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Walleye win snaps 11-game skid
CINCINNATI — The Walleye ended a month of frustration on Friday night, snapping an 11-game winless streak with a 4-3 overtime win at Cincinnati.
Defenseman C.J. Chartrain scored with 1:08 remaining in the game to give the Walleye (17-34-4) the victory.
Maxim Shalunov’s third-period power-play goal with 6:32 remaining knotted the game at 3 and Hannu Toivonen stopped 40 shots to help Toledo as they were outshot 43-23.
David Gilbert and Brett Perlini also scored against the Cyclones (32-20-5).
Goaltender Joe Howe took the loss for Cincinnati, making 19 saves.
The win was the first for Toledo since a 4-3 win at Cincinnati on Feb. 7. It was a late-win that night as well as captain Kyle Rogers scored with 1:50 left in the third to get the win a month ago.
The Walleye went 1 for 2 on the power play Friday night while allowing Cincinnati to score twice with the man-advantage.
Phil Bushbacher, Jonathan Hazen, and Byron Froese all scored for the Cyclones.