Fort Wayne, IND.– The Toledo Walleye set a new Walleye record for goals in a game in a 9-4 win at Fort Wayne. Toledo has a record of 18-12-0-1 and is 9-7-0-1 on the road this season.
Toledo would get the game's first goal just 3:11 into the opening period. Kyle Rogers beat Ken Reiter with a wrist shot from the left circle for his 6th goal of the season. Joey Martin and Randy collected the assists on the goal from Rogers. The Komets would tie the game at 6:21 when J.M. Rizk beat Pearce on a breakaway from the Toledo blue line. Toledo would regain the lead just 34 seconds later at 6:55 when Andrej Nestrasil wristed a shot past Reiter. The lone assist went to Cody Lampl on the 9th goal of the season from Nestrasil. The Komets would even the game at two at 10:39 when Pearce was beaten Scott Kishel.
"The message was to keep things simple tonight," said Head Coach Nick Vitucci. "We did a great job matching their energy at the start of the game. The best part was that we finished this team off after we got the lead."
Terry Broadhurst would put Toledo back in front 3-2 at 7:13 of the second when he beat Reiter with a one-timer. Nestrasil had a perfect pass to Broadhurst for his 11th goal of the season. Wes O'Neill would put the Walleye in front by two goals at 9:43 with a power play goal, his 10th of the season. Toledo would make it 5-2 when Andrej Nestrasil scored his second goal of the night on a wrist shot from the right circle (O'Neill and Willie Coetzee assisting). The Komets would get a late goal to close to gap to 5-3 after two periods.
The offensive explosion would continue in the third period. Travis Novak would make it 6-3 at 8:52 of the period. After a Komet goal made it 6-4, Toledo's Travis Novak would score his second goal of the game and 5th of the season to make 7-4 at 11:56. Adam Hobson would score his second of the year and Joey Martin would score a shorthanded goal for his 6th to round out the scoring.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Jordan Pearce made 28 saves and is 9-5-0-0 on the season. The goal in the first period extended Andrej Nestrasil's point streak to a season high 11 games (4g, 13a).
Prior to the game tonight, Toledo added forward John May to the roster for the game. May has appeared in 26 games over four years with the Walleye scoring twice with two assists.