Cole Fraser scored from a difficult angle in the corner with less than six-tenths of a second remaining to give the Toledo Walleye a 6-5 victory over the Komets in a wild back-and-forth game that saw eight goals and four lead changes in the third period at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo’s T.J. Hensick had tied the game with 26 seconds remaining, from almost the same spot as Fraser’s shot at the Huntington Center, where a crowd of 5,848 was on hand Sunday.
Mario Culina stopped 39 shots for the Komets (19-13-4), also allowing goals to Randy Gazzola, Brett Boeing, Brandon Schultz and Brandon Hawkins. For division-leading Toledo (24-8-2), Max Milosek stopped 25 shots and allowed two goals to Lynden McCallum and one each to Kellen Jones, Shawn Boudrias and Shawn Szydlowski.
Szydlowski had tied the game for second-place Fort Wayne off a rebound 12:40 into the third period and McCallum netted a power-play goal from the right circle for a 5-4 lead at 15:06. Fort Wayne scored on 2 of 3 power plays. Toledo was 1 for 5.