Toledo Walleye stay alive, defeat Cincinnati Cyclones 3-2


CINCINNATI – The Toledo Walleye staved off elimination from the Kelly Cup playoffs by rallying to post a thrilling 3-2 double-overtime win over Cincinnati tonight.

Captain Kyle Rogers scored the game winner 1:41 into the second overtime at U.S. Bank Arena.

Defenseman Cody Lampl gave Toledo an early 1-0 lead before the Cyclones tallied two answered goals. Forward Travis Novak then tied it back up for Toledo with 13:14 left.

Walleye goalie Jordan Pearce got his first start of the playoffs and finished with 32 saves to extend his team's season.

Cincinnati rookie goaltender Michael Houser, who was the difference throughout much of the series, was stellar in net again. He finished with 42 saves.

Toledo now trails 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Game 5 will be played Saturday night at 7:30 at U.S. Bank Arena. The series would shift back to Toledo on Tuesday if the Walleye are able to win again.