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Prospect news: Walleye lose matinee game to Fort Wayne

Of prospect-related note:

In the ECHL, the Toledo Walleye held a matinee game for Toledo-area schoolchildren, and things did not go well. The Walleye built a 2-1 lead over Fort Wayne on the strength of a pair of goals by Mike Borkowski, but the Komets scored 3 goals in 3:27 of 3rd period play (and then an empty-netter) to pull off a 5-2 upset.

In terms of Red Wings prospects, Zach Nastasiuk had an assist and 4 shots, finishing at -1, and Vili Saarijarvi had 5 shots and finished at -1; Matej Machovsky stopped 23 of 27 shots.

The Walleye's website posted a recap and a highlight clip:

Big third period lifts Komets over Walleye

Toledo fell to the Komets 5-2 on Wednesday morning in front of a sold out crowd. Machovsky stopped 23 of 27 shots to is now 2-3-0-1 on the season. Toledo is 14-5-2-1 on the season and 7-1-0 at home.

Mike Borkowski opened the scoring with a power play goal at 15:55 of the first period to give the Walleye a 1-0 lead.

Fort Wayne tied the game 1-1 at 13:20 of the second period.

Mike Borkowski scored his second of the game on the power play to make it a 2-1 Walleye lead at 9:13 of the third period. Fort Wayne tied the game 2-2 at 12:39 of the third. The Komets took a 3-2 lead at 13:39 of the third period. Fort Wayne extended their lead 4-2 at 15:56 of the third period. Fort Wayne took a 5-2 lead on an empty net goal at 19:13 of the third.

Fish Tales:

  • The Walleye are home Friday night for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop against Tulsa and Saturday night for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop against Wheeling.
  • Machovsky stopped 23 of 27 shots and is now 2-3-0-1 on the season.
  • Tyler Barnes leads Toledo with 7 points in 4 games against Fort Wayne this season.
  • Today’s crowd of 7,542 is good for our eighth sell out of the season in eight home games.

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