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Published: Saturday, 12/21/2013 - Updated: 7 months ago

Walleye win on penalty shot

Mullane records 1st pro goal

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Toledo goalie Hannu Toivonen made 47 saves as the Walleye rallied for a 2-1 win against Kalamazoo on Friday night.

The Walleye trailed 1-0 late during the third period when David Gilbert tied it. Gilbert deflected Scott Arnold’s pass into the goal with 2 minutes, 42 seconds left in regulation.

Just 20 seconds later, Toledo forward Pat Mullane scored on a penalty shot for the game-winner and his first professional goal.

Mullane was reassigned to Toledo earlier in the day by Rockford of the American Hockey League.

Toivonen (3-4-0) made 47 saves on 48 shots. He made 17 saves in the first period.

The Wings scored the first goal at 8:15 of the second period when Justin Taylor tapped in a rebound. Kalamazoo had 38 shots on goal through two periods.

Toledo and Kalamazoo finished the first period scoreless despite the Wings having three power play chances. Both teams went 0 of 5 on the power play.

“It was tough to get off to good start with all of the penalties against us in the first period,” Walleye coach Nick Vitucci. “That said, our penalty kill did the job and gave us a chance tonight, along with the outstanding goaltending from Toivonen.”

The Wings outshot the Walleye 48-28. Kalamazoo goalie Joel Martin finished with 26 saves.

Toledo (8-12-3) plays again at Kalamazoo today.



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