Kalamazoo ends schneid with SO win Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio – Earning their first win in five games, the Kalamazoo Wings fought off a late charge from the Toledo Walleye in a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday night at the Huntington Center.   
 
Not wasting any time, the Walleye became the quickest K-Wings opponent this season to score against Kalamazoo. Battling in front of the net, Todd Broadhurst (9th) struck with a backhander 1:37 into the game to give Toledo the early advantage.
 
Sparked by a fight early in the second period by newly acquired forward Tyler Shelast, who was making his K-Wings debut, Kalamazoo responded with a equalizer from Alexandre Mallet (2nd) off the ensuing face-off 5:10 into the period.
 
Broadhurst (10th) reclaimed the lead for the Walleye scoring his second of the night on a power-play goal midway in the period.
 
Responding 39 seconds later, Kory Karlander (7th) evened the game at 2-2 with wrister from the slot 12:01 into the stanza. Assisting on the goal was Aaron Clarke, who extended his point streak to four games with the helper.
 
Building off of the momentum of the tally, Kalamazoo captured the lead 55 seconds later with a one-timer from Elgin Reid (5th).
 
Forcing overtime midway in the third, Brett Raedeke notched his first goal of the season to tie the game at 3-3.
 
The stingiest shootout team in the league prevailed in the extra session outdueling Toledo 2-0 with goals from Nick Sirota and Karlander.   In four shootout affairs this season, Kalamazoo has only surrendered two goals in 19 attempts this season.
Comment@prohockeynews.com  
Follow us on Twitter @prohockeynews

Leave a Comment