Kalamazoo scored twice in each period to push away from Toledo 6-4 in front of a sellout crowd of 7,761 Saturday night at the Huntington Center. Toledo has an overall record of 18-36-3-1 and is 9-19-0-0 at home.
Kalamazoo started quick with a goal just 20 seconds into the game from Chris Lawrence. The Wings would strike for another at 12:20 of the first to make it 2-0.
"It was nice to see us get the offense going," said Head Coach Dan Watson. "We played well in neutral zone but had too many breakdowns in the defensive zone."
Down 3-0 after an early second period goal, Toledo's power play would find the back of the net on the third goal of the season from Joe Gleason. Justin Taylor of Kalamazoo would make it 4-2 at 12:00 of the period. David Gilbert would deflect a blue shot past Wings goaltender Joel Martin at 15:09 for his 15th goal of the season.
The offense would continue for the Wings with back to back goals to start the third period. Toledo would get goals from Richard Nedomlel (8th) and the first professional goal from Ken Peroff to cap the scoring.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Hannu Toivonen made 34 saves on 40 shots on goal. Toivonen has a record 9-10-0-0 on the season. Toledo has not won a home game since January 26 (4-2 over Greenville), a span of ten straight games.