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Borkowski, Walleye nudge past Nailers

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Mike Borkowski, shown in a game earlier this season, charted 2 goals for the Toledo Walleye in a 5-4 win over Wheeling.

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WHEELING, W.Va. — Mike Borkowski scored two goals, including the eventual game-winner, and Ryan Obuchowski scored three points as the Toledo Walleye extended their winning streak to three games as they beat the Wheeling Nailers 5-4 at WesBanco Arena on Saturday.

Obuchowski had a goal and two assists, and Erik Bradford also had a goal and an assist for the Walleye (20-8-2). Shane Berschbach also had a goal for Toledo.

Troy Josephs, Hunter Fejes, and Cam Brown all had a goal and an assist for the Nailers (16-13-2). Riley Bourbonnais had the other goal for Wheeling, which now has lost two straight games.

Pat Nagle stopped 37 shots for Toledo, as he is now 16-2-2 on the season. Will King (4-3-1) had 19 saves for Wheeling .

The Walleye raced to a 2-0 lead on goals by Obuchowski and Borkowski in the first period. Bradford got a goal just 16 seconds into the second period, but the Nailers then came back with three consecutive goals to tie it at 3.

Josephs and Fejes scored at the 2:31 and 3:27 marks, respectively, to pull Wheeling close, then Bourbonnais tied it at 16:58 of the second. Berschbach and Borkowski scored in the final minute of the period for a 5-3 Toledo lead.

Brown then scored with 7:24 remaining in regulation, but the Nailers couldn’t get the tying goal.

The Walleye will visit Fort Wayne at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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