With big points at stake at the Huntington Center, the Walleye scored early and then tallied two more in the third period tonight to knock off Wheeling 3-1.
Trevor Parkes scored early for Toledo and Willie Coetzee tallied the game winner with 9:20 left. Joey Martin added an insurance goal 36 seconds later.
Walleye goalie Kent Simpson was strong throughout and spectacular at times as he finished with 35 saves.
Chris Barton tallied the Nailers' goal.
A sellout crowd of 7,468 celebrated St. Patrick's Day with green ice and green beer.
Both goals by Parkes and Coetzee came on the power play.
Toledo defeated the Nailers 5-3 in Wheeling on Friday. The teams meet again 5 p.m. Sunday at the Huntington Center. The Walleye are now 7-0-1 against Wheeling.
Toledo killed off all seven Wheeling power plays.
Toledo (33-23-9) has 75 points and currently occupies the eighth and final spot in the playoff race in the ECHL Eastern Conference. Wheeling (27-26-11) has 65.
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