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Published: Saturday, 2/2/2013

Walleye top Elmira 4-1

BLADE STAFF

The Walleye erupted for three goals in a span of 10:05 in the second period to roll past Elmira 4-1 before a crowd of 4,577 at the Huntington Center.

Defenseman Wes O'Neill opened the scoring at the 13:00 mark of the second period. Forward Byron Froese then scored a power play goal to give Toledo a 2-0 lead with 3:22 left in second period.

Just 27 seconds later, Pat Knowlton tipped a shot past Elmira goalie Maxime Clermont (24 saves) for a 3-0 lead. Knowlton, who was signed on Jan. 9, scored his first goal in a Walleye uniform. He has six points in 10 games.

Rookie goalie Kent Simpson finished with 29 saves and had a shutout until 1:29 remained in the game.

Joey Martin added an empty net goal with 48 seconds left.

Simpson had 20 saves in a 2-0 win over Cincinnati on Thursday night. He had eight saves in the first period, seven in the second, and 14 in the third.

The Walleye (25-17-4) have won four straight and six of their last seven.

Toledo hosts Reading Saturday night at 7:05 p.m.



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