Walleye fall to Elmira, 4-2

2/1/2014
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Toledo's Travis Novak (12) brings the puck around under pressure form Cincinnati's Dan Eves (16) during the first period.
Toledo's Travis Novak (12) brings the puck around under pressure form Cincinnati's Dan Eves (16) during the first period.

Toledo's Aaron Bogosiar (16) brings the puck around.
Toledo's Aaron Bogosiar (16) brings the puck around.

Kevin Lynch scored a power-play goal with less than five minutes left in the third period, but his goal couldn't help propel a late-game rally for the Toledo Walleye in a 4-2 loss to Elmira tonight at the Huntington Center.

Toledo took a 1-0 lead at 2:37 of the first period when Bobby Shea one-timed Kyle Rogers’ feed from behind the net past Elmira goalie Neil Conway (38 saves).

Harry Young tied the game at 1-1 at 12:12 of the first and with less than three minutes left in the second, Patch Alber gave Elmira a 2-1 lead.

Dane Walters gave Elmira a 3-1 lead at 12:57 of the third and Lynch scored at 15:35 of the third to cut the lead to 3-2. Mike Vaskivuo scored an empty-net goal for Elmira with 7.3 seconds left in the third.

Mac Carruth made 35 saves for Toledo, while Conway made 38 saves for Elmira.

Toledo plays at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at Cincinnati.