BRAMPTON, Ontario – Dylan Sadowy extended his goal streak to four consecutive games with a late power play marker, but the Brampton Beast used the strength of three second-period goals to capture a 4-1 result over the Toledo Walleye on Wednesday at the CAA Centre.
Sadowy, who has recorded 15 points (9-6-15) over his last eight appearances, moved out of a four-way tie for the Walleye (33-16-5-3) lead with his 19th goal of the campaign. Former Toledo goaltender Jake Paterson blocked 31-of-32 shots to earn first-star honors, while Pat Nagle was tagged with the loss despite turning away 34-of-37.
Brampton (29-23-5-1) failed to solve Nagle during a scoreless opening period, but made a breakthrough 8:56 into the middle stanza. Walleye alumnus Daniel Leavens picked up the primary assist in his Beast debut when he sent a no-look pass across to Anthony Beauregard at the top of the right circle for a snapshot into the top right corner.
The hosts padded their lead with a pair of goals later in the period. Jonathan Racine fired a wrist shot from the top of the left circle past Nagle’s catching glove at 15:43, before Nathan Todd benefitted from an odd carom off the corner boards at the 19:12 mark.
The Walleye capitalized on their sole power play opportunity to spoil Paterson’s shutout bid with 6:26 to go in regulation, as Trevor Hamilton and Marcus Crawford combined to set up Sadowy for his fifth goal in four games. Daniel Ciampini added an empty-netter to restore Brampton’s three-goal cushion with 43 seconds remaining.
Toledo finished a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.
What’s Next:The Walleye head to the Hoosier State on Saturday to face the Fort Wayne Komets at 7:30 p.m., before concluding their three-game road trip on Sunday with a 3:05 p.m. puck drop against the Indy Fuel.
Three Stars:1. Brampton – Jake Paterson (W, 31 saves)2. Brampton – Jonathan Racine (goal)3. Brampton – Anthony Beauregard (goal)