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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:00 am

Toledo 3 Komets 1

Komets drop 3rd straight

Unable to solve former goalie till late in 3rd period

Journal Gazette

The Komets dropped their third straight, a 3-1 loss to the Toledo Walleye in front of 6,679 fans at the Huntington Center in Toledo on Friday.

It's the Komets' third three-game losing streak this season.

The Komets still lead the series with Toledo 5-2-0.

Connor Crisp gave Toledo a 1-0 lead at 16:46 of the first period. Erik Bradford and Tyler Barnes had assists.

Shane Berschbach scored from the edge of the right circle to make it 2-0 Toledo at 7:59 of the third period. Luke Esposito scored an empty net goal with assists from Ryan Obuchowski and goaltender Pat Nagle at 16:25 of the third.

Shawn Szydlowski scored with an assist from Ryan Lowney at 18:46 of the third for his 19th goal of the season, 11th against Toledo.

Former Komet Nagle stopped 24 of 25 shots for the Walleye, and Michael Houser saved 33 of 35 shots for Fort Wayne.

The Komets take on Brampton at 7:15 p.m. today.

They will play their second game without Zac Larraza as he serves his two-game ECHL suspension for shooting the puck into the stands at Wheeling on Sunday after he was given a penalty for high-sticking.