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Published: Saturday, 11/23/2013

Walleye defeat Evansville 6-2

The Walleye's Alden Hirschfeld  and Evansville's Nathan Moon fight for the puck. The Walleye's Alden Hirschfeld and Evansville's Nathan Moon fight for the puck.

The Toledo Walleye erupted for four goals in the second period tonight to break a four-game losing streak.

Toledo trailed Evansville 1-0 after one period before a sellout crowd at the Huntington Center. But the Walleye exploded in the second period and skated away with a 6-2 victory.

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Walleye defensemen C.J. Chartrain and Joe Sova scored to overcome the one-goal deficit. And then forwards Kevin Lynch and Trevor Parkes scored just 27 seconds apart as Toledo seized a 4-2 lead late in the middle period.

Louis-Marc Aubry gave the Walleye some insurance with his first goal in a Toledo uniform with 11:12 left in the game. Just 42 seconds later Parkes scored his second of the night for a 6-2 cushion.

Walleye goalie Jared Coreau earned his first win as a professional and finished with 42 saves.

Toledo was without captain Kyle Rogers, who is out with a lower body injury. Rogers' absence is significant because he had played in 225 straight games in a Walleye uniform without missing a start.

Evansville (8-2-3) lost for just the second time this season and outshot the Walleye 44-36.

Nine Walleye players recorded points and four had multiple points.

Toledo (5-6-2) has two home games against South Carolina this week. The Walleye host the Stingrays on Wednesday and Friday.

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