TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The Toledo Walleye kicked off round two of the ECHL playoffs in front of a sell-out crowd at the Huntington Center on Saturday.
After getting the first playoff sweep in Walleye history against Indy, the Fish were looking to keep the momentum heading into round two.
The Walleye struck first and fast with a power play goal by veteran A.J. Jenks with 14:55 left in the first but the Komets were able to tie it back up shortly thereafter.
The Walleye went back on top just before the end of the 1st with a goal by A.J. Jenks again deflected off a shot by Simon Denis.
After the first period the Walleye had just 5 shots on goal to Fort Wayne's 21.
The Walleye briefly went up 3 -1 with a goal by Patrick McCarron but the Komets quickly added another 2 to their total to tie the game at 3.
Fort Wayne continued their dominance with shots on goals in the second and were able to take their first lead of the game with 5 minutes left in the period.
Fort Wayne tacked on another with 10 minutes left in the third to make it 5-3.
Toledo has their work cut out for them in the series against their rival Fort Wayne, a team they won just two of eight games against during the season.
The Walleye have history on their side though, they've eliminated the Komets two of the last three years.
The series marks the first time former Komet and current Walleye goaltender Pat Nagle goes against his former team in the playoffs.
Game two is Sunday, April 29. Puck drop is at 5:15 inside the Huntington Center.