle stopped 29 of 32 shots and is 2-0-0 in the playoffs.
  • Tyler Barnes leads the Walleye with six points vs. the Fuel this postseason
  • Christian Hilbrich leads the Walleye with four goals against the Fuel this postseason.
  • The Walleye have an all-time home playoff record of 19-13.

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