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Countdown to Face-Off: Kalamazoo Wings at Toledo Walleye

April 12, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kalamazoo Wings News Release


Kalamazoo Wings @ Toledo Walleye

Huntington Center Toledo, Ohio

Sunday, April 12, 2015 5:15 PM

Game Preview

The Kalamazoo Wings will drop the curtain on the regular season with a trip to the Huntington Center to take on the Toledo Walleye. This will be the 13th and final regular season encounter between the teams. So far this year, the K-Wings are 5-6-0-1 versus the Walleye.

Kalamazoo defeated Toledo 4-1 last night at the Wings Event Center. Oscar Dansk made 22 saves to earn his first victory as a member of the K-Wings. Gergo Nagy led all K-Wings in scoring, notching two assists to extend his point streak to seven games.

The Walleye have been heating up at the right time. Toledo, who is 11-2-1-0 in their 14 games, enters today on a three-game home winning streak. The Walleye, who have sewn up the North Division crown are still looking to clinch the top record in both the Eastern Conference and the entire league.

Team Leaders: Kalamazoo Wings Toledo Walleye

Goals: Ludwig Blomstrand (33 Goals) Kyle Bonis (36 Goals)

Assists: Gergo Nagy (35 Assists) Shane Berschbach (44 Assists)

Points: Matt Caria (55 Points) Tyler Barnes (71 Points)

+/-: Jeremie Blain (+11) Cody Lampl (+26)

Penalty Minutes: Dane Fox (108 Minutes) Tyler Elbrecht (110 Minutes)

Power Play Goals: Ludwig Blomstrand (10 Goals) Tyler Barnes, Kyle Bonis (11 Goals)

Short Handed Goals: Justin Taylor (3 Goals) Kyle Bonis (2 Goals)

Game Winning Goals: Justin Taylor (5 Goals) Kyle Bonis (8 GW)

Shots: Dane Fox (197 Shots) Kyle Bonis (234 Shots)

Shooting Percentage: Ludwig Blomstrand (20.9%) Martin Frk (27.4%)

Overtime Goals: Dane Fox, Eric Kattelus, Shane Berschbach (1 Goal)

Patrick Kennedy, Justin Taylor (1 Goal)

Shootout Goals: Nathan Longpre, Gergo Nagy Troy Schwab (7 Goals)

Justin Taylor (1 Goal)

Shootout Percentage: Nathan Longpre, Gergo Nagy (50%) Troy Schwab (77.8 %)

Goals Against Average: Scott Munroe (2.53 ) Neil Conway ( 2.09)

Save Percentage: Joel Martin (0.911) Neil Conway (0.928)

All-Time/ Season Series

All-Time Series: K-Wings Lead All-Time Series: 45-24-4-5

Season Series: K-Wings Trail Season Series: 5-6-0-1

Last Meeting: K-Wings Won 4-1 on April 11th @ Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Next Meeting: Last Meeting of the Regular Season

Heating Up

Two members of the K-Wings are on impressive point streak. Gergo Nagy is on a seven-game streak, while Justin Kovacs has registered a point in three straight contests.

Nearing a Milestone

Forward Patrick Kennedy is nearly in a milestone. Kennedy is two points shy of 100 in his career.

One for the Road

The K-Wings enter this afternoon looking to move to 500 on the season away from the Wings Event Center. Kalamazoo is 15-16-2-2 on the road.

Four in a Row

Kalamazoo looks to end the regular season on a streak. The K-Wings enter today on a four-game (3-0-1-0) unbeaten streak in regulation.

League Honor

Earlier this week Toledo's Jeff Lerg received a league honor. Lerg was named to the All-ECHL Second Team.

Quick Starts

Toledo has been a team that gets started quickly. The Walleye have outscored their opponents 82-45 in the opening 20 minutes.

Good Things Come in Threes

While their six-game (5-0-1-0) unbeaten streak in regulation fell last night, Toledo returns home looking to keep another streak alive. The Walleye are riding three-game home winning streak.

Tops in the League

The Walleye enter today looking to secure home ice throughout the entire playoffs. Toledo is tied with the Florida Everblades for top seed in Eastern Conference and both are tied with the Allen Americans for the best record in the entire league.

Tickets! Get Your Tickets!!

Tickets for all K-Wings home games are now on sale. Fans can purchase tickets at the Wings Events Center Ticket Office, any Ticketmaster location or at kwings.com.

Get On-Line

This season, the best way to keep track of the K-Wings is to log onto the team's website at www.kwings.com . The site has player profiles, video on your hometown team, and much, much more.

K-Wings on the Net

Catch all the K-Wings games, home and away, on the K-Wings Broadcast Network at www.echl.tv . Join the "Voice of the K-Wings" Mike Modugno for all 72 regular season games plus the playoffs. Pregame coverage begins with the Kalsee Credit Union Pre-Game Show 15 minutes prior to face-off. For the most complete coverage of the K-Wings from the opening face-off to the final buzzer, keep your smart phones, tablets and computers logged onto the K-Wings Broadcast Network.

Upcoming Games

Friday, April 17th @ Fort Wayne 8:00 PM (Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One)

Saturday, April 18th @ Fort Wayne 7:30 PM (Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two)

Wednesday April 22nd Vs Fort Wayne 7:00 PM (Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Three)

Friday, April 24th Vs Fort Wayne 7:30 PM (Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Four)

*Saturday, April 25th Vs Fort Wayne 7:30 PM (Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Five)

*Monday, April 27th @ Fort Wayne 7:30 PM (Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Six)

*Wedsnesday, April 29th @ Fort Wayne 7:30 PM (Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Seven)

(* Denotes Games that Will Only Be Played If Necessary)


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