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by George Malik on 04/12/14 at 10:00 PM ET
Things did not go as planned for a trio of Red Wings prospects on Saturday, but one player's loss stung like nobody's business.
And in the ECHL, it's probably unlikely that Jared Coreau will play in the Toledo Walleye's 2013-2014 campaign-ending home game against Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon, so Coreau likely played his last pro game of the year as the Walleye lost 4-3 to Fort Wayne in a shootout--but Coreau stopped 50 shots and five of seven shootout shooters.
Coreau and Nedomlel, who finished at -1, are likely to head to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday (the Griffins play in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday afternoon)...
And Coreau will finish the year with all of 1 professional win as the lanky 6'5" goalie has had to re-learn how to catch--after major shoulder surgery--while playing on one of the ECHL's worst teams.
The Walleye's website posted a short recap:
Jared Coreau made a season high 50 saves but Toledo fell 4-3 in a shootout at Fort Wayne Saturday night. Toledo has an overall record of 21-43-4-3 and is 10-21-3-2 on the road.
The Walleye would grab the game’s first goal when Brett Perlini slapped a wrist shot in for his 10th goal of the season at 15:32. The Komets would tie the game just 33 seconds later when Brandon Marino slipped a shot past Jared Coreau.
“The game plan tonight was to make them play defense,” said Head Coach Dan Watson. “They had us running around in our zone last Sunday and we wanted to turn the tables a bit. We did a good job of that for most of the night; we just didn’t make the plays to finish in the shootout.”
The Komets would take the lead at 1:57 of the second period when Simon Danis-Pepin sent a blue line shot that snuck through Coreau. Toledo would mount its comeback after the Komets took a 3-1 lead early in the third period. Max Shalunov would score 4:00 minutes into the third period and then again at 19:43 to pull Toledo even at 3. Shalunov has a team leading 18 goals on the season.
Walleye Notes: Goaltender Jared Coreau made 50 saves on 53 shots on goal. Coreau has a record of 1-12-3-3 on the season. Toledo finished the season 1-6-1-1 against the Komets.
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