Fort Wayne, IN-- Game 7 will be necessary. The Komets stunned the visiting Toledo Walleye Sunday night in Fort Wayne 3-2 in double-overtime to force game 7 of the ECHL best-of-seven second round series. A Mother's Day crowd of 5,246 was sent home after witnessing the Komets third straight overtime home win.Brett Perlini started the scoring and finished it. The forward opened the scoring at 5:00 of the second period after a scoreless first stanza before Josh Holmstrom evened the score at 1-1 before the second intermission.
Mike Embach gave the Komets a 2-1 lead at 7:50 of the third before Martin Frk netted the equalizer with goaltender Neil Conway pulled for the extra attacker with 19 seconds remaining in regulation. After a scoreless overtime, Perlini ended the game at 5:26 of the second extra frame. It was the ninth longest game in Komet history at 85:26.Komet goaltender Pat Nagle earned his third win of the post-season making 29 saves on 31 shots while Conway suffered his first loss of the playoffs allowing three goals on 56 shots.-Gamesheet-Sunday's Fort Wayne win sets up a seventh and decisive game Wednesday at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo at 7:35pm. Wednesday's match will be the first time the Komets have met a Toledo team in a seventh game. It will be the 12th seventh game in the Komets' 63-year history of playing in Fort Wayne.
ECHL North Division FinalsFort Wayne Komets vs Toledo WalleyeBest-of-seven series tied 3-3Game 1- Friday, May 1....................Fort Wayne 1, at Toledo 4Game 2- Saturday, May 2................Fort Wayne 2, at Toledo 5Game 3- Tuesday, May 5................Toledo 2 at Fort Wayne 3, OTGame 4- Thursday, May 7...............Toledo 1 at Fort Wayne 2, OTGame 5- Saturday, May 9................Fort Wayne 2 at Toledo 3Game 6- Sunday, May 10................Toledo 1 at Fort Wayne 3, 2OTGame 7- Wednesday, May 13.........Fort Wayne at Toledo, 7:35pm
The winner of the Fort Wayne-Toledo series will play the winner of the Florida-South Carolina series. South Carolina leads that Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-2 with games Monday and Tuesday (if needed) at Florida.
Wednesday's game will be broadcast on WOWO Radio AM 1190 and FM 92.3 and webcast at komets.com presented by OmniSource Radio Recycle. It is also scheduled to be televised on MyTV. Fans are invited to watch the road playoff game live at the Komets' official watch zone, The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, in Jefferson Pointe on Illinois Road.Sound Off with the Komets on 21Alive Monday nights-- The Komets, 21Alive and SportONE/Parkview Icehouse present Sound Off with the Komets, a live weekly telecast Monday night at 7:30. The show airs on WPTA TV 21Alive from the SportONE/Parkview Icehouse, 3869 Ice Way in Fort Wayne, featuring highlights, interviews and call-ins. Komet players and personnel serve as co-hosts with 21Alive's Tommy Schoegler. This Monday, May 11, Komet forward Mike Embach will be the guest.