Toledo rally cools Komets, Walleye take 2-1 series lead.


The Walleye scored two goals in the final six minutes of the third period to rally and top the Komets 4-3 in game three of the Central Division Finals. Toledo now leads the series 2-1.

Toledo opened the scoring just 3:37 into the first period when Dylan Sadowy – who was recently brought in from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins – threw a shot on goal that deflected off Komets defenseman Ryan Lowney and into the net for the first tally of the night. The Komets outshot the Walleye 15-7 in the first period but trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes.

In the second period – again at 3:37 into the frame – former Komets fan favorite Mike Embach found the net for Toledo for his first goal of the postseason, upping the Walleye lead to 2-0.

At 6:43 the Komets would get on the board with Cody Sol’s second goal of the playoffs, cutting the deficit to 2-1. At 12:02 Bobby Shea’s second goal of the postseason would knot the game at 2-2 heading into the third period.

The Komets would take their first lead of the night 2:52 into the third period when Daniel Maggio would net his second goal of the playoffs to make it 3-2 Fort Wayne.

However, at 14:05 Sadowy would find the net for the second time of the evening, tying the game at 3-3. Just over a minute later at 15:08 Toledo would capitalized on the power play with Shane Berschbach scoring his second goal of the playoffs as the Walleye took a 4-3 lead.

Michael Houser stopped 27-of-31 shots in goal for the Komets.

Pat Nagle was 36-for-39 in goal for Toledo.

Game four is set for Friday at 8 p.m. at the Coliseum.

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