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'Our fish, our fight!' Walleye take on Florida Everblades in Kelly Cup Finals | LIVE BLOG

It's the second trip to the finals in Toledo Walleye franchise history. Florida carries a 1-0 series lead. Game 2 is Saturday night at the Huntington Center.

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Published: 5:20 PM EDT June 3, 2022
Updated: 5:34 PM EDT June 5, 2022

Editor's Note: The attached video originally aired on May 20, 2022.

The Toledo Walleye are taking on the Florida Everblades in this year's Kelly Cup finals, which begin with game one in Toledo Friday night.

The best-of-seven series determines the champion of the ECHL.

The Walleye were last in the finals in 2019, when they were defeated by the Newfoundland Growlers.

The Kelly Cup was canceled in 2020 and the Walleye opted out of playing in 2021, both times because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toledo clinched the Brabham Cup for best record in the regular season and with it, home-ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs.

The Walleye have a 12-2 ECHL playoff record this year. To reach the finals, they defeated Cincinnati Cyclones in the first round, the Wheeling Nailers in the second round and the Utah Grizzlies in the third round.

While Toledo has won championships in the past, the Walleye have not won the Kelly Cup in the history of the franchise.

This is only the second trip to the finals for the fish.

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