Countdown to Face-Off: Kalamazoo Wings vs Toledo Walleye
Kalamazoo Wings Vs Toledo Walleye
Wings Event Center Kalamazoo, Michigan
Friday, April 3, 2015 7:30 PM
North Division rivals will square off as the Kalamazoo Wings host the Toledo Walleye. This will be the 11th of 13 encounters between the teams this season. On the season, the K-Wings are 4-5-0-1 versus the Walleye.
After four straight games on the road, the K-Wings will return home. With 71 points, the K-Wings are currently in third place in the division, three points ahead of the Wheeling Nailers, five points in front of the Cincinnati Cyclones and seven point ahead of the Indy Fuel.
The Walleye have been heating up at the right time. Toledo, who is 8-1-1-0 in their 10 games, enter tonight on a three-game (2-0-1-0) unbeaten streak in regulation. With 98 points, the Walleye are in first place in the North, three points ahead of the Fort Wayne Komets.
Team Leaders: Kalamazoo Wings Toledo Walleye
Goals: Ludwig Blomstrand (30 Goals) Kyle Bonis (31 Goals)
Assists: Gergo Nagy (32 Assists) Shane Berschbach (40 Assists)
Points: Matt Caria (51 Points) Tyler Barnes (67 Points)
+/-: Isaac Macleod (+9) Cody Lampl (+21)
Penalty Minutes: Ben Wilson (100 Minutes) Tyler Elbrecht (106 Minutes)
Power Play Goals: Ludwig Blomstrand (9 Goals) Kyle Bonis (10 Goals)
Short Handed Goals: Justin Taylor (3 Goals) Kyle Bonis (2 Goals)
Game Winning Goals: Justin Taylor (5 Goals) Kyle Bonis (6 GW)
Shots: Dane Fox (180 Shots) Kyle Bonis (221 Shots)
Shooting Percentage: Michael Neal (20%) 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: 44-23-4-5
Season Series: K-Wings Trail Season Series: 4-5-0-1
Last Meeting: K-Wings Lost 5-2 on March 21st @ Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio
Next Meeting: Saturday, April 11th @ Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Forward Matt Caria enters tonight looking to extend a streak. Caria begins the night on a three-game goal and point streak.
Goaltender of the Week
On Wednesday, Joel Martin was named the CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week. Martin, who took home the award for the third time this season, went 2-0-0-0 last week with a goals-against average of 0.97 and a save percentage of 0.974.
Forward Eric Kattelus will return to the K-Wings lineup with a new look. Kattelus will be wearing his special ECHL Fantasy Team jersey, which will be auctioned off later this month on echl.com.
Home Sweet Home
Kalamazoo will be looking to extend a five-game home winning streak. Since January 1st, the K-Wings are 10-3-0-0 at the Wings Events Center.
Toledo's Shane Berschbach has been collecting points. Berschbach is riding a four-game point streak.
Turning Them Aside
Walleye goaltender Jeff Lerg has earned his fair share of victories. With 30 wins, Lerg ranks second in the ECHL in victories, behind Allen American's goaltender Riley Gill (31).
Nearing the Century Mark
Toledo is closing in on 100 points this season. The most points in a season by a Toledo hockey team is 104 points, both garnered by the Toledo Storm in 1995-96 and 2002-03.
Good Things Come in Threes
Toledo enters tonight looking to extend a three-game (2-0-1-0) unbeaten streak in regulation. The Walleye who are 8-1-1-0 in their last 10 overall games, is also riding a six-game (4-0-1-2) road unbeaten streak.
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.
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.
Saturday, April 4th Vs Wheeling 8:00 PM (Autism Awareness Night, presented by Sam's Club)
Wednesday, April 8th @ Indy 7:05 PM
Friday, April 10th Vs Fort Wayne 7:30 PM (3, 2, 1 Countdown to Fun! featuring $3 Beer, $2 Pepsi Products and $ 1 Hot Dogs)
Saturday, April 11th Vs Toledo 7:30 PM (Fan Appreciation Night, Last Regular Season Home Game)
Sunday, April 12th @ Toledo 5:15 PM (Last Game of the Regular Season)
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